Here at Beauty Coach, we don’t fool around when it comes to safeguarding our skin against the effects of the suns harsh rays. But until recently, we were missing out on a crucial part of our warm weather routine: Our pouts. And though we often describe our lips as luscious, the summer sun can render them anything but. From long days spent lounging poolside, to adventures through long-forgotten stretches of the great outdoors, our lips can really take a beating.
So, here, we’re sharing our top tips and tricks for implementing targeted care. From gentle exfoliators to preventative SPF’s, find out how you can preserve the health and vitality of your lips – even as the summer sun blazes.
Tip 1: Exfoliate. The benefits of exfoliating are well documented – skin sloughing, circulation-enhancing, plus anti-aging – and this extends to your lips, too. That’s why we like Nurse Jamie NuLips RX Moisturizing Lip Balm & Exfoliating Lip Brush duo. The two-step system includes an antimicrobial silicone lip brush, which gently exfoliates lips, helping to remove dry and dead skin cells for smooth, baby soft lips. The hyaluronic acid infused balm plumps, hydrates and nourishes – creating the perfect base for nourishing and preventative care.
Tip 2: Protect with SPF. According to experts, wearing lip-gloss sans sunscreen is a big no-no. That’s because the more hydrated your lips are, the easier it is for the suns harsh rays to penetrate deep into unprotected skin. Shiseido Sun Protection Lip Treatment SPF 35 is highly nourishing, plus glides on smoothly to give lips softness and luminosity. The light-as-air lip care essential delivers hydration to instantly reverse dryness and can be worn alone or under lipstick.
Tip 3: Nourish – and reverse damage. Putting a mask on your lips can give them life – particularly if your skin is sensitive and prone to cracking and bleeding. But whether your pout is feeling the burn, or you just want to give it some extra TLC, LANEIGE Lip Sleeping Mask delivers the perfect blend of ultra-hydrating ingredients. Enriched with vitamin C, plus vital antioxidants, which can help to reverse free radical damage, this overnight mask forms a protective film over the lips to help lock in moisture – so you can wake up to lips that feel refreshed, supple, and soft to the touch.
Warm weather conditions can sap lips of their luster – but keeping them kissable can be simple. So, remember to nurture, nourish and hydrate, and you’ll end up with a pout that’s full and luscious, all summer long.
Beauty Coach Team