The desire to look attractive is deeply rooted in people especially with the fairer sex. Everyone tries to give utmost care to the skin and rest of the face, neglecting the lips. The lips are devoid of sweat glands and they are repeatedly exposed and abused by irritants like environmental pollutants, food and drinks, weather and of course the tip of your tongue.
Pamper your lips and bring back that lusciousness by following these simple tips and tricks:
- No licking, no picking:
Licking your lips can give you immense relief as it cools the lips down, but it makes the problem worse. Once the saliva evaporates, the lips become drier than before. The enzyme that clean mouth and digest food is harsh for your lips. Constant licking, biting and picking can cause cheilitis, an inflamed crusty patch, which forms at the corners of the mouth.
- The perilous smooch:
Do not lock lips with someone inflicted by a sore or infection on the mouth or face. The American Academy Of Dermatology states that by age of 50, nearly 90% of Americans have been exposed to herpes simplex.
- Know your cosmetics:
Use the right lip balm. Thinner lip balms and glosses evaporate quickly and will not provide long lasting moisturising effects. Opt for products with a base of beeswax, almond oil and paraffin. These seal in moisture and will not evaporate quickly. Use products devoid of fragrances and silicone, which saps moisture....