The skin that covers your lips can be tough to care for since it’s some of the thinnest skin found on your body.
While certain parts of your face—like your cheeks—have as many as 16 layers of skin, your lips only have four or five layers. That’s why things like smokers lines are so quick to happen.
But there’s good news! Here’s a list of super easy treatments so you can have gorgeous lips all the time.
1) KEEP YOUR LIPS MOIST
Seems like a no-brainer, right? Of course it’s important to keep your lips moist! The question is: how?
Start with the basics! Use organic lip balm frequently throughout the day.
2) CHOOSE A LIP BALM WITH SPF
Imagine the worst case of chapped lips you’ve ever had, and multiply that by ten. It’s that bad.
So what’s the solution? Choose a lip balm with SPF! This will prevent the sun’s UV rays from damaging your delicate lips, which keeps them soft and smooth.
3) WEAR THE RIGHT LIPSTICK
Not all lipsticks are created equal. Some of them contain ingredients that can be harmful, like parabens, for example.
On the other hand, some lipsticks are made from natural ingredients—like plant oils or beeswax—and use natural coloring. If possible, go with one of these lipsticks.
You can also try to find a lipstick that contains vitamins or other moisturizing ingredients. This will keep your lips soft and moist while also providing the color you’re craving.
4) USE LIP PRODUCTS WITHOUT ADDED FLAVORS AND FRAGRANCES
Flavors and fragrances seem wonderful but may actually damage your skin. This includes lip balms and lipsticks with flavor or fragrance.
The ingredients used to give lip products their delicious fragrances and flavors are often chemical-based ingredients that might irritate and dry out your lips. It’s best to avoid them altogether. Try using USDA certified organic or organic at all times.
5) AVOID BITING AND LICKING YOUR LIPS
To achieve soft, kissable lips, you need to be gentle! This means no biting or licking your lips. Biting causes damage (for obvious reasons), while licking your lips can actually remove moisture and dry your lips out.