Lip Service

The secret to luscious lips doesn’t just lie in a good lippie, but in giving your puckers some TLC.

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The secret to luscious lips doesn’t just lie in a good lippie, but in giving your puckers some TLC. 
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Lipstick Junkies Alert! 

You can splurge on lip glosses, lipsticks and lip liners all you want, but they’ll only look good when applied on healthy lips. If you have dry or discoloured lips, fret not – here are five ways to ensure your puckers are on point. 

1. Brush your lips 

After brushing your teeth, use your toothbrush to gently brush your lips to exfoliate and remove dead skin cells. 

2. Moisturise AM and PM

The lip surface is thin and is the driest part of the body. Protect your lips by keeping them moisturised all day. 

TRY: 1. Mentholatum Deep Moist. It helps to retain moisture thanks to hyaluronic acid, avocado, jojoba oil, shea butter and vitamin E. 

2. Mentholatum Organic. It has organic beeswax, shea butter, 

and olive, Babassu and jojoba oils for deep hydration. 

3. Mentholatum Water Lips. It has Super Hyaluronic Acid for intense hydration, collagen to firm skin, deep sea mineral extracts to repair and nourish, and aloe extract and vitamin E to keep lips smooth. 

3. Make a DIY scrub 

Exfoliating once a week helps to slough off dead skin and keep your pout smooth and supple. For a DIY scrub, mix a tablespoon of brown sugar (or sea salt) with honey until it turns into a paste. Rub scrub onto your lips to loosen the dead skin. Wipe it off with a damp wash cloth. 

4. Prep your lips 

Apply lip balm as a base before putting on your lipstick. This helps to keep your lips hydrated as well as smoothen and minimise any lip lines. 

5. Declare a rest day

Give your lips a break by not applying any lippie for a day. Feel naked without any lip colour? Try a tinted lip balm like 4. Mentholatum Lip Ice Sheer Colour. It goes on clear but turns to a sheer pink, giving your puckers a rosy hue. Plus, it’s enriched with hydrating beeswax and shea butter, and nourishing oils like macadamia nut and jojoba. 

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