5 Tips to Soft, Pink Lips for Men
Author: Crisp Social Date Posted:19 January 2017
Be it men or women, chapped and rough lips are everyone’s concern. Constantly exposed to environmental irritants- sun exposure, wind damage, licking, biting etc. your soft lips can become dry and rough over time. This can further lead to making your lips prone to cracking and sometimes, severe infections too.
One big reason of dark lips is not taking care of their lips properly. Men are naturally less careful to their skin. However, with just a few simple changes to your daily routine, you can get soft, smooth lips. Here’s how-
Stop Smoking- Yes, the first step to soft, pink lips is stop smoking. As we all know, cigarette smoking is detrimental to health, but it is also detrimental for facial skin too. Mainly, smoking leaves a stain that looks dark. Also, it dries and burns up the lip skin. So, quit smoking now and restore the natural colour and moisture to your lips.
Exfoliate- Exfoliation lightens the lips. Scrubbing removes the dead and dry skin cells of the lips, giving them a neat, even and bright look. Exfoliate the lips once or twice a week, but not more than two times. More scrubbing can worsen your lips, and can even create redness, irritation or sore. The best time to scrub the lips is at night before bedtime.
Don’t Forget The Use Of Lip Balm- Your lips are vulnerable to the damaging effects of the sun’s UV rays just like the rest of your skin. Consider using a lip balm, specifically the one with SPF protection every time you go outside.
Drink Water, And More Water- Your body is 75% water; to keep your body and lips hydrated, drinking sufficient fluids (about 64 ounces) each day is vital. If your lips are chapped or rough from dry air, use a humidifier inside your home at night.
Moisturise Your Lips- Apply moisturising ointment to your lips before bed. Lip products are available in most retail and drug stores, or you can use olive oil, baby oil or petroleum jelly. You may need to apply moisturising ointment more frequently during dry winter months.
Integrating these simple tips in your daily routine will help you get soft, pink lips. However, avoid using flavoured lip balms, as these make it more likely you will lick your lips.