How To Keep Your Lips Soft & Plump This Season?

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Keeping your lips soft and luscious requires constant maintenance and protection from sunlight. A few home remedies also come handy when planning to keep your lips plump and attractive. Besides, you need to undertake some preventive measures, like using lip care products and other lip therapies. Let’s look at a list of things you can do to keep your lips soft and plump this season.

Use petroleum jelly

Petroelum jellies, e.g. Vaseline petroleum jelly, should be applied frequently to avoid cracks and dryness. Generally, you use petroleum jelly right before going to sleep at night but that shouldn’t be the only time to use it. Rather, apply it after every 2-3 hours to keep your lips softer.

Use SPF lip balms

SPF lip balms protect you from sunburns and damage caused by UVA and UVB rays. Your lips are soft and tender. So you need a proper therapy to protect them from heat and sunlight. The Himalaya Natural Sun Protection Lip Balm moisturizes and protects your lips from harsh UVA and UVB rays. It is specially prepared with vegetable oils, natural sunscreen, grape seed and sunflower seed oils to keep your lips hydrated and shield them from harmful sun rays.

Another lip balm, the Chap Ice Tropical Lip Balm with SPF 30, prevents your lips from dryness and chapping. It is specially formulated with Carnauba Wax and Petrolatum to give your lips a smooth feel.

Steam it up

Steaming means applying honey or petroleum jelly just before taking a shower. But make sure you don’t wipe off your lips during the bath. The steam thus generated will help the jelly infiltrate and give your lips a smooth and softer feel.

Use peppermint oil and cinnamon oil

Peppermint oil has a cooling effect on your nerves and gives slight tingling sensation to your lips. The sensation results in a slight swelling of your lips and adds a temporary glow without affecting your lips severely.

Cinnamon oil is good for improving circulation. Apply it thoroughly in a circular motion on your lips to boost up blood flow. Plus, it will give your lips a tempting fragrance throughout the day, making them kiss ready!

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Exfoliating

Prepare a mixture of brown sugar and honey and rub it on your lips. Keep massaging the mixture for 3-4 minutes and then wipe it off with a paper towel. Put a layer of Aquaphor once your lips dry. This will make your lips plump.

Apply make-up

Make up doesn’t mean that you should put on vibrant lipsticks to cover up your cracked lips. Just a simple and natural shad of pink or nude applied along with a lip liner can bring out the magic. Finish the outline of your lip with a slightly darker shade than that of the lipstick to get the desired glossy look.

Monthly massage

Try out monthly or bi-monthly massages or spa treatments to glam up your lips. Spa experts use specific lip balms and moisturizers to elevate the appearance of your lips. Going for regular massages improves blood circulation in the body, which in return gives your lips a better appearance.

Brush your lips

Yes! You read it right! After brushing your teeth, it’s time to brush your lips. Brushing your lips increases the blood flow and gives it a temporary plump appearance.

Using these simple you can obtain glossy and smooth lips. Your lips are the best feature on your face, so make sure they are good enough to cast a spell on others!

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