Soft Lips: Tips to Get Soft Lips

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There is not a woman on earth who doesn’t want to have soft lips. And let’s face, cracked, dry and chapped lips take away your beauty and make you look older, unhealthy and extremely under nourished. It doesn’t matter whether you have thin or full lips, if they aren’t soft and smooth, they won’t look nice. Changing weathers and other habits can have negative effects on our lips so we have to be extra careful. The good news is that it is not at all difficult to make and keep your lips soft. You don’t have to work extra hard and spend a lot of money.

Let’s see a few effective ways to have and keep soft lips.

How to Have Soft Smooth Lips in Winter?

Winter is that time of the year when all the moisture is taken out of the atmosphere by nature. This is also that time of the year when your lips are at their most vulnerable. Your lips can easily lose* their softness and smoothness. To ensure lips stay soft in the winter, apply a good quality lip balm on your lips as frequently as you can so that the moisture inside your lips stays locked inside and all the dry air cannot penetrate through your lips to get to that essential amount of moisture.

How Can I Make My Lips Really Soft Really Fast?

You need soft lips real fast because of an upcoming date or event? It’s possible. In such situations, soft lips can make all the difference. If your lips are cracked or dry then you can apply all the lip stick you want to make your lips appear soft, but your lips won’t feel soft at all. To get them to feel soft, the best you can do is follow the tips below.

Tips on How to Get Soft Lips Fast

These tips will get you soft lips, guaranteed*. But, you need to keep in mind that change will not come overnight. You need to be patient, and you need to follow these tips religiously to ensure that you get soft lips as soon as possible.

1. Drink a Lot of Water:

Water is essential for every part of your body to stay hydrated, including your lips. Soft lips tend to be the ones to have as much moisture as they can possibly get. To ensure optimal amount of moisture reaches your lips, drink at least 8-12 glasses of water everyday.

2. No Biting:

Biting can seem like a harmless activity when being conducted without a thought. Your lips are very sensitive, and your thoughtless biting can seriously injure them. You will only get to know about the damage caused by biting later when your lips catch an infection, which can be painful and takes away the softness of our lips. If not infection then you will get chapped or dry lips for sure.

3. Don’t Lick Your Lips:

Your lips have a very thin, but very essential layer of natural oil on them which locks in the moisture. Licking can cause that layer to vanish, leaving your lips vulnerable to the harmful atmosphere. Once you understand this mechanism, you know that licking is bad. Not only does licking dry your lip, but can also turn them black.

4. Lip Balms:

A generous application of lip balm regularly and frequently can make all the difference. Just buy any quality lip balm and start applying it on your lips to make them softer and shinier.

5. Exfoliate Lips Regularly:

Dry skin patches, which emerge naturally overtime overall your body (including your lips), make lips appear rough. Exfoliation is the answer to this particular problem. To exfoliate, first make a mixture of one tablespoon of sugar combined with a few drops of honey and almond oil and apply it on your lips. Gently rub this mixture on your lips for a couple of seconds then rinse away. Make sure to apply lip balm later on to keep lips from drying out due to all the exfoliation as failure to do so may result in extreme dryness.

6. Protect* Your Lips from Sun Damage:

The sun can evaporate all the moisture out of your lips in no time, so make sure to protect* your lips from the sun by applying your usual sun block on your lips or a bit of petroleum jelly to keep your lips from drying up due to the sun. You can also get lipsticks with sun screen in them.

7. Never Leave Your Lips Unprotected:

Always keep a lip balm stick with you at all times so that if you ever feel like your lips need protection or are drying up, immediately apply lip balm on them to protect* them.

8. Hydrate Daily:

Drink at least 8-12 glasses of water everyday to ensure you are always hydrated and maintain this water intake for at least 15 days and you will start seeing a noticeable difference on your lips.

Tips to Make Your Lips Soft and Smooth

To make lips soft and smooth, you need to stay hydrated, exfoliate your lips every now and then, apply lip balm regularly, and eat lots of fruits and vegetables. Doing all this will definitely make your lips soft and smooth.

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Expert Author : Andrea Moore (Consumer Health Digest)

Andrea Moore has been a senior writer for Consumer Health Digest for more than a decade. She specializes in in all topics related to health, fitness, nutrition, and beauty. She has also worked as a communications and marketing professional. Connect with Andrea on Facebook for constant updates on her projects.