September 27, 2016

Fall/Winter Lip Care Tips - How to Keep Lips Soft

Hey cuties!

Today I got something special for you all, as I got the offer for a guest post on my blog. It's provided by Hannah from Perennial Relations, so I hope you'll enjoy it! And at the end of her post, I also wrote some personal tips and tricks for lip care that I use myself. Enjoy ♥

With the chillier months of the year coming with fall and winter, it is important to keep up with your beauty regimen to look and feel your best. One of the chief areas on which you might want to focus are your lips, which can easily become dry and chapped, even cracked when the temperatures dip. Here are some fall and winter care tips for keeping your lips soft.

Since fall and winter are the seasons when it grows steadily colder, you will not only want to keep warm but should stay hydrated as well. This means you should drink plenty of water. Keeping hydrated will benefit your skin, and particularly the thin, delicate skin of your lips, which will prevent chapping. Make sure to drink six to eight glasses of water per day. The recommended serving of a glass of water is eight ounces.

If you are the type of woman who enjoys wearing makeup, you should keep your lips coated with a good moisturizing lipstick. There are a number of good ones on the market, including those made by Revlon and Clinique. These are made specifically for adding essential moisture to your lips, leaving them smooth and soft.

Lip balm is also good for keeping lips soft and healthy during fall and winter. One of the best is Evolution of Smooth, a popular brand that’s become the favorite of celebrities like Britney Spears and Miley Cyrus. The company’s spheres, like this blackberry nectar EOS lip balm available at Ulta, are chock full of sheer butter, vitamin E and jojoba oil. They are dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic and perhaps best of all, free of parabens and other harmful substances. You can find these great lip balms at any drug store or store that sells cosmetics.

Exfoliating your lips is a great way to keep them healthy and soft. Many people don't realize there are exfoliators made specifically for the lips, but there are a few options available. These include sugar and oils to remove the dead skin from your lips to make way for new, smooth skin underneath. Use a toothbrush to gently scrub your lips for best results.

Some lip gloss options include vitamins E and A to keep your lips moist, which is a must in colder weather. Buxom Full-On Lip Polish is a notable product that can both improve the quality of your lips and make you look great at the same time.

Following these steps in the fall and winter months will ensure that your lips are at their very best. An additional tip is to use a humidifier at home to keep your lips moist. You will notice a remarkable difference during the cooler seasons of the year.

And another tip from me, Mew!
As Hannah already mentioned, you should use an exfoliator to keep your lips all smooth and soft.
I found multiple recipes on the internet to make an easy and cheap exfoliator yourself, and you'll most likely have all the ingredients at home already.

What you need:
Sugar, Honey and Coconut Oil!

If you don't have Coconut Oil at home yet - you need it. There's so many things you can do with it (I make hair masks with it too for example!) and a lip exfoliator is just one of them. The honey gives your lips plenty of moisture. You can also leave it out of the recipe if you don't like honey or don't have any at home, then you just use coconut oil and sugar.
The sugar is there to remove the dead skin cells from your lips, which will make them extra soft and shiny again!

Here's a quick visual guide on how to make your own lip exfoliator:

The three magic ingredients!

I took about two spoons of coconut oil (and I count the giant spoon of the oil here in the picture as one and a half). Coconut Oil is solid when it's in room temperature, but will turn liquid when it touches your skin or gets a little warmer generally.

Mix it! I put a little more sugar in from time to time, until it has a nice consistency. 

Pour some honey in your mixture.

Mix it again! It should stick all together, not being too dry nor too liquid. The amount I have right there lasted me for days!

Simply rub it on your lips. You can also use a toothbrush for it as Hannah also mentioned before. It's probably better since the bristles remove dead skin cells even better, but for now my finger and the sugar do the job too! 

Last step: You can wipe the product off or everything is edible, so if you want to you can just lick it off!
The immediate result is that your lips are ULTRA smooth and soft. My lips are extremely dry, so it took me two or three times until my lips got noticeably smoother... But I just did it three times in a row, which took me less then 10 minutes! After that my lips were the softest little baby butts. Apply some good lip balm after exfoliating to keep them this soft!

Okay, that's it for the tips!

I hope you liked the guest post as much as I did. I hate writing long texts, so Hannah was so awesome to make a nice little list of tips and tricks to moisturize your lips. 
Fall and winter may come now!

I hope you have a great day! ♥♥♥

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