Lips are often the unsung heroes of our skincare routine. Despite being some of the most sensitive and vulnerable areas of our face, they rarely receive the attention they deserve. With thinner skin, fewer oil glands, and no natural protection from the elements, lips are prone to dryness, chapping, and cracking. Factors like cold weather, dry air, and wind can all exacerbate these issues, leaving your lips feeling uncomfortable and unsightly. To keep your lips looking and feeling their best, it's essential to incorporate lip care into your daily routine. By taking a few simple steps, you can nourish your lips, protect them from the elements, and achieve naturally soft, healthy-looking lips all year round.
Top tips for promoting healthy lips
- Hydrate regularly: Drink plenty of water to keep your body and lips hydrated.
- Exfoliate: Gently exfoliate your lips once a week to remove dead skin and reveal smoother lips.
- Protect: Apply lip balm to help protect your lips from drying out (try Living Nature’s certified natural Lip Hydrator).
- Moisturise: When applying your night cream, make sure to apply it to your lips as well! They will absorb the moisture and nutrients while you sleep for soft, nourished lips.
- Avoid licking your lips: Licking your lips can actually dry them out further.
- Use natural products: Look for lip products made from natural ingredients to avoid harsh chemicals – this includes lipstick!
Choosing your perfect lipstick
When choosing a lipstick, look for moisture rich natural formulations, such as Living Nature’s certified natural lipstick range. Our lipsticks are rich, creamy, and formulated with ingredients which actually work to enhance your lips health. Candellila Wax, Beeswax and Vitamin E are only a few of the nourishing natural ingredients they contain. The certified natural formulas have no nasties which could dry or damage your lips. Instead, they will nourish and help protect your lips from the elements, while providing luscious colour for a beautiful smile.
How to choose the right colour for your skin tone
Choosing the right lipstick colour can be a daunting task, but the key is to find a shade that complements your skin tone. Picking the wrong shade can make you look washed out, or even worse, make your teeth appear yellow.
To begin, identify your skin tone. This can be done by examining the veins on the underside of your wrist. If they appear blue, you have a cool undertone. If they appear green, you have a warm undertone. If you can’t tell, you may have a neutral undertone.
For cool undertones, look for lipsticks with blue or purple undertones, such as berry shades or blue-based reds (try Living Nature’s shades Summer Rain or Glamorous). Warm undertones look best with lipsticks that have orange or yellow undertones, such as peachy or warm red shades (try Living Nature’s Morning Sun or Wild Fire). Neutral undertones can pull off most shades, but nude and pink shades work particularly well. Living Nature’s lipstick shades Precious, Laughter and Coral Sea are fan favourites!
Once you find a shade that works for you, you can confidently wear your perfect lipstick shade all day, every day.
Here are some tips to help you get the perfect application:
- Start with a clean and exfoliated lip surface.
- Use a lip liner to define the shape of your lips and prevent lipstick bleeding.
- Apply lipstick in thin, even layers to avoid clumping or smudging.
- Blot your lips with a tissue to remove any excess lipstick and prevent transfer.
- Use a lip brush to blend and smooth out the edges for a polished look.
Caring for your lips and making conscious choices when it comes to makeup is essential for maintaining healthy, beautiful lips. With Living Nature’s natural lip products, you can enhance your natural beauty, protect your lips from the elements, and avoid harmful chemicals. By doing so, you can not only look and feel your best but also contribute to a better world for yourself and future generations.