Top 10 Summer Lip Care Tips For Healthy, Hydrated Lips
Dry, flaky lips is the last thing we want to worry about in summer, but unfortunately dry lips often occur due to factors such as a higher amount of sun exposure, less humidity in the air, and dehydration. Whether you're out soaking up the sun, hitting the beach with friends, or keeping it cool indoors, there's a chance you'll experience dry lips.
To help avoid this unhealthy lip look, we’ve got you covered with our top 10 summer lip care tips for healthy, hydrated lips.
Moisturise Your Lips from Within:
Drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your body and lips hydrated from within. Hydration is crucial for maintaining the moisture balance of your lips.
Protect Your Lips from the Sun:
When choosing your sun protection factor, always opt for a broad-spectrum SPF to not only protect your lips from the damaging effects of the sun's UV rays, but to also protect your lips from the blue light emitted by our device’s screens. Five days of exposure to blue light for at least six hours per day can have the same impact on the skin as spending 25 minutes in the sun without SPF. So, look for products with broad-spectrum protection to help shield against it all.
Exfoliate Your Lips Regularly:
Lip exfoliation plays a crucial role in keeping your lips healthy. Here are 5 reasons why.
Removes Dead Skin Cells:
Like the skin on the rest of your body, your lips also accumulate dead skin cells over time. Exfoliating your lips helps to slough off these dead cells, revealing fresh, smooth skin underneath. Removing the dead skin cells promotes a healthier appearance and helps prevent dryness and flakiness.
Enhances Lip Texture:
Regular exfoliation can improve the texture of your lips, making them feel softer and smoother. By removing the rough, dry patches, your lips will be better able to absorb and retain moisture from lip balms or moisturizers, resulting in more supple and plump lips.
Gently massaging your lips during the exfoliation process helps stimulate blood circulation to the area. Increased blood flow brings more oxygen and nutrients to the lips, promoting cell renewal and overall lip health.
Enhances Lip Care Product Effectiveness:
Exfoliating your lips can maximize the effectiveness of lip care products, such as lip balms or treatments. By removing the barrier of dead skin cells, moisturizing ingredients in lip products can penetrate more deeply into the lips, providing better hydration and nourishment.
Improves Lipstick Application:
Exfoliating your lips before applying lipstick helps create a smooth canvas for the product. It allows the color to adhere more evenly and prevents it from settling into fine lines or cracks. This leads to a more polished and long-lasting lip color application. (Check out our all-time summer favourite, Boadicea Blush).
However, it's important to note that lip exfoliation should be done gently to avoid causing any damage or irritation. Use mild exfoliants or homemade scrubs with gentle ingredients such as the microcrystal sugar lip scrub in the ARMÉE Cosmetics lip care kit, and apply it in soft circular motions. Avoid over-exfoliating, as it can lead to sensitivity or dryness. It's recommended to exfoliate your lips no more than once or twice a week, depending on your lips' sensitivity and needs.
Infuse Your Lips with Moisture Daily:
Use a lip-specific lip hydrator throughout the day, especially after eating, drinking, or being exposed to the sun. Our lips are constantly exposed to nature’s harsh elements so need all the love they can get! Look for a product that contains lip hydration and calming ingredients so that you can enjoy the best of both worlds. The lip hydrator in the ARMÉE Cosmetics lip care kit contains a combination of hyaluronic acid, arnica, and antioxidants. This unique formulation provides your lips with intense hydration when and as needed, and comes with a cooling metal tip for luxurious application.
Avoid Licking Your Lips:
Although it may provide temporary relief, licking your lips can actually worsen their dryness. Saliva evaporates quickly, leaving your lips even drier. Instead, reach for a lip balm when your lips feel dry.
Check Your Matte Lipstick Ingredients:
Matte lipsticks used to be drying, that is until the new non-drying Matte Liquid Lipstick range was released by ARMÉE. If a matte lip look is non-negotiable for you this summer, this range should be considered. These matte liquid lipsticks were 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 the popular Takeko Honey Matte Liquid Lipstick shade!
Stay Away from Harsh Products:
Avoid using harsh or drying products on your lips, such as products containing menthol, camphor, or fragrances. These ingredients can further dehydrate your lips, making them more prone to dryness and chapping.
Humidify Your Environment: If you're spending a lot of time indoors with air conditioning, use a humidifier to add moisture to the air. This can help prevent your lips from drying out.
Avoid Picking or Peeling:
Resist the temptation to pick at dry or peeling skin on your lips, as this can cause further damage and delay the healing process. Instead, apply a lip hydrator that contains healing and hydrating agents such as Arnica and Hyaluronic Acid to soothe and moisturize your lips.
Maintain a Healthy Diet:
A well-balanced diet rich in vitamins and minerals can contribute to overall skin health, including your lips. Including foods like fruits, vegetables, and healthy fats (such as avocados and nuts) in your diet can help nourish your lips from the inside out.
Remember, consistency is key when it comes to lip care. By following these tips and making them a part of your daily routine, you can keep your lips healthy, hydrated, and ready to enjoy a truly kissable summer!