How to Keep Lips Nourished – Tips & Tricks

Makeup & Beauty Tips on How to Keep Lips Nourished

Share your best tips and tricks for keeping your lips in their top shape! Feel free to share your experiences, how you mastered techniques, or what you struggle with.

My Tips

  1. Hydration — both in the form of lip balm as well as drinking plenty of water!  For me, a really good lip balm is one that hydrates even when it’s not on.  If I wear a lip balm but feel like I need more as soon as it’s faded away, it’s not hydrating enough in my book.
  2. Regular exfoliation is helpful for keeping lips soft, smooth, and supple.  A simple sugar scrub (a mix of sugar and an oil, like jojoba or olive oil) works well once or twice a week.
  3. Avoid really drying lipsticks and glosses; when you find one that is, it’s probably just not the right formula for you.  If it’s a formula that’s long-wearing and slightly drying, you might want to pat a little balm on top here and there throughout the day to combat it.  I like to give my lips a break or use more hydrating formulas between some of the more long-wearing ones (that can be drying).