April 7th is the world’s health day. The first step to take care of our health can be as easy as taking care of our lips especially we’re all wearing face masks these days and it makes our lips EXTRA dry.
Unlike our skin can naturally produce sebum, our lips do not have oil or sweat glands so they can get chapped easily. And NO….those fried chicken grease just won’t cut it! So obviously you need a lip balm!
However, if you take out your lip balm and check the ingredient list and I guarantee your current lip balm contains either one of these or ALL of these ingredients:
Petrolatum, Lanolin, or Beeswax.
Petrolatum is from petrochemicals. Unless it is super refined, it can still have residual undesirable ingredients that belong to the gas station, not on your lips.
Lanolin is from the sheep, which is an animal byproduct and long-term use can cause allergic reactions.
Beeswax? Yes, it’s natural but where do beeswax come from? From the beehives where they live. Why do you want to disturb their home for your vanity?
I’d love to suggest FanLoveBeauty vegan lip balm fueled with superfoods and clinical levels of sea asparagus known to boost hydration by 6000% to keep your lips hydrated and healthy at all times!
In addition, to use a healthy lip balm, another tip is you must exfoliate your lips 1-2 times a week because we do have skin cells on lips and if you put a good product over dead skin cells, it will not be as effective. You can either brush your lips when you brush your teeth or more elegantly, use a silicone brush to gently massage. You should be able to get rid of dead skin layers. To use a silicone exfoliator, use the lip balm first as a base and just massage the lips in a circular motion. Wipe off. Do this 2-3 times before bed and your lips should be incredibly soft and smooth the next day!.
I also want to touch upon the importance of eye area care because what do people say when they first see you? You LOOK good or you LOOK tired. So we take care of under the facemask, let’s talk about above the mask.
In general, an eye serum works faster than a cream because it’s easier to absorb. Products with cucumber are great for toning the eye area and licorice is great for brightening. For firms, it usually calls for more advanced peptides which are a chain of amino acids that can helpTweet
The best way is to press around the eye so it can help to boost microcirculation and achieve better results.
Now your lips are moisturized and your eye areas are looking great, you are now ready to tackle the day!
Cosmetic Chemist Ginger King aka TheBeautySharkGinger