How To: Keep Your Lips Hydrated and Healthy!


Hi Beauties! So, today I wanted to talk about how to keep your pout perfect! In other words, how to keep your lips soft, pink, and healthy! This is a routine that I maintain for my lips, and keeps them super hydrated! Hope you guys enjoy!

*BUT FIRST* Urban Decay is on HauteLook! HauteLook is a website that has flash sales, and this week, they have Urban Decay! They have AMAZING deals, some of which I wish I could have taken advantage of before ordering off the Urban Decay website (See my Haul post!) This sale will only last a couple days, so check it out fast!

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Without further ado, here is how to keep your lips healthy and hydrated!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP ONE: Exfoliate!

Take a lip scrub, like the Fresh Sugar Lip Polish (which is the one I use), and

using a small amount, gently work this into your lips for about 1-2 minutes, or until all the lip scrub has evaporated. Then, using a damp wash cloth, wipe the remaining lip scrub off your lips.

TO MAKE YOUR OWN LIP SCRUB: Take brown sugar (that is NOT finely milled) and add a few drops off water. Mix it all together. Make sure that the scrub is slightly damp (not drowning in water) and soft to the touch. Your scrub should also mold together as one, not too watery, not too dry 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP TWO: Petroleum Jelly!

After you have scrubbed your lips, dab some petroleum jelly (Vaseline, Aquaphor, or any other petroleum jelly based lip balm) on your lips. Your lips will quickly absorb this, and this will help to hydrate you lips, since after your exfoliation your lips will be quite raw. After about 10 minutes of letting this sit on your lips, wash it off gently.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP THREE: Lemon!

Squeeze a bit of lemon juice all over your lips. This will restore the natural pinky-red hue to your lips, after sun damage or dead skin covering its natural color. Wait about 5 minutes before moving on to the next step!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

STEP FOUR: SPF Lip Balm!

Now, to finish it off, apply any lip balm with SPF! SPF 20 is ideal, but 10 or 15 is good as well! A lip balm with SPF will protect your lips natural color, and protect your lips from the sun turning them a brownish-mauvy color. I am using the Maybelline Baby Lips in Peppermint, with SPF 20!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you had fun treating your lips to this little spa day! In the comments, tell me if you tried, and what you thought of the pampering session for your lips! Hope you enjoyed!

xo, Summer

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Review: Maybelline Baby Lips

Hi Beauties! Today I am going to be reviewing the Maybelline Baby Lips (Around $4, any drugstore) I am absolutely ADORE these lip balms, and can’t wait to share them with you!

Baby Lips have been a pretty popular item recently, drawing people in with their fun colors, scents, and packaging. They are moisturizing chapsticks in a variety of shades!

At first, I thought they were just chapsticks, with not-so-great pigmentation and a chalky texture. But I was completely wrong! I decided to pick one up (the Peppermint one) before a ski trip, because I needed a new chapstick, especially one with SPF (Baby Lips have SPF 20). Once I tried it, I immediately loved it. They are moisturizing, smooth, and simply amazing! I was obsessed.

Once I got back from the ski trip, I picked up two more (the Cherry and Grape ones). These two are tinted, and are just as good as the Peppermint one. They provide a sheer wash of color, that is perfect for everyday use. They last long, and are super moisturizing, too!

Baby Lips are my new favorite lip balms, FOR SURE. They are affordable, moisturizing, they have SPF (which is hard to find!) and make me happy with their bright colors and packaging. The ones I own are Peppermint, Cherry Me, and Grape Vine.

I definitely recommend these, and suggest checking out your local drugstore for them! I included some pictures down below of the Baby Lips, and tell me in the comments if you like Baby Lips, and which colors I should try next!

Baby Lips

xo, Summer

Baby Lips

Baby Lips in Grape Vine

Baby Lips in Peppermint

Baby Lips in Cherry Me