Hey Everyone! What better way to end this awesome Birthday Featurama than with a little skin care advice! I personally go through this problem Every.Single.Year!! It’s soo annoying to wake up to chapped and dry lips. Well, according to Nella, No More!!
Say goodbye to harsh, dry lips this winter with this winter skin care routine!
Winter weather can be a disastrous time for our skins. The weather is cold, harsh and very drying. Even those of us who live in the tropics are affected by the havoc-havoc-wreaking weather when the temperatures cool down. Lips become chapped as the punishing and meticulous winds strips our lips of all its much needed moisture. Add to that turning on heaters to warm you up….and fuhgetaboudit.
That being said, there’s no time like the present to get started on a lip care routine that can prep your pout for all the mistletoe and ball-ball-dropping kisses that you’ll be experiencing this season.
A lip care routine is similar to any skin care routine. There’s cleansing, weekly exfoliation, masking and regular moisturizing. Yes, it takes time and effort to maintain but it is well worth the effort once it’s done. So let’s begin shall we.
STEP 1: Take it off! Take it off!
Don’t let your lipstick dry out your lips this winter. Any good lip care routine involves cleansing your lips of all makeup especially before you go to bed. Always remove your lipstick before going to bed. A great DIY lipstick/stain remover is to use a dab of Petroleum Jelly or Olive Oil on a cotton pad or paper towel and moving in a circular motion, gently wipe away your lipstick. Perfect for much needed hydration and perfect to remove the most stubborn of lipstick stains.
STEP 2: Scrub a dub dub!
Exfoliating the lips is a great way to beat dry and chapped lips into submission. It’s very important to remove dry, dead or chapped skin cells if you want the freshest and smoothest lips around town. My favorite lip exfoliator is the E.L.F. Lip Exfoliator. Every time I use it, it feels like I’ve just scrubbed away all my lip worries. As budget-friendly as the elf exfoliator is, a great DIY alternative is to mix equal parts brown sugar and honey (or olive oil) in a small bowl and scrub the mixture against your lips. Wipe off excess with a damp washcloth and apply a hydrating lip balm and soon you will have the smooth lips of your dreams.
Note: Exfoliation should only be done once per week.
STEP 3: MOISTURIZE THEM LIP
After all that work exfoliating, you need to seal the moisture. Lock it in with a hydrating moisturizing lip balm or lock and set it with a weekly DIY lip mask using ½ teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of yogurt. Leave the mask on for 5 minutes and then wipe off with a washcloth. Want a little extra moisture? Seal the mask with a little plastic wrap over the lips then after you wipe off the mixture, then add a small amount of coconut oil to the lips. Voila! Lips so amazing you want to eat them off.
STEP 4: HYDRATE! HYDRATE! HYDRATE!
H20 always does the body good. The perfect cherry topping to your lip care routine is to keep your body hydrated. It’s tempting not to drink too much water in the colder months because who wants to be running to the bathroom like Usain Bolt in a 100m dash all the time? But when you keep hydrated your body and your lips are soaked in a love nest of moisture that leaves them looking and feeling silky smooth and extra lush.
Remember the lips are one of the most sensual parts of your body so you have to take care of them. So follow these simple steps, pucker up and prep your pout for the winter season.
That’s A Wrap! I can’t believe my Birthday Featurama is over! I hope you all enjoyed these wonderful bloggers as much as I have!
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