We all know those people that go to extreme lengths to take care of their skin. In fact, you might be one of those people who aren’t afraid to splurge on the newest face moisturizer or scrub in order to keep your skin healthy looking and glowing.
You may even have created a daily skin care routine, but with all the night creams and antioxidant serums, you might have forgotten one area of your face that could use some love: your lips and how to nail your lip care routine.
It may come as no surprise to you, but the skin on your lips is just that—skin—and deserves just as much attention to stay hydrated and healthy looking. Whether you suffer from dry, flaky lips, or you’re just wanting to give your lips a luscious boost, there’s a lip care routine for you. We outline a daily lip care routine that you can do a few nights a week in the morning, during the day, or before you go to bed, to make sure your smackers stay smooth and supple.
Start by Exfoliating Your Lips
You may find that there’s a lot of overlap in your general skin care routine and that of a lip care routine. For example, just as you may start your day giving your face a rejuvenating scrub, we recommend giving your lips the same type of treatment. Try the ChapStick® Total Hydration Conditioning Lip Scrub that comes in a refreshing peppermint or sugar plum flavor.
The great thing about our lip scrub is that it’s simple use. You’ll first start by massaging a small amount onto wet lips in a circular motion. Make sure to apply the scrub gently onto your lips to both condition the entire lip and to avoid irritating the skin. Then once you’ve finished, use a washcloth to wipe off the scrub, or simply rinse your lips with a splash of warm water. Another plus about our scrub is that it’s naturally sourced with ingredients like sugar crystals, maracuja and coconut oils, shea butter, and Vitamin E. This scrub works to remove any dry skin and help condition your lips. Pro tip: apply the lip scrub as needed, but consider exfoliating on a consistent basis to keep those lips well hydrated.
After you’ve applied the lip scrub, you’ll want to seal in the moisture to help protect your lips from drying out. One of the ChapStick® Total Hydration lip balms would work perfectly for moisturizing your lips. Our lip balms come in amazing flavors like Fresh Citrus, Cooling Peppermint, and Eucalyptus Mint.
Don’t Leave the House without a Lip Balm
Starting off your day with a good lip scrub is a great way to ensure your lips are well hydrated. However, if you know that you’re going to be spending a lot of time outdoors, then having a ChapStick® lip balm on you could be important. Maybe you plan on spending the entire day out under the sun, and you want to protect your lips from sun damage. Well, our Moisture + Tint SPF 15 Peachy Keen may be the best lip balm for you. This lip balm helps to protect lips with natural sunscreen broad spectrum SPF 15, while also providing a hint of color that enhances the natural color of your lips. For those of you worried more for your lips during the bitter winter months, the ChapStick® Medicated lip balm works to soothe, hydrate, and help heal severely dry lips.
We’ve also created lip butter, which is positioned between a lip oil and a lip balm, and can give you softer, healthier-looking lips. ChapStick® 100% Natural* Lip Butter is paraben free and made with 100% naturally* sourced ingredients including mango, avocado, and shea butters. This delicious combination of natural ingredients will help to comfort, and rejuvenate your lips for up to 8 hours. These lip butter products come in flavors like Green Tea Mint, Sweet Papaya or a citrusy Pink Grapefruit. No matter what lip balm you choose, be sure not to leave the house without it!
Take Things Up a Notch With Lip Oils and Serum
So, it may be a simple task for you to incorporate a lip scrub and lip balm into your daily lip care routine. But now you’re wanting to know how to go the extra mile for those lips. One way to take your lip care routine to the next level is giving those lips some more love before you hit the pillow. Before heading to bed, apply a thick coat of the ChapStick® Total Hydration Vitamin Enriched Lip Night Serum that’s infused with Vitamin C, Vitamin E, and evening primrose oil. With such a simple application, the serum does all the work while you’re getting your much needed beauty rest.
We hope these tips and tricks to building a perfect lip care routine have helped you. And with a range of ChapStick® products, you have plenty of options to help you keep your lips nice and hydrated, no matter the season. Be sure to check out our News Nook for articles on beauty tips, lip health, self-care, lifestyle trends, and more.