LIP TREATMENT FAQS
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A hydrating lip balm is used to moisturize and protect your lips and should be part of your lip care routine. Lip balm is typically made with nourishing ingredients such as oils and butters to help with dryness and chapping. Lip balms can also provide a barrier against environmental elements like wind and sun exposure. They come in various forms including clear, as well as sheer lip balms that often have different flavors or scents. Moisturizing lip balms are commonly used to keep the lips soft and hydrated, making them essential for maintaining healthy lips.
A lip mask should definitely be part of your lip care. Lip masks are designed to hydrate and nourish your lips. They are typically thicker than hydrating lip balms or moisturizers and are used to provide deep hydration that can help to repair dry and chapped lips and improve their overall appearance and texture. They typically contain lip-softening ingredients like hyaluronic acid, and plant-based oils to help lock in moisture and promote soft, smooth, and lips.
Hydrating lip masks are usually meant to be left on your lips providing a more long-lasting effect than lip balms, which tend to absorb into your skin more quickly.
A lip mask and lip balm serve different purposes in your lip care. A lip balm is typically used throughout the day to moisturize and protect your lips from dryness. It provides a barrier and can help retain moisture. On the other hand, a lip mask is a more intensive treatment that is usually applied overnight to deeply nourish and repair your lips. It often contains richer and more concentrated ingredients to provide intense hydration. While both lip balm and lip mask contribute to your overall lip care, lip masks offer a more targeted and intense treatment.
Lip exfoliator sticks or lip scrubs helps to gently remove dead skin cells and dry flaky skin for smoother softer lips. Exfoliating your lips can also help improve their texture and appearance as well as prepare your lips for better absorption of lip balm, moisturizers, and lip color. It is an essential step in your lip care.
Nobody wants dry cracked lips. Soft lips start with regular lip care which you can do in 3 easy steps:
1. Exfoliate: Start with exfoliating your lips by removing dry skin flakes. Gently apply an exfoliating lip scrub using it in small circular motions to buff away the dead skin and reveal smoother softer skin.
2. Hydrate: Since your lips are prone to dryness and chapping, apply a moisturizing lip balm to keep them moisturized and help prevent dryness. If you are going out, you can even use a tinted lip balm that moisturizes while adding a sheer wash of color.
3. Nourish: As part of the last step in your lip care treatment, use a leave-on lip mask to deeply nourish your lips and soothe dryness. For extra conditioning, apply the lip mask to clean dry lips at night.
And always… drink plenty of water to stay hydrated.