Lips are one of the most important features on our face and plump, healthy lips are often perceived as a marker of youth. They are also unique in their physiology, and need extra attention to keep them looking their best.
Our lips have some of the thinnest skin on our bodies, which give them that natural pinkish color, as blood vessels show through. They don’t have any sebaceous glands and very little melanin; making them easily susceptible to drying out and as we age - our upper lip thins out as much as 40%.
The longer lips go without moisture, the more dehydrated, chapped and cracked they can become, so it is important to treat them on a daily basis as a preventive measure.
As a first step, it is important to gently exfoliate the lips to remove any dead skin with a washcloth or soft toothbrush.
Follow with a balm of your choice, and finally a moisturizing gloss or lipstick.
There are many great balms, glosses and treatment products out there. Some of my current favorites include: