Kiss Chapped Lips Goodbye: 5 Easy Remedies for Youth-full lips

Apr 10, 2015 2:19:00 PM Cheryl Fenton White Teeth, Lips

A spring fling begins with a kiss. But how pretty is your pout?

Winter woes have wreaked havoc on your lips. It’s time to tell those chilly temps and dry air to kiss off. Follow these beauty tips and your sweetheart is sure to lavish you with kisses. Reverse dry winter lips.

Smooth Your Smooch
There’s nothing less appealing than peeling lips. To regain your Sugar_Lip_Scrib_-_white_teethlusciousness, exfoliate weekly with a scrub to remove any dead skin that can make lips look rough and lipstick cakey. For a DIY treat, try a bit of brown sugar—actual sweet kisses are sure to follow. Mix 1 teaspoon with a few drops of olive oil (extra hydration) and lightly rub the combo onto your dry lips in small circles. Be gentle. The winter weather means your lips have been roughed up by the cold and might be a little more sensitive. If you want to leave the mixing to the pros, Sara Happ makes lips happy with her sugar lip scrub in flavors like Crème Brulee or Confetti Cake, while Fresh’s Brown Sugar Lip Polish is also pretty sweet. If you’re stuck without a scrub, rub your toothbrush (sans toothpaste) lightly on your lips after brushing.
Hydrate and Soften
Once you have a smoother canvas, it’s time to make sure it stays that way. Slather on a moisturizing balm with skin-saving essential oils like almond or olive, or shea butter. Bonus – your lipstick color will glide on easier and last longer. Try Josie Maran’s Argan Oil Moisturizing Stick or the budget-friendly egg-shaped EOS. If you’re heading outside, pack a lip balm with SPF (Sun Bum makes a great one), since the sun’s rays can also dry and age your lips.


Kissable Color

Ensure kiss-perfect lips by first defining and filling in before you apply your favorite shade. An all-over base of a neutral liner will help color stay put. Once the liner is in place and the lipstick has been applied, hold a tissue over lips and, using a powder brush, dust translucent powder over the tissue. This will naturally set your lipstick for longer wear throughout the day or night. Darker lipstick shades and true reds tend to feather, so check out Make Up For Ever’s colorless Lip Line Perfector to keep your lipstick from feathering.


A Youthful Smile

You invest in anti-aging treatments for crow’s feet and neck crepe, so why ignore your lips? Nothing ages your face more than those pesky lines. Every night apply an anti-aging formula that will hydrate and help boost collagen production and firmness. Look for ingredients such as hyaluronic acid, peptides and retinols found in Skinceuticals Antioxidant Lip Restorative Repair or Peter Thomas Roth’s Unwrinkle Lips.



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With these tips and tricks, get ready to say hello to softer lips.

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