Tips for Soft Lips

Valentine's Day is almost here and it's time to make your lips as  kissable as they can be! Making them soft and supple is super easy if you follow our five easy steps on how to get your lips ready for their close-up! 

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1. Protect your lips from sun damage

Most of us know how to protect our skin from the sun's damaging rays. But our lips also need sun protection to ward off dryness and sunburns (even when it's not sunny out!). Choose a lip balm with built in SPF to keep your lips in tip top shape! 

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2. Exfoliate lips regularly 

Cold winter weather makes our lips feel rough and chapped - so not ready for kissing of any kind! Keep them smooth by regularly exfoliating them. You can use a special lip scrub or even just some body scrub when you're in the bath. Right after your shower, rub them gently with a washcloth or toothbrush to slough off the dead skin cells that make them feel rough and get rid of any dry skin. Apply lip balm immediately when you get out of the shower to get best results! 

3. Don't lick your lips

It may be tempting to lick your lips every time they feel a bit dry but in reality this makes them dry out even more! Carry around your most moisturizing lip balm instead and apply as often as needed. 

4.  Hydrate daily! 

Drink a lot of water everyday to keep your lips looking plump and perky! Look for lip balms with natural emollients like beeswax and essential oils to help soothe and calm the lips. Apply before bedtime so the balm can sink in overnight. 

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5. Choose a glossy tinted balm over lipstick

Lipsticks can be drying so choose a tinted lip balm or sheer gloss in a just bitten berry shade! Soft pink and cherry tinted lip balms will make your lips look popsicle stained - so much better and natural looking than thick lipstick! These are perfect for pouty, kissable lips.

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Follow these steps and you're on your way to pouty, kissable lips that are ready for action. You might even find yourself smooching someone in seconds with lips this soft! What's your favourite lip balm?



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