Did you know that your lip mark, like a fingerprint, is totally unique to you?
July 29, people everywhere will be celebrating their uniqueness by posting their pout (and favorite lip shade) and tagging it #NationalLipstickDay.
Yes, we know, Hallmark holidays have been replaced by Instagram holidays, but why not join the fun? And how can you possibly enjoy this inclusive 3-year old holiday (not to mention all the lipsticks you own) to the fullest extent possible if your lips are not primed for lipstick??
Facts about Lips
Our lips need skincare too. The skin of the lips is thinner than elsewhere on the body, which is how the blood vessels underneath give them their reddish hue. Lips don’t have sweat glands or oil glands (good news is you’ll never get a pimple on your lips), so they can dry out faster than the rest of our skin. Lips can also develop wrinkles, just like skin. (Of course, smoking is the WORST for lip wrinkles, another reason to quit immediately.) As we age, lips naturally lose plumpness too, as collagen and hyaluronic acid decline.
Skincare for Lips
Luckily there’s a way to give your lips some TLC just as you do the skin on your face. Our REDEFINE Lip Renewing Serum is a conditioning lip serum that reduces the look of lip wrinkles and fine lines, and visibly smooths lip texture. (This product is a fan favorite with beauty bloggers and makeup artists alike.) Apply it at night and wake up to softer-looking and softer-feeling moisturized lips. The Peptides in it help reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles, Vitamin E refreshes with nourishment and Shea Butter and oils layer on the moisture. It comes in biodegradable capsules perfect for individual use.
Sun Protection for Lips
Just like skin, lips need sun protection too. ESSENTIALS Lip Shield SPF 25 is a lip balm with sunscreen to defend against the aging effects of the sun while softening and visibly smoothing lip texture. Beeswax, Avocado Oil and Shea Butter all help to moisturize. You lips can show signs of aging just like the rest of the face.
Tips for Lips
There are some other tips for keeping lips plump and moisturized. Stop drinking out of straws, which can create lines around the mouth and on the lips. Don’t purse or pucker lips while exerting energy say, while weight lifting. And stay hydrated by drinking lots of water.
So, prep your lips and prepare for one of the most enticing social media holidays to appear on your phone ever. And don’t forget the lipstick!