Summer Lip Care To Hydrate and Protect
Posted: Jun 01 2017
The perfect summer pout starts with keeping your lips hydrated and protected.
As winter fades away and summer approaches, lip care becomes an afterthought in many skincare routines. However, seasonally our lips are the most affected area of our face. Following a regular lip care routine is important for maintaining your perfect pout.
Specifically, in the summer our lips begin to suffer from dehydration due to the heat and humidity. Our lips also become prone to damage from unprotected exposure from the sun. In order to keep your lips kissable... I mean hydrated, protected, and healthy in the summertime, I like to follow these steps on a regular basis.
1. Lip Exfoliation
As our lips build up rough patches, flakiness, and residue, I like to exfoliate my lips on a bi-weekly basis in the summer. My favorite product currently is the French Girl Organics Rose Lip Polish. It is an all natural polish for your lips that is packed with moisture and a beautiful rose scent. With ingredients like organic shea butter, plant waxes, and organic sugar, this treatment will gently remove build up and leave your lips soft and supple.
Tip: For days when your lips feel extra rough, try using your lip polish with the Bkind Biodegradable Toothbrush for an added exfoliation benefit.
2. Lip Moisture
Moisturizing is key to keeping your lips hydrated and nourished. As I am THAT beauty junkie that frequently misplaces her lip balm tubes in purses and jacket pockets. I like to use products that have a dual purpose. My go-to for keeping my lips moisturized is the Bkind Anti-Wrinkles Balm. This is an eye contour balm that can also be used on your lip and lip contour area to hydrate, repair damage and reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. I love to use this product day and night!
3. Lip SPF
Using a moisturizing lip sunscreen on a daily basis, especially in the summer time, is very important. Our lips are naturally thinner and delicate than other areas of our face. This means that our lips, although they may seem resilient, are highly susceptible to damage from UVA/UVB rays. Using a minimum SPF 15 lip protection will ensure your lips are protected from painful sunburns and sun damage. It will also work to prevent dryness, and premature aging of your lip are. My favorite SPF lip product to use in the summer time is the Green Beaver Sunscreen Lip Balm as it does not only offer a UVA/UVB broad spectrum protection but is also gluten-free and biodegradable.
4. Lip Colour
After applying my favourite lip SPF, I like to follow with a splash of lip colour! I love wearing the Evelyn Iona natural and organic lipgloss in the shade ‘Marianna”. This lip gloss is packed with coconut oil, shea butter, and vitamin E. A powerful mix of ingredients that will help with hydration, healing, and protection during the summer!
Follow these summer lip care loving steps on a regular basis to keep your pout healthy, hydrated, and protected all summer long!
Neha Choudhary // Green Beauty Blogger