During summer it's important to protect your lips because you are more often exposed to a lot of sunlight which can lead to dry, cracked lips. Also keep in mind that your lips are just like the rest of your skin, if they are exposed to too much sun while unprotected they can eventually develop cancerous moles.
The first thing you can do to get those soft, smooth lips everyone wants is to exfoliate them. Two options are:
1) Purchase a lip exfoliant/scrub
|This is the Philosophy Kiss Me Exfoliating Lip Scrub which runs for $15 at Sephora. There are a lot of others out there, but this was the least inexpensive mainstream one I came across.|
2) Make your own lip scrub
*Bonus: It's free!
All you have to do is go to your kitchen, take some honey and some sugar (yum!) mix it up, and with your index finger rub it all over your lips firmly, but not harshly.
The goal is to remove the dead skin on your lips and prevent chapping, but rubbing too hard can end up hurting your lips, so be careful.
Then take a wash cloth wet with warm water and remove the scrub completely.
During the summer days it's crucial to apply and reapply lip balm. I switch off between two that I love:
1) VS Pink Lip Balm
|These are the Victoria's Secret Pink lip balms with spf 15 they go for $7. |
2) eos Lip Balm (full review eventually)
|This is my new favorite daily lip balm and runs for about $3-4 at drugstores or online. |