In fact, the lip layer of the lips is only 1/3 of the face, more sensitive than the face, leading to more dead skin, increased pigmentation to make the lips dull. Here are three simple tips to help restore the glowing, seductive lips recommended by a dermatologist to combat the oncoming dry season.
1. Should I exfoliate my lips?
Usually, you will see lips a lot of dead skin, many people will peel / tear it directly with their hands. This is extremely harmful because it causes red wounds on the lips, making the epidermis thinner, making the lip contours more visible.
The horny layer of the lips is only 1/3 of the face, without the protection of sweat glands and sebaceous glands. It is very fragile, so do not perform regular exfoliating actions to avoid thinning the horny layer.
Instead, dermatologists recommend that it is best to take some time to slow down the dead skin metabolism. You can apply a layer of oil to your lips before bed to soften the keratin, then gently use a damp cotton pad to remove excess skin the next day. Don't forget to apply another layer of balm afterwards.
2. Can lip balm replace lip balm?
Dehydration reduces the transparency of the stratum corneum, making lips look dry and pale. In addition to losing collagen in the dermis, the lack of moisturizing causes temporary wrinkles on the lips.
Many people think that many products are cheap and it is used to replace lip balm. However, doctors emphasize that Vaseline is a large fat molecule, primarily acting on the lips surface. Although it may improve the problem of dry lips, it does not last long. If the skin is peeling, revealing the lips and dull, then should choose a "physical oil" more friendly to the skin!
3. Lip balm, lip gloss can protect lips?
Many people think that lip balm and lip gloss are moisturized and have the same protective effect on lips. However, it is necessary to pay attention to "ingredients". With ingredients including pigments, flavors and waxes, lip balm and lip gloss can irritate lips. They are suitable as a makeup product because they have poor moisturizing effect and weak retention effect.
In addition, dermatologists remind that lips also need sunscreen. Should use lip balm with sunscreen effect at the right time. Also, remember to remove your makeup to avoid damaging your lips!