Seductive lips



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Every sunny or windy day tests the endurance of your lips. They are also quick to burn in direct sunlight. To protect them use moisturizing balms with UV protection. Keep in mind that sufficient hydration can postpone the appearance of wrinkles. And when your lips need extra care, look for balms containing natural hydrants such as vitamins A and E, as well as alpha hydroxy acid for exfoliating.
Since we mentioned exfoliating, we should note that this is an important means for caring for your lips. Lips need to be cleaned from the layer of dead skin cells as much as the rest of the body. This will make them softer and puffier and improve their blood circulation. Scrub your lips 2 or 3 times a week. You can use scrub products especially designed for lips, or you can simply rub them gently with a toothbrush, as long as you remember to treat them with a moisturizing balm afterwards.
Lip balm ingredients
Beeswax
The best and most popular ingredient in lip balms is beeswax. Another type of wax which is commonly used is carnauba wax, derived from the leafs of a palm tree by the same name, also called “the tree of life”. Both types of wax are good moisturizers and create a protective barrier, preventing the loss of moisture through the skin.
Oils
Many kinds of oils are used by the cosmetic industry in the production of lip care products – cocoa butter, olive oil, shea, avocado and raspberry oil, etc. Mango oil is an excellent moisturizer. It is a great emollient that can even heal small wounds and cracks on the lips. Clove oil softens the skin and relieves the pain of cracked, dry lips. It is also an antiseptic with disinfecting properties.
Vitamin E
Vitamin E is a natural antioxidant contained in vegetable oils, especially soy oil. Its advantage lies in its softening and regenerative properties. This makes it one of the most common ingredients in lip care products.
Pomegranate oil
Pomegranate oil is derived from the pomegranate fruit. It is a powerful antioxidant which keeps the lips healthy and strong, while preserving their elasticity and smoothness. Sunflower seed oil, coconut oil and avocado oil have similar effects.




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