Your Lips are one of the most sensative parts of the body. No one wants to pucker up to dry, chappy lips! Our lips are exposed to bad weather, the sun, chemicals from make-up and various stressful foods everyday which leads to alot of wear and tear on our kissables! Giving them a little extra care will keep them in smooching shape!
Exfoliate and Moisturize!
You have to exfoliate! Exfoliating removes the dead skin cells from the surface and leaves the skin softer and with a more even tone. (Guys this goes for you as well! Adding balm on top of dry chappy lips isn’t gonna solve your problem, you have to remove the dead skin cells!) Many companies make lip exfoliating sticks that you can purchase but I am going to share with you a make-up artist home remedy secret treatment that works wonders on your lips and costs next to nothing!
Honey/Sugar Home Remendy Lip Treatment:
Take about 2 tablespoons of plain table sugar in a small bowl. Add honey, one teaspoon at a time, until it reaches a nice, thick, sticky, consistency. If you want to add a moisture element, add a few drops of Olive Oil and blend well.
At the sink, get a bit of the mixture, and start gently rubbing it on your clean lips (remove any lipstick, gloss, or balms first). Go gently! Make sure you lightly scrub all lip surfaces and the corners.
Rinse off and follow with lip balm.
Tip: When on the go its great to keep a couple sugar packets and a honey stick in your makeup bag so that you can do a quick exfoliation anywhere! (for models especially after a long shoot when your lips take a beating)
Your lips will feel soft, smooth and will be less prone to chapping if you do this at least once a week.
Lip Balm is a major must! Lipsticks and glosses can dry lips out and chap-sticks don’t give you the proper moisture. You need to have a great balm!
My all time hands down favorite lip Balm is Smith’s Rosebud Salve!
“This cult-favorite, multi-purpose lip balm has been popular for over 100 years. An Old Family Standby Since 1895, this world-famous salve has been re-discovered by Hollywood stars and makeup artists. Rosebud Salve is still a favorite to aid in the relief of chapped and dry skin, blemishes, diaper rash, and detergent burns. Rosebud Salve is also a wonderful lip moisturizer and natural looking lip gloss. It moisturizes dry lips, calms and heals irritation, and soothes the sting of minor burns. Try dabbing on dry elbows or knees to condition, and relieve dryness. Also an excellent remedy for the treatment of diaper rash. The original flagship product, Smith’s Rosebud Salve remains our top seller. A glossy, non-sticky, non-waxy, texture makes this balm stand out. Only a dab is necessary, ensuring that one tin lasts a very long time! Mix with lipstick for extra shine. During allergy and cold season, dab on a dry, irritated nose to relieve discomfort.”
I NEVER go anywhere without it! This is one of my TOP 5 Products EVER!!!!
Tip: Put this on at night before you go to bed and you’ll wake up with soft, smooth lips!
Super exciting news: Smith’s has launched 2 new products for Fall!
Three Lavish layer of Lip Balm
This popular trio of Rosebud Salve, Minted Rose Lip Balm, and Strawberry Lip Balm is arranged in a collectible, vintage tin!
Smith’s Rosebud Salve in Tube
Every one’s favorite lip balm, cuticle smoother, flyaway tamer and irritation soother is now available in a handy, squeezable tube! So much easier to toss in your bag and go! More flavors coming later this fall!
You can pick Smith’s up at Anthropologie, Sephora, Urban Outfitters or American Apparel!
It will keep your lips luscious, moist and in kissing condition!