Did you know your lips need a routine too? Your lips do not have sweat glands so they dry out faster than any other part of your body. So it's no wonder why we need to treat them with a little more care.
I recommend implementing a lip care routine to give your lips the consistent nourishment and love they need to stay soft and moisturized, ultimately giving you healthy lips.
Step 1: Exfoliate
First, you want to make sure you are exfoliating. Exfoliation is key in any good skincare routine. We recommend exfoliating 1-3 per week with a gentle and moisturizing lip scrub. Listen to your lips to see how often you should be exfoliating.
Step 2: Moisturize
Second, you want to add some hydration back to your lips. Because lips don’t have any sweat glands they require more moisture than any other part of our body. Adding a lip oil to your routine helps give your lips the extra oils they need to stay moisturized. You can use a lip oil over or under products, but I do not recommend a lip oil as a stand-alone product. Lip oils are amazing at hydrating your lips, but do not prevent the loss of moisture.
Step 3: Protect
After exfoliating and moisturizing, you need to protect your lips. Our lips lack protective oils, so they are more vulnerable to cold, wind and sun. Lip balms typically contain a form of wax that prevent moisture from leaving your lips making them great at sealing in moisture and protecting your lips.
Step 4: Replenish
Lastly, your lips need daily nourishment to keep them in healthy shape. I recommend using a lip mask at night to replenish your lips with nutrients and moisture lost throughout the day. If you are wondering why a lip balm won’t suffice, it’s because lip balms soak into your skin after 1-2 hours and then you must reapply. A quality lip mask lasts 8+ hours so it’s constantly working as you sleep. If your lips are in really bad shape, I would even recommend using a lip mask throughout the day until your lips heal.
If you are struggling with dry lips, try implementing this routine. Check out our lip care line and let us know what you think.