While we go through lengths to take care of our faces with an extensive skincare routine, we hardly spend that much time and effort to pamper one of the most used parts of our faces – the lips. Case in point? Oftentimes we attend events and meet people who have faces that are put together so well … only to have their whole look go down the drain with dry, chapped lips.
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And we don’t blame them. After all, the environment plays a huge role in how your lips appear. While the skin on the lips protect it from harsh elements like erratic weather and damaging UV rays, we have to remember that it is only a thin, delicate veil that’s separating it from the terrible outdoors. And don’t think you’re safe indoors – air conditioning and even a simple sip of water can easily suck the moisture right out of your lips through evaporation. Then factor in all the lip movement we do throughout the day – from talking to eating to even just making simple expressions like smiling and pouting… All these result in dull, ashy lips that has seen better days.
But with the help of these simple steps and BAZAAR edited lip care products, you can nurse your lips back to the pink of health in no time. Who knows – you’ll probably be on the way to giving Angelina Jolie and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley – A-list celebrities famous for their plump, voluptuous lips – a run for their money.
Step 1: Clean It Up
Cleansing the lips from grime and residual makeup is crucial to ensure that the lips are absorbing the best stuff efficiently later on.
Step 2: Buff, Buff, Buff
Exfoliating the lips gently with granulated products not only sloughs off dull, ashy skin – it also boosts blood circulation so a set of baby soft lips await once the product is rinsed off.
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Step 3: Pamper And Treat
Best done twice or thrice a week before bedtime, this indulgent step ensures that the lips are pampered with tender loving care that they so deserve.
Daily care is also imperative in attaining a luscious celebrity-esque pout. Protect the lips with a sun-protecting formula in the daytime, and replenish with a conditioning blend before you slumber so your lips are loved all day long.
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