If you want your lipstick and gloss to look incredible, then smooth lips are essential.
The skin on your lips is very thin compared to your face, so requires extra care. Having no sebaceous glands means lips don’t produce any natural protective oils, which is why they are easily prone to becoming dry or chapped. If you’re going to adorn your lips with colour then you need to ensure your lips are kept in optimum condition for perfect results.
- Use a conditioning lip balm frequently – daily/nightly (before bed) if you can. I prefer products with Shea Butter and/or Royal Jelly. Olive oil is also a practical option.
- Exfoliate lips weekly or as needed. If you don’t have a lip scrub or a product specifically formulated for dry lips, try brushing lips lightly with a dry, soft (clean) toothbrush or rub gently with a damp flannel.
- Make a conscious effort to not lick your lips – saliva will only exacerbate the problem.
- Drink plenty of water.
- If your lips are extremely dry opt for conditioning balms only, like Lucas Pawpaw Ointment, and avoid wearing lip glosses and lipsticks.
- See a dermatologist if the condition doesn’t improve or worsens.