Winter dryness can cause lips to develop cracks and peeling, while in summer, lips can become dehydrated or sunburned. So, take care of your lips all year round with a tidy care routine. Keep reading to discover Shahnaz’s various tips for nourishing lips:
Start with exfoliation
Dead cells may not be visible to the naked eye, but they are present on undernourished lips, just like they are in the rest of your body and this is where exfoliation comes in handy. Exfoliation improves blood circulation to the lips, allowing them to receive enough oxygen, resulting in younger, healthier lips. However, do not use a facial scrub on your lips. To remove dry skin, simply rub lips with a soft, damp towel.
Before you begin the exfoliation process, make sure the lip surface is properly cleansed. There are several ingredients available that will give you amazing results such as:
Ground oats, sugar, honey and vegetable oil
Sugar, coconut oil, cinnamon and honey
Orange peel powder, brown sugar and almond oil
Coconut oil, honey, brown sugar and lukewarm water
Ground coffee, sugar, honey and almond oil
Lemon juice, petroleum jelly and ground sugar
The ingredients mentioned above are inexpensive and abundant in vitamins and minerals. Not only will they provide your lips with much-needed hydration and nutrients, but they will also have antiseptic benefits. . . When rubbing your lips, be extremely gentle with gritty substances, to avoid cuts or bleeding.
Use a lip mask
After you finish rubbing, the surface of the lip becomes a breeding ground for accepting nutrients. The type of lip mask one should apply would highly depend on their needs like tending to dry lips, color, brighten, just nourish, etc. Just mix all the ingredients mentioned below, apply it gently on their lips. and let the mixture sit for 10-15 minutes.
So, if you are someone who complains about having dry and chapped lips all the time, here are the ingredients you need to mix:
Avocado puree and honey
Honey, curd and olive oil
Honey and lemon juice
pure almond oil
These ingredients will nourish the skin of the lips, making them softer and smoother. If you want to cover your lips with organic color, use the following ingredients:
6 rose petals and milk
Beet juice and honey
Strawberry puree, almond oil and honey
Packed with high amounts of nutrients and antibiotic properties, results from regular use of a lip mask can be beneficial.
Instead of using artificially made lip balms, switching to a homemade lip balm will not only enrich your lips with adequate moisture, but also tend to lip tenderness. The easiest lip balm to make is a beetroot lip balm which will only require a beetroot and some ghee. Beets are rich in vitamin C, which will help protect and heal the lips. And the ghee will replenish the moisture.
Here is how you can prepare it: Take half a cup of beetroot juice, mix it with 1-2 teaspoons of ghee and refrigerate it until it solidifies. Be careful when storing beet lip balm inside the refrigerator when not in use, otherwise it will spoil due to oxidation.