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
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