Lips, my friends, are also made up of skin, therefore, it needs a proper skincare routine, too! I know this seems extra, but hear me out. When you wear lip tints, matte lippies, and liquid lipsticks, your lips tend to dry out and become flaky because of their formulas. The good news is that you can restore your pout's pillowy state!
The tips I am about to recommend don't take too much effort—I swear. Doing these simple changes in your daily routine will soften your pout and improve lipstick application. Ready for some lip service? Check out the ultimate lip care routine below:
Every day: Drink lots of water
The number one tip to prevent flaky lips is to chug lots of agua! Dermatologists, general physicians, and wellness experts swear by this. You can set an alarm to remind yourself to drink water if you forget to do so. Also, if you find yourself craving a specific type of food even if you already ate, it simply means you're just thirsty. Go ahead and get a glass of water!!
Every night: Apply an ultra-hydrating lip balm or mask
Just like you slather moisturizer on your face to keep it hydrated, you spread an emollient lip balm to keep your pout soft and plump. I personally prefer using a lip sleeping mask to really plug the moisture in my lips.
Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask, P950, LAZADA
Every two days: Use a lip scrub
Remove the flakes without hurting your lips with a yummy lip scrub. You can make your own by mixing brown sugar and olive oil—this simple recipe is super hydrating and edible, too! Another way is to wipe off a damp towel on your lips to remove the layers of dead skin cells. Apply lip balm to lock the moisture in.
Burt's Bees Conditioning Lip Scrub, P395, BEAUTY BAR
Every week: Do an intensive lip care routine
When you always wear liquid lipsticks and tints, your lips often get dehydrated. Restore its glory by doing this intensive lip care routine every week. Think of it as a facial, but for your pout.
- - Exfoliate your lips with a lip scrub. Gently massage the granules all over your pout. Wipe it off for the next step.
- - Apply a lip mask or a rich lip balm. Leave it on for 10 minutes so it can work its magic. Remove excess product. After this step, you'll find your lips looking and feeling super soft, but we're not done yet! Move on to the next step.
- - Seal in the moisture with a lip oil. This envelopes your pout with deep moisture like no other—like a lip balm on steroids! Say hello to more plump, softer lips.
Human Nature Sunflower Oil Lip Miracle, P199.75 each, HUMAN NATURE
*This story originally appeared on Cosmo.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.