Your lips are one of the thinnest and delicate parts of the skin on your body. They are incredibly sensitive in any extreme weather condition, and in the heat can dry out and become extremely uncomfortable. A summer lip care routine therefore, is absolutely essential to keeping your pout perfect all season long.
What does Lip Scrub do?
This is perhaps one of the most important steps in a lip care routine, and yet is often one of the most overlooked.
Exfoliation helps to buff away dead skin cells and reveal new and healthy cells, which in turn helps your other products to absorb much better and do their job at keeping your lips hydrated. Although you can use a gentle facial exfoliant on your lips, lip scrubs are now becoming increasingly popular. This is because they contain much gentler exfoliation grains to help buff away dry skin, without damaging its delicate structure.
GLAMGLOW's Poutmud Exfoliating Treatment contains a blend of Caribbean Cane Sugar to remove dehydrated skin, while Sweet Almond Oil and Lychee nourish and condition to keep the lips well nourished. To use, simply apply onto dry lips and massage in for 10 seconds before adding water to activate the fizzing action which offers gentle chemical exfoliation.
How to use Lip Care
There are a multitude of lip care products to choose from, but finding the right one for the right condition will ensure your lips stay as healthy as they possibly can.
In the Daytime
In the day, make sure you always use a lip balm with SPF. The skin on your lips needs just as much protection as anywhere else on your body, otherwise it can become chapped and sore.
- If you suffer from extremely dry skin, La Roche-Posay has a super nourishing balm with SPF 50 to not only condition your lips, but give them the highest protection in the summer months.
- If you like something a little lighter (and mintier!), Eve Lom's Kiss Mix is formulated with Zinc Oxide, which acts as a natural sunscreen to shield your skin against UV damage. What's great, is that they also have the Kiss Mix in 3 coloured tints, enriched with the same Zinc Oxide; perfect for when you want a hint of colour without compromising on protection.
Nighttime requires a different breed of lip care product. As your skin repairs itself overnight, it needs an extra powerful treatment to nourish and condition to keep those new cells healthy and protected.
- Dermalogica is the latest brand to deliver a Nightly Lip Treatment, which has been specially formulated to look after your delicate lips as they repair and heal overnight. It contains a powerful blend of Sesame Seed Extract and Shea Butter, to minimise fine lines, whilst also giving your pout long-lasting moisture.
- If you have extremely dry or dehydrated skin, try Sarah Chapman's Overnight Lip Concentrate. It contains nourishing omegas and antioxidants to replenish lost hydration and protect your lips against Collagen depletion, so they stay plumped up and gorgeous for longer.