As much as we’d love to have plump and pink lips that are not always possible if we fail to take care of them. Here are a few things you can do to take care of your lips and keep them healthy and plump.
If your lips feel dry and dehydrated don’t lick them. The saliva may provide temporary relief but as soon as it dries it’ll make them even drier and they may crack easily causing more pain. Instead, try to hydrate yourself. Drink lots of water and increase your fluid intake in order to hydrate your body and skin.
Exfoliate your lips regularly by using a homemade lip scrub. Mix a little honey with a little
bit of sugar and apply it on your lips. Now massage your lips for a minute or two and wash it off. This removes the dead skin cells and the massaging helps improve the blood circulation.
Moisturise your lips properly. Use natural ingredients to do so. Apply a little coconut oil or ghee on your lips when they feel dry. It’s better than using a chemical-based product. If you do use a lip balm, try to use one that has lesser ingredients and chemicals.
Use home remedies to lighten your lips. Avoid using beauty products. Go natural on your lips and apply a mixture of coconut oil and lime. Lime has natural bleaching qualities and coconut oil keeps your lips moisturized.
Beetroot tends to stain your skin but it’s great for your lips. Apply a mixture of beetroot juice and honey and leave it on your lips overnight. This will soften your lips and make them pink and healthy.
Your lips also need protection from the UV rays, probably more than your skin because they’re much more sensitive. Use a lip balm with SPF when you step out in the sun.
Don’t apply lipstick on dry lips and remove lipstick before going to bed. Sleeping with makeup on is not good for your skin or your lips.