Has winter wreaked¬†havoc on your skin as well as your lips?¬† Do you keep licking them hoping it will help?¬† Or are you one of the people who is constantly applying lip balm in the hope that it will cure the dry flaky skin??¬† Hopefully you’ve packed up the mistletoe, but now it’s time to get your lips in kissable shape for Valentine’s Day and keep them that way.¬†
The skin on our lips is fragile and¬†simply doesn‚Äôt retain moisture as well as the skin on other body parts.¬† Your lips need a little more pampering in the cold winter months.
Here are some things you can do to get your lips line free, smooth and pucker ready:
- Don’t lick your lips
- Apply a hydrating¬†balm that is not petroleum-based
- Don’t smoke it causes deep lines
- Use an exfoliant¬†once a week¬†designed¬†for the lips followed by a lip mask
For those who are always on the cutting edge of the newest,¬† you‚Äôll want to try Vivite Defining Lip Plumper by Allergan.¬† Created to stimulate collagen and hyaluronic¬†acid synthesis, Vivite¬†defines lip contours as it plumps.¬† It contains¬†peptides, botanicals, vitamin E, ¬†green tea extract, and moisturizes with aloe vera, and chamomile flower.
Here is a do it yourself lip exfoliant:¬†
- ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Apply a dab of aquaphor to your lips
- ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†Use a toothbrush and rub in a circular motion
- ¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬†¬† Reapply aquaphor
Want a more professional scrub that is a little more purse friendly?¬† Try Bella Fiores Lip Lovely Sets in either Peppermint or Strawberries and Cream.¬† Each set ¬†includes a rescue me scrub and balm so good they should put a “Do not eat” warning label on it!
Now that you will have the perfect pucker, don’t forgot to make your reservation for that romantic night out….or in.
For a complimentary lip 911 consultation call 203-533-4560 to set up an appointment or stop by for some great lip rescue treatments.
Nikki Rasmussen, RN
owner/operator YOLO aesthetic boutique & med spa
Best New Business of 2009
1010 Village Walk Guilford, CT 06437