As we leave the winter months behind and prepare for summer, here are our five top tips to get the best out of your lips this spring.
LOVE YOUR LIPS THROUGHOUT THE SPRING SEASON1
Makeup trends for Spring tend to be nudes and light pinks. Apply a layer of your favourite flavour ChapStick® before adding a nude gloss or a rosy lipstick to keep lips happy and healthy.2
What's good for your complexion could be drying out your lips, which have very few oil glands. Your face wash could be the culprit so try putting on some lip balm before washing your face to act as a barrier between your lips and face wash.3
Home-make your own fruity, sugar lip scrubs. Mix granulated sugar with a flavoured ChapStick®- choosing from Cherry, Apple and Strawberry, mix well and apply to lips. Scrub your lips gently in a circular motions to rid lips of any dead cells and wipe off with a damp cloth or cotton wool.4
The components of some food and drinks such as beetroot and red wine are known to stain the lips, so bear this in mind if you want to keep lips looking healthy and fresh.5
To give your lips some intense hydration, make your own lip moisture mask. Mix good quality olive oil with two tablespoons of honey and then heat in the microwave for 10 seconds, stir and apply to lips leaving for 20-30mins. Lips will feel soft, nourished and refreshed. Follow this by applying some ChapStick® Original.
LOVE YOUR LIPS THROUGHOUT THE SUMMER SEASON
Heat, the sun’s damaging rays and harsh air conditioners can cause havoc with our skin, particularly our lips in the summer months. Here are our top five tips to keep lips safe and healthy in the summer1
The sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays can make easily exposed areas like our lips red and painful, which can lead to peeling or blistering. Avoid strong sunlight whenever possible, particularly when the sun is strongest in the middle of the day2
Protect lips and face against the elements by wearing a wide brimmed hat in the summer to shade the sensitive skin of your face and lips from the sun3
Keep a preventative treatment handy at all times. Try ChapStick® Original, which contains SPF 10 helping protect lips from the sun’s harmful UV rays. The unique formula includes Vitamin E, Camphor and Carnauba Wax which help to lock in moisture, keeping your lips luscious, feeling great and protecting them against other harsh environmental factors4
Staying hydrated during hot weather is key to every part of our wellbeing and is paramount for healthy skin and lips. It is recommended that during hot weather we should be drinking water even when not thirsty5
Watch your breathing. Breathing out through your mouth can blow away any moisture that is on your lips and so get in the habit of closing your lips and letting your nose do the work
LOVE YOUR LIPS THROUGHOUT THE AUTUMN SEASON
As we say goodbye to summer and the darker, colder evenings start drawing in, here are our five top tips for autumn ready lips.1
Protect lips from the elements by wearing a scarf over your lower face and lips when out in the wind and rain2
Dark berry lipsticks are a key autumn look. This year’s hot pantone is Marsala a dark maroon, so look out for this in a lip shade to add instant glamour to any look3
To stop your lipstick feathering and create a perfect finish, coat your mouth, going slightly outside your lip line with a clear balm like ChapStick® Original, before applying colour. ChapStick® Original’s unique formula will help keep your luscious lips feeling great underneath lipstick4
To create the illusion of fullness without bold colours, dab the middle of your lower lip with a bit of silver or gold lip gloss5
Autumn weather can be tough on make-up but long-wear lipsticks can dry out lips. Our tip for long lasting lipstick that is kind to lips is, apply a coat of normal lipstick, then gently press it with a single-ply tissue and brush over with your face powder. This sets the colour and helps it last all day long
LOVE YOUR LIPS THROUGHOUT THE WINTER SEASON
Winter season can be harsh on our bodies, with icy winds ravaging our hair and central heating drying out skin. There is only so much wrapping up warm that can be done to prevent the elements taking control.
Here are our five top tips to avoid lips and skin becoming dull, cracked and chapped during the cold months:1
Avoid using Matte lipsticks during the colder months as this dries out lips considerably. If you can’t live without your favourite lip colour, apply a layer of ChapStick before to help keep a layer of moisture on your lips.2
Even if your lips feel sore and dry, avoid licking them. Constant moisture on the lips removes natural oils which keep them feeling soft and plump.3
Bolster your skins appearance from the inside out by drinking lots of water and loading up on Omega 3’s found in foods such as salmon and walnuts. These boost hydration keeping you looking bright and healthy.4
Keep an old tooth brush handy and exfoliate your lips with it by gently brushing over them in circular motions. This will remove any loose dead skin and leave them feeling smooth.5
Keep a ChapStick handy at all times. ChapStick has been uniquely formulated to soothe, soften and nourish lips while preventing moisture evaporation. ChapStick Medicated is particularly good if you are prone to severe chapping.The stick contains cooling menthol to relieve the discomfort of chapped lips and petrolatum to help prevent further cracking whilst the cocoa butter softens and moisturises.