Achieving fleshy, defined and attractive lips is the objective of all those people who decide on a treatment based on dermal fillers. However, our ancestors already tried to improve the appearance of their lips using natural and homemade methods, which shows that this part of the body has always been a pole of attraction for looks and comments.
The history of lip care
There are records of the use of lipstick as early as 3000 BC in the Sumerian civilisation. The use of lipstick obtained from insects is also known in ancient Egypt (as it still is in part today). In Egypt, lipsticks were used by men and women alike, as decorating one’s lips was a symbol of high social status.
The use of lipsticks already in ancient times means that in addition to decorating them our ancestors also paid attention to their care. Here are some tips and techniques you can apply yourself to improve the look of your lips.
How to improve the look of your lips
The following advices can help to improve the appearance and shape of our lips temporarily, but in the event that you want longer term results the recommendation would be to decide on a treatment in a professional beauty centre.
If you thought that peels could only be performed on the skin of the body you should know that this is wrong. In addition to avoiding biting your lips excessively and to protect them from sun, to prevent their appearance from worsening, lip peels can also be performed using a toothbrush and a little bit of moisturizer. Since the skin of the lips is much thinner than the rest of the body, it should be done very gently and only when the lips are dry and cracked. The result will be more effective if the skin is previously softened using warm, moist towels or cotton.
Moisturize your lips
Maintaining a good level of hydration by drinking enough water and using a suitable lip balm allows you to keep your lips in perfect condition for longer.
Protect your lips from the sun
If the lip balm we use also has sunscreen, this will help us to avoid burns and dryness of the skin on our lips. In this post you can learn more about how sun affects our skin.
Use anti-ageing products
There are lip protectors with formulas to delay premature lip aging. These products help you improve the tone and expression lines that form on your lips with age.
Natural lip products
There are many products that have traditionally been used for lip care. If you are looking for lip care products that contain natural ingredients, look for those that are based on one or more of the following ingredients:
- Olive oil
- Aloe vera