Pucker Up! Its National Lipstick Day!
It's that time of the year where we're enjoying the end of July, the beginning of Shark Week, and the last few weeks of summer before school starts...and DUH! National Lipstick Day! Okay, maybe no explanation point there for me since I am not really a lipstick lover BUT I do have a few lip tips that I know you cant live without and a few of my favorite products to share with you so you can keep your lips healthy and looking even more fabulous when you apply that lipstick you just can't live without.
1) Lips Need to be Exfoliated too!
Just like the skin on our face, the skin of our lips need to be exfoliated and dead skin cells need to be sloughed away. It's a good idea to find a lip scrub that you love and never run out of it! My favorite is from Kiss Me Honey because its a natural based clean product that is USDA organic. I really hate the idea of using something on my lips with hard to say ingredients and this stuff is seriously amazing. Their products are made with organic beeswax, organic coconut oil. organic unrefined shea butter, organic sweet almond oil, vitamin E, and grape seed extract. See, all ingredients you can easily say.
They currently have Mint, Strawberry, and Pineapple scrub (available for the summer) on their website for only $15.99 and I'm telling you this little jar will last you for-ev-er so I personally feel like its a SUPER great value (and you know I love a good deal!) I exfoliate my lips maybe once or twice a week just by applying a little bit of the sugar scrub and rubbing for a minute. Quick and simple and they feel so soft and fresh after.
2) Quit licking your lips!
Licking your lips will only cause them to dry out even more so avoid doing this! This is also another reason I prefer clean products on my lips. Sometimes you eat something super delicious and you just gotta lick your lips BUT at least the products you're applying to your lips are not filled with who-knows-what.
3) Wear an SPF on your lips!
By now you know I am a huge advocate for sun protection and this obsession applies to the lips too! I have been LOVING the COOLA lip SPF that you can find here. Our lips are super vulnerable because they are so delicate and it's very important that we are taking the time to protect them from UVA and UVB rays. This lip SPF is very moisturizing too! COOLA always takes the time to ensure that their products are cruelty free, antioxidant rich, at least 70% certified organic, recyclable, as well as many other great qualities.
4) Wear a lip balm under your lipstick...well use a lip balm ALL THE TIME!
Lip balms help to keep your lips healthy when they are formulated with healthy and quality ingredients. That means Carmex isn't doing anything great for you. Don't ditch your favorite red lipstick but instead protect and prime your lips with a healthy lip balm like the ones from Kiss Me Honey. I honestly love their products AND I forgot to mention earlier you can buy them on Amazon too so you get that Prime 2 day shipping! They are a tiny bit more expensive through Amazon (link HERE) but you get it quicker!
5) SECRET TIP!
This is an awesome tip I learned from LW Skincare. Your toothpaste can actually be the root of all your lip troubles because toothpaste is very drying. The secret tip is to apply a lip balm before you brush your teeth, (exfoliate 1-2 times a week if your like me) and then RE-apply your lip balm. That first application will act as a barrier while you are brushing and the second will rehydrate your lips.
I hope you all enjoyed those little tips for for your lips on this National Lipstick Day! As always, let me know your thoughts in the comments!