Lip Smacking ! A Guide To Keeping Lips In Top Condition And Wrinkles At Bay

Do you suffer from dry flaking lips? Winter has to be the worst time. Central heating, cold winds and of course a dreaded cold can make our lips look and feel worse for wear! I’m going to share some tips with you today that will help.

It’s not a post just about dry lips, though. If like me you’re in your mid years there are a few points to consider….


 A hairy top lip is not a good look! Once those menopausal hormones kick in we are prone to getting hairs dark and wiry springing out of nowhere!

The best advice I can give you for this is to invest in a really decent magnifying mirror. I bought mine from TK Maxx. It magnifies x8 and will show the finest of hairs on your face. I have recommended these before to clients and friends and it’s not long before their telling me that they couldn’t live without it now! Boots also sell a really good one here


Getting rid of those one off hairs will be so much easier now with a decent pair of tweezers. Tweezerman are excellent and are offered in a wide variety of shapes. Personally for me slanted is best. The better the tweezer the easier it is! Avon also does good tweezers.

3) Once every three weeks book yourself into a beauty salon to get threaded or waxed. Or if you’re brave enough wax yourself at home! There are loads of waxing strips that you can buy in stores nowadays. Personally, I don’t like threading. But all avenues of facial hair removal should be exploited to see which is best for you. Before you take to waxing yourself, watch a You Tube  tutorial.


Treating your lips to keep them from peeling and being dry will not only nourish the lips but will help keep those feather lip lines at bay too. There are of course wrinkle fillers. I have never tried any fillers due to my allergies. I most probably would if I could. Restylane is very popular that I do know.

I always scrub my lips in the morning with my toothbrush! Loosening any dry skin and getting some stimulation to the blood supply. I have used Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream  for so many years, I can’t recommend it enough. I have never suffered from dry lips since using this once in the morning and just before bed.

5) Anti wrinkle creams are not just for your eye’s Dab some on your top lip too! 


Carrying a Lip balm of some sort in your handbag is handy. Especially if you work in an air conditioned office. I like the Eos brand these roller balls smooth lips thanks to evolution of smooth ingredients like Shea butter and rich vitamin E


Our lips thin a little when we get older and the dreaded feathering of lipstick with those fine lines can be a problem.

Don’t use lipstick that’s to filled with moisture. This will bleed into those fine lines and amplify them! Use a matt lipstick on the outer part of the lips and something softer over the middle. I always shape and fill with lip liner and brush a stroke of lipstick in the middle to make it look softer. Estee Lauder Double wear lip pencils are brilliant. I use the rollerball balm over the top and the pencil will still stay in place!   

I Hope you find some of these tips helpful. Let me know if you have any treatments you wouldn’t be without for your lips
Xo Laurie

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  1. January 15, 2017 / 2:46 am

    Congrats on yours getting most clicked! Thank you for sharing with us at #OverTheMoon!

    • January 14, 2017 / 8:48 pm

      Hi Kristen. your'e right, I should do a follow up! I can tell you that I do think the derma roller does it's job. I don't use any serums with mine though I keep meaning to give it a try. If your thinking about getting one,I definatley recommend x

  2. January 12, 2017 / 11:02 pm

    I need some new tweezers, I'm sure I've had these since I was a teenager so they've seen better days. And I've some G&T lip balm on the go at the moment, not sure if it's good for me but it sure does make me smile. Thanks for sharing with #PoCoLo x

  3. January 12, 2017 / 12:36 pm

    I really neglect my lips, I'm terrible for looking after them especially in the cold weather and they are always chapped and dry! I'm going to try a few of these tips and have lip smacking lips in no time! #bestandworst

    • January 14, 2017 / 8:51 pm

      Please do! You can't go wrong with the Eight Hour Cream. I can't recommend that enough. If you try it, I would love to hear how you get on with it x

  4. January 12, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    Ohh fab post, I do love a good beauty recommendation!! Love EOS lipbalms and I agree about slanted tweezers for sure. Thanks for linking up and happy new year! #bestandworst

  5. January 10, 2017 / 10:53 pm

    I bought a magnifying mirror from TKMaxx – I scare myself sometimes! My daughter loves playing with it though. I love Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour lip salve and my husband swears by Burt's Bees Wax.

    Emma xxx

    • January 14, 2017 / 8:54 pm

      Yep! I scare myself too Emma! Oh those wrinkles are so much more clearer!xx

  6. January 9, 2017 / 4:49 pm

    Great tips Laurie, I always suffer with dry lips during the winter and hate it. I carry a lip balm in my pocket every day because I use it multiple times per day. I'm going to try out your toothbrush tip though to see if it helps! Thanks for linking to #pocolo xx

    • January 10, 2017 / 9:35 pm

      Thank you Morgan! Try the eight hour cream! You will never have dry lips again x

  7. January 9, 2017 / 6:17 am

    I was surprised as first to read your first suggestion but truth be told, you are right on the mark with this. I have a lighted magnifying mirror that I take with me on vacation if we are traveling by car (much to my husband's chagrin). For actual removal, I've gone the route of laser treatments after years of waxing and I couldn't be happier. A little bit pricey but so worth it for the long lasting results. Thank you for this fabulous post and for sharing on my Fine-Whatever link up.


    • January 10, 2017 / 9:34 pm

      Thank you Rena! I'm pleased you like it x

  8. January 9, 2017 / 1:57 am

    Great tips, Laurie! The lip area definitely demands a lot more attention as we get older… I'll have to look into getting some lip pencils…

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • January 9, 2017 / 10:45 pm

      Thank you Andrea. Please do give them a try. Let me know how you get on with them x

    • January 9, 2017 / 10:43 pm

      Thank you Patti.I wouldn't be without it x

  9. January 8, 2017 / 3:37 pm

    Oh yes! My whole skin is dry because it's winter. Great topic!
    Thank you for linking up with Weekend Wear


    • January 9, 2017 / 10:42 pm

      Your very welcome Jodie! I hope these tips are helpful. Let me know which you try x

    • January 9, 2017 / 10:40 pm

      Great to here Michelle! I have to say I'm impressed. x

  10. January 5, 2017 / 2:18 pm

    My skin is so dry in the winter I can definitely use these tips! I need to try those lip pencils!

    Doused In Pink

    • January 9, 2017 / 10:40 pm

      Trust me Jill, you won't look back xx

  11. January 5, 2017 / 1:56 pm

    This is such a good post, Laurie!! I often neglect caring for my lips and forget my lip balm as I change bags! Should make it a habit. Happy 2017! xo Zuma

    • January 9, 2017 / 10:39 pm

      Thank you Zuma! Yes you must get into the habit! Happy new year xx

  12. January 5, 2017 / 8:49 am

    Some great tips here! One product I would add to your list is Nuxe Reve de Miel lip balm. It is more like a treatment than a lip balm and the little pot lasts for ages. Really sorts out dry lips well.

    • January 9, 2017 / 10:37 pm

      Thank you for the tip Joanne. I have looked at the Nuxe products as everyone raves about them. I wanted to try the body oil, but it contains nuts so I can't use that. I will have a look at the lip balm though. x

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