Ask anyone with chapped lips and you’ll probably get an idea of how much of a pain it is to deal with. There’s cracking, there’s flaking, and sometimes, there’s bleeding. A far cry from the soft, smooth lips you’re after! But even if it seems like you’ve exhausted all your options, you might want to give this lip routine a try.
From the moment you hit the sack to the moment you’re shoving yourself out the door, here’s everything you can do to make sure your lips are in tip-top shape, 24/7. Scroll for a peek!
EVENING LIP ROUTINE
STEP 1: CLEANSE YOUR LIPS
Whether or not lip makeup is your thing, it’s always a good idea to start your night routine with a clean base. (Yes, lips included.) Be it micellar water or your usual double cleansing formulas, let it take care of rinsing away anything left on your lips for a fresher pout.
WE USED: L’Oreal Paris Micellar Water Moisturizing 3-in-1 (400ml), P349
STEP 2: EXFOLIATE WITH A SCRUB
Peeling dry skin off your lips might seem tempting, but it can also be really painful. Bloody, even. So instead of ripping your lips raw, try exfoliating the flakes off with a gentle lip scrub. Mostly made with natural, sugary ingredients, this is a much better alternative to getting rid of uneven, patchy skin.
WE USED: Ellana Edible Sugar Lip Scrub, now on sale at P320 (limited time only)
STEP 3: WEAR A LIP MASK
Sheet masks might leave your lips out of the fun, but thank goodness we have lip masks. These lip-shaped fabrics are packed with concentrated serum and can give your chapped lips all kinds of benefits in a matter of minutes. Hydrating, brightening, you name it! Simply mask 2-3 times a week to really give your lips a boost.
WE USED: Bioaqua Collagen Moisturizing Lip Mask, now on sale at P49 (limited time only)
STEP 4: MOISTURIZE WITH A THICK BALM
If you’re someone with a bad case of cracked lips, then you know not all lip balms are made equally. That said, you’ll want to be extra picky about what you use and look out for heavy duty formulas you can really slather on. Not only that, check to see if it’ll stick onto your lips and last through the night, otherwise, all the moisturizing magic will go straight to your pillow.
WE USED: Lucas Papaw Soothing Ointment (25g), now on sale at P359 (limited time only)
STEP 5: TREAT WITH A LIP SLEEPING MASK
Yes, there’s even a sleeping mask version for lips. Sounds gimmicky, we know, but make no mistake—concentrated masks like these are a treat for those with extremely dried lips. These intensive formulas are loaded with key ingredients and work to restore your lips to look healthier, plumper, and a whole lot smoother. (With consistent use, of course.) Apply every night for best results!
WE USED: Carenel Berry Lip Sleeping Mask (5g), now on sale at P120 (limited time only)
MORNING LIP ROUTINE
STEP 1: EXFOLIATE LIPS
Another way to go about exfoliating is through a trusty toothbrush. With lips slightly moistened, either with water or petroleum jelly, rub a clean toothbrush on lips in a gentle, circular motion. If your lips are extra sensitive, try toothbrushes made for kids! These usually have softer bristles which should be easy on the smoocher.
WE USED: Leiania House of Beauty Natural Bamboo Toothbrush, P225
STEP 2: APPLY A LIP BALM WITH SPF
It’s easy to forget, but lips need their daily dose of sun protection, too. So if you have yet to jump on the SPF train, you might want to switch out your classic chapstick for a moisturizing balm that has at least SPF 15. Plus, it’ll leave your lips with a smooth, soft base in case you’ll be topping off the look with your fave lipstick.
WE USED: Carmex Original Click Stick with SPF 15, P149
Do you have a daily lip routine? Share it with us in the comments, below!
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