The lips contribute substantially to facial expressions. The lips visibly express emotions such as a smile or frown, iconically by the curve of the lips forming an up-open or down-open parabola, respectively. Lips can also be made pouty when whining, or perky to be provocative.
Think of your lips as a sponge because when exposed to moisture, they absorb water and plump up. When dehydrated, they dry out and shrink. Because they’re always exposed, they’re prone to dehydration, particularly during the cold, windy winter months. The skin on the lips is also unlike skin anywhere else on the body: It’s thinner (allowing the blood vessels to be visible, making the lips look red) and has no oil glands (oil acts as a barrier for skin, helping to protect it from the elements).
Here are some useful tips to take care of your lips
Take a water bottle with you wherever you go. Drinking enough water (the equivalent of at least 9 cups of fluids daily) will keep the body, skin and lips hydrated.
Lick the smacking habit. Licking your lips damages the protective barrier, which can dry out the lips, Instead, regularly apply lip balm like JustLips Balm
JUSTLIPS is the specific lip volumizer for damaged, dehydrated lips lacking in tone. Together with specific lip hydrating agents, JustLips also contains Sorbitol, that keeps hyaluronic acid, normally contained in lips, whole. This comseceutical product contains:
VITAMIN E: it is considered the most important liposulible vitamin with antioxidant properties. It protects the skin from photo-aging and it preserves cell membranes from the damages due to free radicals. Vitamin E, being an antioxidant, decreases the creation of peroxides.
PALMITOYL OLIGOPEPTIDE: it stimulates collagen and glicosaminoglicans synthesis. It hydrates lips, making them softer, firmer and better defined.
Exfoliate when necessary. Lip exfoliators (products that contain fruit-acid-based alpha or beta hydroxy acids) slough off dead skin, but if you have sensitive skin or your lips are severely chapped or cracked, use these products cautiously
Protect, protect, protect. Lips are susceptible to sunburn since they lack melanin, the pigment that helps shield skin from the sun. Apply a layer of a sun-protective product daily.