Pout Pleasers: Get Smooth Lips
SALIVA dries out natural oils from the skin around the lips. As a result, moisture evaporates from the lips much faster than from the rest of the body, causing lips to dry out easily. Just as with skin, it’s important to devote a bit of extra time to the lips and give a bit of TLC. These eight must-do steps will ensure a perfect, protected pout and surround!
- Lipscuff: R120, The Body Shop
REMOVE the upper layer of dead skin cells with a lip scrub. This will allow better penetration of any products or moisturisers that follow. Apply the scrub to lips and rub them together before removing the residue with a tissue.
- All Natural Hydrating Lip Mask: R240, By NUGG, Best beauty buys
THE idea of most lip masks is to hydrate and plump lips. They can be applied every day or several times a week. Deep condition for a next level pout with a mask that contains Shea Butter or Coconut Oil.
- Hydro Skin Lip Therapy: R55.95, Sorbet
SKIN has a protective barrier to help keep it hydrated and supple. Environmental factors can compromise this barrier and cause skin dehydration, irritation and premature ageing. Avoid all of these with Hyaluronic Acid, Omega 3 & 6 or Vitamins A & E.
- Mattense Vitamin Cocktail Lipstick: R185, By Hean, Glamore
WE all need a bit of colour before leaving the house and matte lipsticks are totally trending! But they can be drying. This one contains the right ingredients – vitamins A, E, C and F and Shea butter – to prevent lips from chapping. Plus it has UV protection.
- Lip Therary Lip Plumper Smart Gloss: R119.95, By Dermactin TS, Dis-Chem
WE all want plump, pouty, voluptuous lips. But lip fillers aside, what are the options? Glosses that make lips seem just a little more bee-stung. Most smooth lips for a soft, youthful look and helps prevent wrinkles around the lips.
- Be Gone Lip Colour Remover: R99.95, NYX
WITH so many make-up brands jumping on the long-wear lipstick trend, the issue of make-up remover is ever more important. It’s time to get a remover specifically for lips, instead of using multiple make-up wipes to get the colour off.
- Nightly Lip Treatment: R980, Dermalogica
JUST like under the eyes, signs of aging or prematurely aging is more visible around the lip area. Take measures to prevent the formation of lines around the lips with a product that can get to work while you sleep.