Lip Treatments

Written by Serena Berger
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Lip treatments are an important part of a basic beauty regimen. Your lips are one of the first things people notice when you smile and when they talk to you, and of course their texture is important if you're planning on kissing anyone any time soon. There are a number of things you can consider looking for in lip treatments to help your lips be smooth, soft, and healthy.

First, you want to avoid any kind of dryness or flaking. Lips are very sensitive to external environment and climate; dryness, wind, and even low temperatures can quickly lead to dry lips, which, if untreated, quickly become crusty and flaky. Cheiloses, or mouth corner dryness, is a specific problem where the corners of the mouth become crusted over with dry white skin, which can crack and bleed.

There are two basic ways to prevent dry lips. Some products use wax or waxy substances as a protective seal of sorts, keeping your own natural moisture from being able to evaporate as easily through the fragile skin. Other products are simply potent moisturizers which increase skin's own plumpness, softness, and moisture.

Anti Wrinkle Lip Treatments

Other lip treatments can be used to prevent wrinkles. The mouth area is particularly susceptible to linear prominence or wrinkles as you age because the skin is relatively thin, fragile, and easily becomes dry. A powerful product which promotes elasticity, increases firmness, and moisturizes can minimize the appearance of wrinkles in this area.

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