5 Must Read Tips for Choosing the Right Lip Care
Chapped lips are something that everyone wants to avoid, but great lip care goes beyond that. We’ve all experienced the softness and sheen that a good lip balm and lip gloss provides, but great lip care products don’t just offer softness or gloss, but a healthier, plumper, luscious-looking lip.
But how do choose the right lip care? We’ve got you covered. Here are a few essential tips on choosing the best lip care products for healthier, nourished lips.
Lip care ingredients to avoid
Avoid lip balms that contain menthol, camphor, phenol, or any sort of alcohol. These ingredients may provide an immediate cooling sensation but can irritate the skin. In some cases, they can even damage the outer layers of the skin leaving your lips unprotected and susceptible to environmental hazards.
Look for lip care that locks in moisture
Moisture loss is a daily struggle, especially for our lips! Decreased humidity in the air during the winter months is known to cause chapped lips. Frequent sun exposure in the summer can also worsen the dryness. The most common cause of dry, chapped lips, however, is habitual licking. Saliva from the tongue can further strip the lips of moisture, causing dryness to spiral out of control.
To help avoid this, look for lip care products containing shea butter, mango seed butter, and jojoba oil because these ingredients all lock in much-needed moisture to help keep your lips supple and smooth.
Ditch the drying matte lipsticks
Most matte lipsticks just don’t make the cut. But why? Matte lipstick is formulated differently from its glossy cousin. Every lipstick has certain key ingredients: wax, oil, and pigment. But the ratio of these ingredients is changed to determine whether a lipstick will be matte or glossy. A matte lipstick has more wax and pigment and less oil, which makes for a rich, opaque, product that is deeper in color and long-wearing. However, the loss of the added oils makes the overall texture of the lipstick drier and more likely to settle in the cracks and crevices of your lips.
This is where ARMÉE Cosmetics got it just right, with a Matte Liquid Lipstick that does NOT dry the lips. Recommended by lip filler professionals such as Sahar Allure and California Cosmetics Med Spas, this range of matte liquid lipsticks contains the perfect balance of natural humectants and candelilla plant wax extracts for a nourishing, yet long-lasting pop color. Boadicea Blush has proven to be their best seller!
Take textures seriously
This tip is not only for those who follow #TextureTuesdays but for anyone who wants a silky-smooth result from their lip care.
The skin on your lips is incredibly thin – there are just three to six layers of cells in comparison to the 16 layers everywhere else on your body. It's the fact that there are so few layers and the blood vessels are so close to the surface that gives your lips their rosy pink/red hue.
It comes as no surprise then that only great lip care should have textures as light as feathers. Lip care products and lipsticks with lighter textures will also allow your lips to expand and contract (think laughing and pouting), without the lips feeling constricted or the product cracking or “bleeding”.
Invest in active ingredients
If you feel that your regular lip care products are not doing the job then there might be a lip treatment missing in your routine. This generally happens because while your usual lip care products mostly work on the top layers of your lips protecting them against drying and trapping moisture, an active lip care ingredient that will treat your lips from the inside out is missing.
As with skincare, when your products just don’t feel like “enough” anymore, it is time to bring out the active ingredients. Lip serums and lip hydrators work even with the initial loss of moisture and help nourish and hydrate the lips from within. For lips, hyaluronic acid is always a good choice (as found in the ARMÉE Cosmetics Lip Hydrator). Hyaluronic acid is a sugar molecule that occurs naturally in the skin, and it helps to bind water to collagen, trapping it in the skin for a hydrated and plump look and feel.
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