Sunday, February 12, 2012

Be Talk: Tips for Beautiful Lips

 

Top Tips for Beautiful Lips

 

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Your lips are one of the most sensitive parts of your body but unfortunately we don’t always treat them that way. It doesn’t matter how much lipstick or gloss you wear, if your lips aren’t already in great condition to begin with, they’ll never look amazing. Luckily there are plenty of tips and tricks to make sure you always have the perfect pout, including three golden rules – hydrate, exfoliate and moisturise.

Hydrate

 

Drinking plenty of water is vital for keeping your skin hydrated and looking fantastic, including your lips! A healthy and balanced diet is also vital for keeping your skin in great condition, with vitamins including A, B, C, B2 and E being especially important.

Exfoliate

Just as you do with your skin, exfoliating will help to keep your lips smooth and begin the process of creating the perfect base for your make up. A really simple way to do this is by gently rubbing your lips in a circular motion with a clean, damp toothbrush with soft bristles to remove dead skin.

Lipscrubs come handy too in exfoliating lips..

Image Courtesy: Google Images
Image Courtesy: Google Images
Moisturise

Moisturising is also essential for beautiful lips. Vaseline is a firm favorite with many women but there are also some home remedies that you can try. Try applying a layer of honey or castor oil to lock in moisture or simply rubbing your lips with a slice of cucumber. Aloe Vera oil can also help dry lips by exfoliating and moisturising as well as helping to protect against sun damage. Try to avoid fragranced or flavoured products or those with ingredients that may irritate your skin. Take a look online for some do-it-yourself recipes for your lips. 


Give up bad habits


Bad habits are always hard to break but remember they’re called bad for a reason! When you’ve got dry lips it’s all too tempting to pull at dead skin or constantly lick your lips. Although the moisture will feel like a relief to begin with, licking your lips actually removes the thin layer of natural fat that protects them, leaving them worse than they were before. Make sure you drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated and avoid smoking and drinking alcohol.
Dry, cracked lips are not only unpleasant to look at but they can also be painful and make you feel less confident. This problem can be caused by a number of factors including changes in climate, sun damage, dehydration or something more serious such as a skin condition or allergic reaction, talk to your doctor if you’re concerned about this. 

Guest Post contributed by Kathy Keable from Cafe La Moda, where you can find makeup and beauty advice and the place to look when shopping for skin care products online.

7 comments:

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    Surabhi.

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