The Every Girls Guide to Perfect Lips
The luck of Irish is a great thing. The pinching? Not so fun. I propose we substitute pinches with kisses, what do you think?
Here are some tips for a perfectly kissable pout!
1) Lots of water.
The first body part to show the effects of dehydration are lips. Drinking enough water in the day will make sure that lips don't look dry, rough or chapped.
2) Use sun protection.
Do an SPF 15 at the very least. Not only overexposure to harmful rays ages lips faster, but a sunburn on the lips is THE worst! Hurts, looks terrible and takes (feels like) forever to heal. I vigilantly protect now.
3) The right lipstick.
Not all lipsticks are created equally. Some have harmful ingredients that can do enough damage in the long run. We don’t live in a perfect world, though, sometimes a lipstick does not have a perfect ingredient list, but has a perfect shade that flatters my complexion, so here is a life hack I picked up from a lip-obsessed makeup artist: use a natural lip balm, lightly dust lips with a translucent face powder and then apply whichever lipstick you like! Not only this trick makes it last longer, but it also creates a protective barrier for lips.
4) Exfoliate and treat with a mask!
Best exfoliation trick ever : rose water + sugar.
It’s gentle, can be used daily, and not only does it soften the lips but it also gives them a very sweet aftertaste. Who wouldn’t want that?
Then, masks. I like DIY masks because they are so simple to make. Here are a couple options:
One teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon of lemon juice
One teaspoon of yogurt and one teaspoon of turmeric powder
5) Hydrate before bed!
A good lip treatment can do wonders. Make sure to go OVER the lip line: it helps to preserve the lip line without wrinkles. :) Also, did you know that many eye creams can double as lip treatments too?
Do you want to continue with these topics? I have more tricks/life hacks from make-up gurus. Is this something of interest? Do you want more recipes for DIY treatments? Favorite products? Something else?
What’s your life hack to get a perfectly kissable pout? :)