Lips to talk about
“If you’re sad, add more lipstick and attack" ~ Coco Chanel.
We all feel more empowered when we apply a lick of our favourite lippy. But what if the cold weather has played havoc with your coat of armour. Well I am here to solve all your lips lows and give you lucious lips all year round.“
The skin on the lips is extra thin and sensitive, lips don't have any hair or sebaceous glands, which assist in keeping the skin lubricated and protected. Their only source of moisturiser is your saliva, that's why they can easily become dry and chapped.
What's more, they don't have any melanin, which is your body's natural way of protecting the skin from ultraviolet rays. That's why your lips are at a higher risk of sunburn and skin cancer. Think of your lips as a sponge, when exposed to moisture, they absorb water and plump up. When dehydrated, they dry out and shrink, often becoming chapped and sore.
As you age, your lips will begin to show fine lines and wrinkles, usually at a faster rate than the rest of your face, since the skin is so thin. Also, smoking is a major culprit of early ageing of the lips as it is a toxic pollutant, smokers are more likely to develop lines around the mouth, because of the repeated use of the perioral muscles to hold the cigarette, smoking also effects the body ability to avoid nutrients like Vitamin C, which is essential for collagen synthesis.
The negative effects of the environment frequently result in the drying, chapping, and cracking of the mouth. Improper care of lips can also lead to increased risk of inflammation, infection, and burning sensations. The good news is that once you start taking care of your lips, you can reverse the signs of ageing and trauma relatively quickly.
Some tips for healthy lips
Skin omegas and moisture lock Supplements
This powerful dup function in synergy to plump and promote smooth lips. Skin moisture lock combines hyaluronic acid and a ceraminde complex to retain skin moisture and smooth the appearance of fine lines and cracked lips.
Lip drink SPF 15 from Jane Irdale
Drench your lips in moisture and protection with Lip Drink Lip Balm. An ultra-hydrating treatment for the lips infused with a nourishing blend of natural oils and waxes, plus the added benefits of SPF 15. Available in 7 sheer shades to give lips the prettiest tint of colour. Reapply often throughput the day to ensure healthy and hydrated lips
Jane Iredale Sugar and Butter Lip Exfoliator/Plumper
Soft, beautiful and oh-so-kissable lips are yours with Jane Iredale Sugar and Butter Lip Exfoliator/Plumper duo. Organic brown sugar gently removes dull, dry skin.
With no chemical synthetic dyes to worry about, eat the sugar crystals right off your lips! Then, apply the tinted lip plumper with shea butter and peptides that moisten and plump.
- Peptides have been shown to increase hydration and stimulate collagen synthesis.
- A simple sweep will give your lips a natural, glowing pink tint while plumping and diminishing lines to reduce feathering.
- You can actually feel the plumper working when the cool mint and ginger ingredients start doing their job!
Also keep in mind, when choosing lipstick, choose mineral as the ingredient are chosen with the integrity of your lips in mind. Avoid long lasting formulations as they tend to be harsh and drying the lips. Also if using Environ youth essentials eye gel, be sure to apply any excess around the lip area too .
And finally and most importantly...Do not bite your lips, unless of course, some hot delivery guy is walking down your drive with a Monica Tolan package.