The Perfect Pout – Lip Care Do’s and Don’ts for Healthy Lips

The Perfect Pout - Lip Care Do's and Don'ts for Healthy Lips

The Perfect Pout – Lip Care Do’s and Don’ts for Healthy Lips

Our mouths are one of our most important features. When we communicate with others, whether we are smiling or talking, our mouths are in focus. In this blog post, we are going to look at how to achieve the perfect pout and I don’t mean lip fillers or make up – simply things you can do to help look after your lips and things that you should avoid doing.

Lip Care Do’s

Let’s start with the things that we should all do to keep our lips healthy.

  • Do keep your lips clean. Remember to thoroughly remove any make-up at the end of your day. Cleansing your lips should be a natural step in your skincare routine. If you’ve been wearing lipstick or similar, use a cleanser dedicated for this to remove the make-up on your lips at the end of the day.
  • Do exfoliate your lips a couple of times per week. Just like you are most likely exfoliating the skin on your face and body as part of your beauty routine, you should exfoliate your lips 1-2 times per week. Use a lip scrub to buff away dry skin and make your lips super soft again. Gently scrub your lips using a circular motion.
  • Do moisturise your lips. Use a hydrating lip balm as needed throughout the day to keep your lips moisturised and protected. A thicker balm works great overnight for a more intensive hydration boost.
  • Do protect your lips from the weather. When we think about applying sun protection, we mainly think about the skin on our faces and bodies, but our lips are just as important to protect. If you are spending time in the sun at all, always wear a lip balm with SPF – I always keep one in my handbag. Cold, wet, and windy weather can also be harsh on our lips so apply a thick balm for those weather conditions too.

Lip Care Dont’s

Now for the lip care don’ts, the things you should avoid to achieve the perfect pout.

  • Don’t sleep with make-up on. Sleeping with make-up on our skin is never a good idea and it’s important to remove all make-up from your lips as well.
  • Don’t over-exfoliate. Exfoliating your lips is a great way to keep them in good condition but it’s not good to do it too often. 1-2 times per week is more than enough. No matter how lovely your lip scrub is, don’t be tempted to use it every day.
  • Don’t lick your lips. Licking you lips will coat them in saliva which evaporates quickly, leaving lips dry. Saliva is also full of enzymes which are very harsh on the delicate lip skin and can cause further dryness and discomfort.
  • Don’t pick or bite your lips. Avoid touching your lips more than necessary to avoid germs entering your mouth and also don’t pick or bite your lips. Picking or biting your lips is a habit that can be difficult to break but if it’s something you do, it’s worth stopping. Picking and biting can cause further dryness and irritation too and will make healing take longer.

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