It’s never fun having dry, rough, cracked lips, especially while trying to rock a lipstick. Just as our face and body, our lips also require to be exfoliated and hydrated. Applying chapstick or lip balm helps with temporary hydration, but if we do not exfoliate, the lip balm will never truly help nourish the lips.
My go to exfoliate is Tartes lip scrub Tarte lip scrub, but there are many other products out there. The lip scrub helps getting rid dead cells, revealing softer lips and also prepares lips for a smooth application of a lip balm and or lipstick.
As daily lip hydration, I always apply a layer of Nicole Guerriero’s Best Damn Beauty lip mask Lip maskand a thick layer at night for an intense lip treatment. The lip mask helps restore lost hydration and nourishing lips.
After exfoliating and applying a lip balm/mask, our lips will be softer and smother. Applying any lipsticks will look amazing.
Hope you give it a try and if you use any of these products or recommend any I should try, please comment below.
I have been in the skin care industry for close to seven years, so Botox comes natural to me. Hearing the word Botox can sometimes scare, or make someone uneasy. Of course the unknown will always have that effect on us.
I have been getting Botox done since I started working at a Dermatology office in 2010. At the beginning, I would start off with a few units in my glabella ( The 11’s, or in between the eyebrows). I have always been a person that easily shows my emotions through frowing or raising my eyebrows. So, as you can imagine, I have really strong muscles there. Then, as the years went by and I became more familiar with the product and would get not only my glabella but also my forehead and bunny lines ( around my nose). The fine lines around my eyes are beginning to show, so that would be next in line.
Many thought I was insane for getting Botox, again since not many new the product, but also when I first began getting Botox I had just turned 21. Like I mentioned before, I have strong muscles that constantly get used,so ideally I wanted to have minimal movement. I also began to get Botox as a preventative. I did not want to get older and have permanent wrinkles that show even while I am not doing any movement. I know aging is the process of life and there really is not anything we can do to prevent that from happening, but we can slow it down.
Botox is an amazing product that helps to temporarily reduce muscle movement, but it is also used to help with migraines and excess sweating (hyperhidrosis).
The downfall to Botox will have to be the price. On average, I have noticed the price per unit is $12. Of course, their are always groupons available, but always do the research and make sure you have it done by a liscence Dermatologist or Physician Assistant.
Let me know if you have got it done before, want to get it done,or if you have any questions.
Hope you enjoy.
With “Cold weather” approaching Southern California, keeping our face and body hydrated can sometimes be a struggle. Skin dehydration can be caused by many factors other than the weather. It can be caused from lack of water intake, make up, incorrect product use, travel, etc.
The best time to moisturize the skin, in my experience, is right after the shower. When applied immediately after bathing, the product is able to trap some of the water still on your body and use it to hydrate your skin. MayoClinic
I prefer moisturizes that have ceramides and/or Hyaluronic acid, like CeraVe, that help as a barrier for the skin and can keep the skin hydrated longer. For my face, I love to use Neutrogena Hydro-Boost as my daily moisturizer. It has Hyaluronic acid that helps not only for dry skin, but long-term use can help with fine lines.
After a long vacation, whether from driving or flying, our face become really dry. The best thing I have done, other than applying moisturizer, is doing a hydrating mask. Hydration masks help re-nourish the skin in minutes.
Keeping our skin hydrated will keep our skin smooth, refreshed and have the glow we all want.