The eyes are the window to the soul and the lips are just as alluring and provacative. We need to take good care of our lip pillows 365 days a year to keep them readily soft and kissable. The skin on the lips is a lot thinner and sensitive than our bodies so we need to be mindful of the products we use to address the issues of cracked skin and dry lips. Take a gander at some of our picks to keep them pucker-iffic!
First step to soft lips is to exfoliate and there's nothing better or more yummy smelling than Sara Happ's Limited Edition Blood Orange Lip Scrub. Tiny, granular sugar crystals gently exfoliates flaky skin to leave lips incredibly soft and supple. One of my favorite products ever, this is gentle enough to use once a week. Try your best not to be tempted to eat any, it smells that enticing.
If you'd like to forego the step of needing a sink then Ilia's handy Lip Exfoliator comes in lipstick form and can be used daily. Organic ingredients blended with tiny granules of volcanic stone powder gently exfoliate lips. There's no need to rinse, simply follow up with a lip conditioner to seal in moisture.
For lip conditioning like no other may I tempt you and your wallet with By Terry's Baume de Rose SPF 15. This rose like no other (it smells of the classic flower), is a melt away balm that has become the must have of Hollywood stars because of its ability to repair, nourish, regenerate the lip area and leave a beautiful soft glossy sheen in it's wake. It can also be used as a salve to strengthen your cuticles!
Don't let lips go naked! You've buffed and conditioned them to perfection, now it's time to get them noticed with a hint of color with Kevyn Aucoin The Lip Gloss. Choose from 12 different shades from soft peach to the brightest blood red that will keep lips shiny and smooth without feeling greasy or slippery.
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An amazing pink and orange sunset is setting the perfect romantic backdrop, you're wearing your favorite floral sundress, your hair is styled in the perfect undone beach wave. He leans in for the kiss and then you remember……my dry, flaky lips are not in any condition for romance! If only we could pause the situation like a movie scene, but unfortunately if you haven't remembered to exfoliate your lips, chances are this is going to be one rough smackeroo session.
Because the lips are a thinner and more sensitive area than the rest of your face, it's imperative that you use a separate exfoliant for that area, not the abrasive microderm product you might use on the rest of your face. There's is no better product than Sara Happ's Limited Edition Blood Orange Lip Scrub. This gentle yet effective sugar scrub will lightly exfoliate your lips with delish smelling granular sugar crystals. Simply apply onto lips and rub in circular motions for a minute and then rinse off. The lips are left soft and smooth and ready for some kissing!
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Lucky for us the Miracle Skin Transformer brands is like a one stop shop. Best known for their amazing tinted moisturizer that camouflages redness and gives skin an airbrushed finish, they have now brought out four new products in the range that addresses every aspect of your skin care routine:
The Miracle Skin Transformer Hydroactive Cleanser is gentle and great for all skin types, especially those who have increased sensitivity to ingredients. This calming cleanser changes to foam when activated with water and gently rinses the skin, removing surface oils, makeup and dirt. It also fights free radicals with a powerful blend of botanical antioxidants!
No skincare routine is complete without regular weekly exfoliation. The Miracle Skin Transformer Hydroactive Microderm uses high grade micronized magnesium oxide crystals to polish and refine skin's texture. Besides renewing dull skin, the formulation is also infused with M3 Complex and antioxidants to increase moisture and a newly revealed luminous skin.
While you sleep your skin re-charges itself in lieu of another day of possible environmental aggressors. This is also the best time to incorporate a more active serum or treatment like the Miracle Skin Transformer Triple Active Night Treatment. This multi-functional night cream quenches skin with moisture throughout the evening, with 65% more hydration in the first three hours! It also exfoliates, firms and tones the skin overnight.
For those with super sensitive skin, Miracle Skin Transformer Heal Everything Balm is everything you need to hydrate irritated skin as well as combat severe dryness. If you try to hide the winter away inside closed doors you can feel protected with this multi-purpose beauty balm that addresses the multiple sources of aggression and stress.