Ready or not, here come the Holidays! And with them come traditions, gatherings of friends and family, and warm fuzzy feelings… not to mention the mistletoe! Whether you’re single, taken, or happily married, you should always be pucker perfect should somebody spring one on you unexpectedly.
When it comes to caring for your lips, hydration is key! It is a little known fact that our lips actually do not contain oil glands, therefore they do not self-hydrate. This is why our lips dehydrate and chap more easily than other areas on the body. The skin on our lips is also thinner and more filled with capillaries (for blood flow) than skin found elsewhere on our body, meaning it is more sensitive and fragile. This combination makes it extra important to be conscientious of keeping lips moisturized and healthy.
3 Steps to the Perfect Pucker
To keep lips looking smooth, soft and full, exfoliation is important! Mechanical exfoliation with an abrasive ingredient helps remove dead and dry skin so that skin cells can effectively regenerate. Skin cell turnover and regeneration are key for combatting aging and maintaining a youthful glow. For lips, exfoliation also helps maintain healthy circulation and a natural glowing pink pigment.
Apriori Beauty’s Celloxylin Enzyme Activated Micro Scrub has a unique and proprietary combination of enzymes and renewing crystals. It gently cools and effectively removes dead surface skin cells, leaving skin visibly smooth and remaining cells wrapped by the anti-aging Nutrient Reservoir ingredients. The perfect prep for a plump, kissable pout!
2) Nurture & Moisturize
Once lips have been exfoliated and are soft with newly exposed, young skin, you need to nourish! Using a targeted lip treatment or moisturizing product will help lips maintain their youthful glow from exfoliating. Additionally, specialized lip treatment products can combat the signs of aging by addressing fine lines and wrinkles often left from constant movement and expression.
Apriori Beauty’s Celloxylin Eye + Lip Age Eraser is the perfect product for this step in your lip care routine! The Eye + Lip Age Eraser contains potent antioxidants, anti-inflammatories and moisturizers to help visibly reduce the appearance of lines and wrinkles and protect skin from environmental damage. It also serves as an excellent alternative to lip balm, as it provides long-lasting moisture and nourishment for dry lips.
3) Keep Moisturizing! All the time!
Due to the fact that our lips are not naturally producing their own oils, a lip moisturizer needs to do what natural oils do for the rest of the skin – keep moisture in and protect from drying environmental conditions. One easy way to do this without adding an extra step to our beauty routines is through use of a moisturizing lipstick. For most of us, lipstick is something we are already using multiple times throughout the day, so we might as well use one that delivers full benefits of moisture and hydration.
Apriori Beauty’s Hint of Color (+ Holiday) line has SIX wonderful moisturizing lipsticks perfect for any day, night, or holiday look! Not only are the colors stunning, but the ingredients, essential oils, and waxes work wonders to do just what our lips need most—moisturize and protect!
Essential ingredients in Apriori Beauty’s Moisturizing Lipsticks for lip moisturizing include:
- Castor seed oil
- Sunflower seed oil
- Shea butter
- Cocoa seed butter
- Jojoba seed oil
- Coconut oil
- Vitamin E
Essential ingredients in Apriori Beauty’s Moisturizing Lipsticks for protecting lips include:
- Carnauba wax
- Euphorbia cerifera wax
Before you get under the mistletoe this Holiday season, make sure you’re prepared! Following these 3 easy steps will leave you with perfect, kissable lips that will be sure to leave your sweetie wanting more!