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Are you ready to pucker up? You should be! Today just happens to be Kiss and Make up Day. For right now we wont concentrate too much on the "making up" part of today. Instead let's get our lips ready for kissing.
For some insane reason some of us tend to forget that our lips are an important feature of our faces, and as such, our lips need to be taken care of. There should be no second guessing about it. Period.
Now, the question of the day is: How can we obtain kissable lips?
It only takes a few steps. The first step is to exfoliate. Our lips, just like the rest of our skin, needs to be rid of dead skin and flakes. Trust me, no one want to kiss dry flaky lips - this is just unacceptable!
What should you use to exfoliate your lips? Make a simple lightweight natural lip scrub. Here is a recipe for a lip scrub I make and use year round.
1 tsp brown sugar
1 tsp honey
Mix together brown sugar and honey until these form a paste. Using a clean finger, place a thick coating on your lips. You want to leave the scrub on lips for a few minutes (about 3-5 min) then very gently start scrubbing with your finger until all the dead skin has been scrubbed off.
Please note: Immediately after scrubbing lips it is imperative that use moisturize them. Do not skip this step!
Here is what I like to use for keeping my lips nicely moisturized -
I really like using this lip smoother right after my lip treatment. All I do is take a pea size amount, dab it on both lips and I'm done! The lip treatment is transparent, glides on lips very smoothly and really does keep my lips moisturized.
Note: If you don't have a favorite lip smoother - you can always use a dab of petroleum jelly or even a dab of olive oil! It's just that simple!
Let's recap: The key to kissable lips only involves 2 (two) steps: exfoliate and moisturize
Now It's Your Turn: Have you ever tried using a lip scrub before? If so, which one? Do you have any personal tips to share that helps keep your lips smooth and kissable?