The most romantic day of the year ‘Valentine's Day' is now just five days away. As you finalise your plans for Wednesday’s hot date, make sure you have the perfect pout to ensure you are ready to be kissed! The harsh winter elements can be incredibly tough on our poor lips; the skin is thinner, plus it doesn’t contain sebaceous glands like the rest of our skin, and this means lips are more susceptible to dryness. Read on to discover how you can keep your lips happy with the right lip care just in time for ‘Valentine's Day'.
Exfoliate your lips
Lips can feel rough and flaky after a long and chilly winter, so start by exfoliating them to get rid of dead skin. Why not try a homemade exfoliator to get a smooth and baby-soft pout? You can make one with just two simple ingredients: sugar and honey. Firstly, mix one teaspoon of Forever Bee Honey with two teaspoons of sugar. Next, massage the mixture onto your lips in a gentle circular motion and leave on for 10 minutes (try to resist licking your lips) before removing with a wet face cloth. These ingredients work perfectly together since the sugar is a natural exfoliant, and the honey moisturises the skin to avoid it drying out.
Moisturise your lips
It is vital to moisturise your lips with a high-quality lip balm such as Aloe Lips with Jojoba to soothe the delicate skin and to ensure lips are loaded with moisture. Thanks to ingredients such as aloe, jojoba and three types of wax, Aloe Lips is packed with essential moisturising properties. Apply this lip balm liberally after exfoliating, as well as throughout the day as often as necessary. It is also a good idea to get into the routine of applying lip balm every morning and night for silky-smooth lips all year round.
Add a pop of colour to your lips
Treat yourself to a new lippy this month in celebration of cupid’s bow! When it comes to deciding what shade to choose, you may be interested to know that psychologists have found that the colour of your lipstick reflects what type of woman you are telling the world you are. For example, ladies who love to wear a fiery red are deemed more creative and daring by others, whilst a nude lip gives the perception of warmth and tenderness. It is for this reason that psychologists recommend wearing a nude lip colour on a first date.
Look after your pearly whites with good oral hygiene and your smile will thank you for it. Try using Forever Bright Toothgel for a gentle, non-fluoride formula, which contains the highest quality ingredients including aloe vera and bee propolis. Its natural mint flavour will leave your mouth feeling refreshed, your teeth clean and your breath fresh to ensure you are date ready!
Do you have any tips on getting kissable lips for ‘Valentine's Day'? If so, we would love to hear from you by posting in the comments section below.