Lips are an important facial feature, which should be paid special attention to. Lips are a very noticeable feature of a person. Especially, when you tend to speak, the movement of eyes and lips tend to catch the attention. Taking care of the facial skin is easy. However, one needs to take special care of the lips. Wondering, why? Lips need special attention, because lips lack oil glands, hence, they don't have the ability to retain moisture. Because of this reason one needs to take good care of lips.
Step #1 - Exfoliate Lips
The simplest way to exfoliate lips is to use a toothbrush. Just apply a thick layer of moisturizer on lips like purified butter or petroleum jelly, then stand in front of the mirror and with a soft toothbrush keep brushing the lips in small circular motions very gently. Then wash your lips and check. Apply a bit of honey on the clean lips, and leave it for 10 minutes and then wipe it off with a wet soft cloth. Lemon juice is another excellent homemade ingredient which can be used for exfoliating your lips. Use this recipe to treat chapped lips. In a bowl take 1 teaspoon of lemon juice, add 1 teaspoon of castor oil to it, and few drops of rosewater. Then apply the mix to the chapped lips and leave it overnight. In the morning wipe your lips with a wet cloth and use a moisturizer.
Step #2 - Use the Best Lip Products
First of all, let us discus about dry, cracked lips care. If you have such lips, then instead of exfoliating them, first heal them and then follow exfoliation and moisturizing for regular care. The best lip care for chapped lips and cracked lips is to use a medicated lip balm. The best products available today for dry, cracked lips are Blistex Medicated Lip Balm, Lysine Lip Balm, Vaseline Lip Therapy, and Cold Sore Lip Balm. You can find these products over-the-counter. Keep on applying a medicated lip balm 3 - 4 times a day to help them heal faster. These products contain special ingredients like aloe vera gel extract, vitamin E, and some sun block which help to bring the lips back to the health. You can also use almond oil which is rich in vitamin E or keep applying fresh aloe gel 3 - 4 times a day to heal the lips naturally.
But, for regular moisturizing you can use oil, petroleum jelly, purified butter, and fresh aloe gel. However, if carrying these products is not a practical option, then consider buying a natural, organic lip product. There are many options to consider. Eco Lips contains certified organic products and comes for $3 only. Other good product is Kiss My Face Lip Care, which is made with certified organic products, comes in variety of flavors and costs only 2 bucks.
Step #3 - Eat Healthy
Eating a well-balanced diet and a nutritious diet can greatly help to keep the lips healthy and moisturized. Eat a lot of fresh fruits and green-leafy vegetables. Also, eat whole-grain foods. Snacking on dry fruits and nuts is also a good idea. Eating foods which are rich in vitamin E will greatly help to keep the skin moisturized and glossy. Keep drinking a lot of water to keep your body hydrated and skin glowing.