Spring is just around the corner, so now is a great time to perfect your pout and enjoy beautiful, kissable lips. Spend time on your smackers and pucker up in style by following these five useful tips.
If you long for juicy, plump lips, why not book a lip enhancement procedure and flaunt a Hollywood smile? This treatment will help perfect the V-shaped area of the upper lip and will stop lipstick from bleeding into fine lines and wrinkles. The procedure (which involves filler being injected into the lips) is relatively pain free and can last up to six months – making it a cost effective, non-surgical treatment.
Drink lots of water
Dehydration can cause your lips to become dull, dry and flaky, so drink plenty of fluids every day. This will keep your body hydrated and should prevent them from becoming irritated and sore. Stick to water and soft drinks where possible and avoid anything with added colourings – as these could dye your teeth, tongue and lips a bright colour. A few changes to your daily routine can make all the difference, so start drinking now and follow these other tips to feel beautiful throughout 2012 Wear lip balm
Your lips lack oil glands and cannot moisturise themselves. Therefore, it’s essential to wear lip balm with petroleum or beeswax for maximum protection. Opt for products with additional vitamins as these can help repair skin damage and always select a chap stick that has a sun protection factor of at least 15. Sun, wind and cold temperatures can play havoc with your lips, so try to shield them from the elements by investing in a decent lip cream – it’ll be worth it in the long run.
Avoid licking your lips
If your lips feel dry, take a drink and apply lip balm – but don’t lick them. Excess water can make them sore and might irritate cuts and splits caused by dryness. People who lick their lips frequently can have a red ring around their mouth and this is not attractive. It may be hard, but it’s essential to use a proper lip moisturiser instead.
Get laser hair removal
If you’re looking to remove the hair on your top lip, why not book a course of laser hair removal? This non-surgical procedure kills the hair at the root and has been proven to remove hair for good. The treatment’s more effective if you’ve dark hair and pale skin, but new methods are being introduced all the time. Each session of laser removes hairs in the active stage growth only, so it’s wise to book a course of treatments for optimum results.
Perfect your lips and flaunt a dazzling smile throughout 2012.