Hellooo my dear buttercups!! Hope you are enjoying the spring and getting out of your cozy blankets for a quick walk under the sun! Well, I am here, sitting in a park, sipping my lemon water, and writing this post for you awesome ladies out there!! Today, I am gonna teach you how to take care of the most neglected facial part — the lips!! Yes, it is a fact that most of us don’t take care of our lips in the same way we take care of our face. And if you are one of them, my dear, it is time to change it!! Lips are the first thing that people notice when you communicate with them. Healthy lips create great first impressions and boost your confidence. So, gal, show your lovely lips some love and they will love you back!!
A routine for your lips is essential just like your face. And by routine, just applying a lip balm is not sufficient. It is more than that! I had a few people ask me if lip care routine should be build based on a person’s skin type. No, baby!! Your skin type is determined by the sebaceous glands present underneath your skin. If they produce more sebum, then you have an oily skin type. If they produce less sebum, you have a dry skin type. But, your lips don’t have any glands under them, meaning which, there is no skin type for lips!! Now, you might be wondering, then how should I build my lip care routine?? Well, I am gonna tell you how!! That’s what a BFF is for, right??
You should create a lip care routine based on the weather changes. Yes, weather has a great effect on your lips!! Now that we are in spring, in this post, I am gonna tell you how you can take care of your lips in this season.
LIPS CARE IN SPRING:
Spring is like a transition period between winter and summer. During winters, we eat foods that keep us warm — the foods which keep our body temperatures high. With the change of seasons, your body tries to adjust accordingly and in that process, it detoxifies. Your body is preparing for summer by getting rid of the remains of all the warm foods you had in the winter and during this process, body temperature increases. This might be one of the reasons some people experience dry and cracked lips in this season. So what’s the solution?? Simple!! Just try to support your body by eliminating oil and fried foods in this season. Drink fruit juices and eat foods that are cooling to your body. Consume seasonal fruits like oranges, pineapples, lemon etc. Keep your hydration levels on by drinking sufficient water.
Just eating right is not enough, you need to provide hydration through external application also, since lips don’t have the capacity to produce natural oil. Here is a simple lip care routine that I suggest for this season to keep them healthy and springy!!
Step 1: Apply the mixture of clarified butter (Ghee) and salt to your belly button every day. It may sound weird to few people, but it is proven and works!! Because, there is a direct connection between your belly button and your lips!! Do this just for 7 days regularly and stop it. Don’t do more than that. You can start doing this step again after a few days if you want, but do remember to give a break after 7 days.
If you don’t have clarified butter available,it’s okay, you can use normal butter. You can buy Clarified butter here, in case you are interested: Grassfed Organic Ghee. You can also find it in Indian food stores. (If you like my blog and are gonna come back for more, I suggest you to have a bottle of Ghee handy because, you are gonna find more beauty recipes with Ghee!! Exciting, huh??)
Step 2: Always, Use a herbal lip balm or even best, apply ghee (butter works too, in case you don’t have ghee). Make sure your lip balm is made with natural ingredients and has vitamin E in it.
My recent favorite one is the Organic lip balm by Lalune Naturals. It is USDA approved and comes in a 4 pack with 4 different flavors. I love it so much because of the intense hydration it provides. You can check it out, if interested: La Lune Naturals USDA Certified Organic Lip Balm
Step 3: Mix equal quantities of rose water, lemon and glycerin. Store it in a glass container. Keep it with you all the time and apply it 3-4 times in a day. If not, apply it at least once, before going to bed.
Step 4: Finally, Scrub!! There are many lip scrubs available in the market. But, I always like to make my own from scratch with purest and natural ingredients. Here is a quick scrub for your dry and chapped lips: Mix Ghee(or butter), salt and a pinch of olive oil. Gently rub it on the lips for a minute every night (or alternate nights if you have sensitive lips). This exfoliates dead cells and keeps your lips hydrated!! Don’t forget to apply your lip balm after this!!
So, there you go pretty heads — a simple routine to take care of your precious lips!! Try it out and let me know how you like it in the comments!! Do you guys have a lip care routine already?? If so, I would love to hear about it!!