Published on May 4th, 2015 | by Rima J Pundir
We kiss, we eat, we lick, we bite, we colour, we purse, we pucker – our lips do a lot! Do a little for them too…
Lip Care 101
- CTM, the lips too: You take the makeup and dirt off of your face, but do you remember to do the same with your lips? My favorite way to remove lipstick (and other stuff!) from lips is to use olive oil. Just rub a small of olive oil gently onto your lips, and remove with a warm, damp, clean washcloth. This will also help keep them moisturized. Else, the market is bursting with awesome lip and eye make-up removers that clean and moisturise – do indulge!
- Build a base: A natural lip balm or butter on the lips before applying your lipstick further protects your pout. Also, use lip plumping glosses sparingly – the cinnamon or capsaicin in them irritates the delicate skin.
- When you are going to be outside in the sun or wind, always wear something on your lips – A lip balm and butter is great but even a lipstick helps protect the skin of your lips from damage caused by environment.
- Did you know that you can exfoliate your lips? Just mix a little olive oil or Vaseline with some fine sugar, and gently rub a small amount onto your lips in a circular motion for about 30 seconds. Wipe off with a warm washcloth, and you are ready to go! You can also use your toothbrush to rub but don’t over-exfoliate and don’t do this more than once per week. After exfoliation, back to the lip balm or butter.
FAB BAG PICKS
Burt’s Bees Replenishing Lip Balm With Pomegranate Oil: Give your thirsty lips a whole lot of love with our lip balm with antioxidant-rich Pomegranate Oil. 100% natural, it happily hydrates and revitalizes your lips with a hint of colour for an even, beautifully toned appearance. Packed with the power of Pomegranate Oil. Sweet Pomegranate flavour. CLICK HERE to view product.
Tattva Lip Scrub-Vanilla Cinnamon: Whether you have dry chapped lips or lips that have turned dark due to smoking or otherwise, these lip scrubs are designed to get the sheen and glow back on them. CLICK HERE to view product.
LA SPLASH Lip Couture Liquid Lipstick: Couture’s rich waterproof shades will leave a velvety, matte finish that never transfers. Experiment with our boldest high pigmented shades — from neutral to solid black. With its innovative formula that glides on as liquid and dries matte, you are sure to turn heads! CLICK HERE to view product.