Beauty

Care Tips For Your Lips

Get fuller and softer-looking lips with this simple five-step home-care guide

By Sa'idah Jaffar | October 31, 2017

Image credit: DLT Beauty

1. Stop the licking
You may think that you’re giving your lips the moisture it needs, but this habit actually dries up your lips more. Saliva contains enzymes such as amylase that wears the skin of the lips down.

2. Homemade scrub
Just like the skin on your face, your lips too need some light, gentle scrubbing to remove dead skin cells. A simple two-ingredient lip scrub using items from your kitchen could provide you with amazing benefits. Brown sugar drizzled with honey or olive oil make for a great non-abrasive scuffing agent as it’s gentle on your delicate skin on your lips and leaves your pout soft and healthy.

3. Use a soft toothbrush
An easier alternative is to give your lips a quick round of exfoliation every few days using the softest toothbrush you can get your hands on.

4. Ice cubes
Massaging your puckers using ice cubes wrapped in muslin cloth can help improve blood flow, which in turn result in a fuller-looking lips. Gently massage your lips a few minutes every day and watch how they instantly feel revitalised and relaxed.

5. Self-care
Of course, the above will work best if you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Get enough sleep, refrain from smoking, drinking ample water to keep your skin hydrated, and protect your lips from the sun with a lip balm equipped with SPF.

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