Are you unfortunate enough to be like me and prone to dry and cracking lips? It can be extremely irritating and it also means I avoid products like lip stick and lip gloss. I also have quiet thin lips which is not ideal! We all want the full plumped lip look and I’m going to share with you how I achieve that with out getting into fillers etc.
Once a week using a soft brown sugar and some fractionated coconut oil (liquid coconut oil) I very gently exfoliate my lips, you can also use the tongue part of your tooth brush as this is gentle enough. Doing this regularly will increase blood flow to the lips and help to keep them smooth and due to more blood flow will also make them appear redder.
There are so many different lip balms and products we can get for our beautiful pouts and it can be hard to find ones that actually do keep lips soft and hydrated. Vaseline is a very popular option but in actual fact it is not great for our lips, what it does is put a layer on our lips but adds no hydration or of any benefit in anyway. This is why people who use it regularly are constantly reapplying.
So here are a couple I can highly recommend, tried and tested by your’s truly.
- Image Balancing Lip enhancement complex – This little hero product has powerful anti-aging properties which help to diminish fine lines while also supporting collagen production, it contains polypeptides that will firm and plump your lips, giving you a perfect pout every time. It has a beautiful silky feel when applied and instantly makes your lips more hydrated. With everyday use you will notice a noticeable difference in the condition, and plumpness of your lips. It’s by no means an expensive product, for what it does and it honestly last for ages. Image Also have this product available with a slight rose pink tint and a percentage of the product goes to Care for Skin Foundation.
- Jane Iredale Lip Drink Lip Balm – This product is Vegan friendly, Gluten free, and contains an SPF 15, perfect for these hot summer months. Lip Drink comes in a few different options, Buff, Crush, Flirt and Sheer which, is my favourite and can be ordered from us directly. Beautifully hydrating and smells absolutely amazing! you don’t feel the need to keep re-applying and lips are hydrated all day long.