Kissable Lips All Winter: Your Lip Care Essentials
As the brisk breeze of winter begins to dance, and we eagerly embrace the seasonal splendor, it's time to practice some real lip love. While we wrap ourselves in cozy scarves and savor hot cocoa, there's a part of us that often falls victim to the winter's enchanting chill – our lips.
The cold, dry winter air has a knack for leaving our lips chapped, cracked, and in need of a little extra care. But fear not, for in this all-encompassing guide, we'll unlock the secrets to becoming a winter lip care pro, ensuring your pout remains plush, supple, and prepared for the colder months.
Before we dive into our favorite winter lip care remedies, it's crucial to understand why our lips become more susceptible during this frosty season. The skin on our lips is remarkably delicate, lacking the oil glands that can help lock in moisture. When the cold air rolls in, it robs our lips of their natural oils, leaving them exposed and vulnerable to dryness. Couple that with the biting chill of the winter wind, and you've got a recipe for some seriously parched lips.
But first – HYDRATE & HUMIDIFY
To embark on our winter lip care journey, let's start with the initial line of defense – and it all begins from the inside out. Keeping yourself well-hydrated by sipping on plenty of water is absolutely key. Hydration works wonders not only for your skin but also those lovely lips of yours. And if you want to take it a step further, consider employing the trusty aid of a humidifier within the confines of your home. This handy device works to preserve the moisture levels in the air, standing guard against the relentless winter dryness that could threaten your precious lips.
BUFF YOUR LIPS BEAUTIFUL
In the quest for plush and kissable soft lips, regular exfoliation takes center stage. Think of it as a fun spa session for your pout! Instead of whipping up your very own lip scrub (which seems to have become a dangerous trend), we suggest taking a shortcut and go for a tried and tested lip care treatment – your lips deserve the best.
The ARMÉE Lip Scrub is a hydrating microcrystal sugar scrub designed to care for even the most sensitive of lips. Containing jojoba oil, shea butter, and mango seed butter, this lip-specific scrub gently exfoliates and smooths your lips.
Here's the drill: Gently massage away those pesky dead skin cells once or twice a week, unveiling a canvas of smoother, healthier lips that will make you smile from ear to ear. The added bonus to a lip exfoliation routine is that your lipstick application will look smoother and last longer too.
INFUSE YOUR LIPS WITH MOISTURE AND HYDRATION
Get ready to make a savvy investment in your lip's happiness – a top-notch lip hydrator that you'll want to keep as your trusty sidekick around the clock. When you're on the lookout for this lip-loving superhero, be on the hunt for products boasting hydrating powerhouses such as hyaluronic acid. This one ingredient means serious business when it comes to keeping your lips luxuriously moisturized.
Found in the intensive ARMÉE Lip Hydrator (alongside arnica and much needed antioxidants), hyaluronic acid works as a humectant which can hold 1000 times its weight in water, helping to plump your lips to optimal perfection.
The game plan is simple yet effective: Apply your lip hydrator throughout the day (under or over your lipstick), and don't forget to lavish your lips with some extra love before drifting off to dreamland, ensuring you wake up to a morning of lip-perfection.
INVEST IN EVENING LIP MASK SPOILS
Behold, the collagen lip mask – it's like a little lip spa day, but right in the comfort of your own home. These snazzy gel masks are custom-made to grace your lips, with a mission to quench that thirst and give you a plump, irresistible pout.
People adore these masks for their instant hydration boost and the magic they work in temporarily enhancing those lips. You've got options here – make it a daily indulgence or schedule these lip-loving sessions several times a week.
At ARMÉE you have options, either invest in a Collagen Lip Mask Compact (containing 20 lip masks), or grab a individually packed Collagen Lip Mask for those “on-the-go” moments.
The drill is as easy as pie: Prep your lips for their special treat by exfoliating and then applying your intensive lip hydrator, then gracefully apply the mask. Let it do its thing for 10 – 15 minutes, and voilà, you're on your way to lip-perfection!
UPGRADE TO LIP KIT STATUS
Yes, there is a lip kit designed to keep your lips in optimal shape, all year long! From lip scrub refinement and pre-treatment hydration to post-treatment concealer and non-drying matte color coverage, the ARMÉE Lip Care Kit was designed by aesthetic specialists and make-up artists to ensure your lip care routine is fit for a queen. The Matte Liquid Lipsticks included even comes in 4 fiercely feminine shades…
Check out the Takeko Honey Lip Care Kit for some serious lip love inspo.
OPT FOR NON-DRYING LIPSTICKS (YES, THEY EXIST)
Remember the fiercely feminine lipsticks we mentioned above? Well, these are lip treatments in their own right! ARMÉE’s Matte Liquid Lipsticks have been developed to bridge the aesthetic and cosmetic fields to give your lips a beautiful pigment with lasting matte coverage while keeping them moisturized.
Check out one of the best sellers, Nefertiti Nude.
LEAVE THE LIP LICKING
One last (crucial) tip before we go…
As much as it may seem irresistible, let's put that tongue away – lip-licking's a no-go! You see, saliva's a bit of a tease; it evaporates in a flash, leaving your lips even thirstier than they started. So, how about a smoother, more satisfying solution? Reach for that your lip hydrator to keep your lips in the hydration game, and you'll be on your way to a happier, poutier world.