THE BASIC STEPS OF A LIP CARE ROUTINE

Skincare routine is considered as the most important step for a healthy, glowing skin. And though it covers a huge chapter of the beauty bible, lips are often left out of the conversation. However, there are some basic and quite simple steps to follow in order to help them maintain their health and youthfulness.

Lips are a very sensitive part of our face for their skin is much thinner than any other part of our body. Moreover, our lips have a lesser amount of oil glands and no ability to create the sun-filtering natural melanin. This means that they have virtually no protection of their own. As you can imagine, expression wrinkles are the less severe strike!

If your current lip care routine just involves a swipe of lip balm whenever they’re feeling chapped, there’s definitely more you could be doing to make your lips look younger, fresher, and plumper.

GENTLE EXFOLIATION

Exfoliation should be the first step of your lip care routine. By applying a lip scrub on wet lips ensures dead cells removal while it prevents them from cracking. Be careful though not to cross the fine line and over-exfoliate lips which will throw them off balance and in turn, make them more dry.

Beauty tip: There’s a difference between chapped lips and flaky lips. Chapped lips indicate dehydrated skin and should be scrubbed daily, while flaky, cracked, or bleeding lips indicate damaged skin and need to heal first.

EDITOR’S PICKS

GLAMGLOW // POUTMUD

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DIOR // LIP SUGAR SCRUB

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BY TERRY // LIP SCRUB

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HYDRATION IS EVERYTHING

The next step of your lip care routine should be hydration. By using the right product, you can ensure that their softness will be restored while looking much healthier. There are many products to choose among as their texture can be either creamy and sticky, jelly or oily. Lip treatment with a dry oil, however, is considered a must.

EDITOR’S PICKS

FRESH // SUGAR COCONUT BALM

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LANCOME // ABSOLUE LIP BALM

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LA MER // THE LIP BALM

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WHEN THE NIGHT FALLS

If your lips ask for more intensive care, a night mask will get them transformed while you are sleeping. Similar to lip balms but with more active ingredients, lip masks are designed to leave you with healthier, lush-looking lips ready to be kissed by morning! Lather on before bed to enjoy the moisturizing benefits of their extracts for revived, beautiful lips.

YSL // VOLUPTE NIGHT REHAB LIP MASK

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HOURGLASS // NO.28 LIP TREATMENT OIL

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KIEHL’S // OVERNIGHT LIP TREATMENT

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CREDITS

Holding Image:
Courtesy of Dior

Words:
Anastasia Spyrtou