How To: Lipcare-Moisturize

9/20/12

Now this may be a no-brainer for some of you. But for those of you who have dry chapped lips in the winter time--this post is for you! 
Your basic care should include:
1. Water
2. Lip Scrub
3. Lip Balm
and Vaseline is optional.


Water is for you to ingest, putting it on your lips won't do any real good except getting them wet. Basically, for your lips and skin to become and remain hydrated you have to consistently drink enough water every day. 
If you have very dry and chapped lips that peel, then lip scrub is a perfect answer to all that. I used to find that even with lip balm I would have these awkward flaky bits, lip scrub takes away all the dead skin before you apply topical moisturizer. Personally, I really like the Lush lip scrub in Mint Julep. You can also make a homemade one using sugar and olive oil-give it the consistency that suits you best. Usually they're more scrubby (more sugar) than oil. Ratio: about one to half. 
Third is the lip balm, this will moisturize and protect your lips. I love the Nivea lip balms in Essential and Hydrocare for drugstore lip balms. Dior Lip Glow is a great high end lip balm that works wonders but tends to give a bit of colour to your lips (due to the reaction it has with the pH of your lips). 
Vaseline is optional, being that it will help protect your lips but it does not moisturize. It's more of a shield.

I generally try to exfoliate my lips when they start getting flaky and I put on lip balm a few times a day. When I'm going out into the bitter winter, I tend to put some Vaseline on if I'm not wearing lipstick. 

What do you ladies use to take care of your lips?

À Bientôt Mes Amours,
Kisti Belle


5 comments :

  1. Use almost the saqme things doll!I hate when they start drying in winter.Thanks for the post!!

    xxx

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  2. My lips get so dry and chapped; sometimes I even get cracks in the corners - it's awful. I exfoliate once a week, use Burt's Bees lip balm (obsessively) during the day, and use this Nuxe balm at night (http://www.nuxe.com/en/ultra-nourishing-lip-balm-160/reve-de-miel). I've been using it since I was a kid and I don't think I can overstate how amazing it is and how great it's been for me!

    Love the post. I was actually looking for homemade lip scrub and lip balm "recipes" to send to my little cousin :) xx Lina

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    1. I know how you feel, my lips also get so bad in the winter! Reve de miel is said to be one of the best but I have yet to try it. I hope your cousin enjoys the recipe!

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  3. Hey Girl! It's Selmoune. Sometimes when ive got to be crafty I wet my toothbrush and just gently brush my lips with it and it leaves 'em really soft, just as though you'd used an exfoliator. Then I put a bit of lip balm before bed and that usually does it for me!

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