Beauty Tip I Swear By: Lip Care

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Guest post by Country Meet City

Lips…

They help you communicate, show affection, savor food and can be your best fashion accessory. Lips are vital, but yet a lot of us don’t take the best care of them, they are almost a second thought in our daily routines.

Here are some tips that we both use to give your pout some TLC.

Hydrate

Make sure you’re drinking at least 8 glasses of water daily to hydrate your body, skin, and lips.

We both like to keep a 1L water bottle with us at all times to keep us hydrated.

Exfoliate

We are both obsessed with lipstick and trying new colors and looks. However different types of lipstick can dry out your lips and cause them to flake.

Exfoliate 2-3x a week with a lip scrub.

We love “Fresh” Lip Sugar Polish, it’s great because it leaves your lips smooth and conditioned and has natural ingredients (it also tastes yummy!).

Moisturize

Be sure to always have a good moisturizing balm or lipstick with you.

Look for ingredients such as beeswax, shea butter, vitamin E and almond, jojoba or coconut oils – these will keep your lips lush and ready to wear your favorite colors.

Our current favorite moisturizer repair is “Fresh” Sugar Advanced therapy Lip Treatment or Burts Bees Beeswax Lip Balm.

Protect

Ensure that you are using an SPF lipstick or lip balm to protect your lips from the sun. Lips are very susceptible to sunburn, as they lack melanin a (pigment that helps shield your skin from the sun).  

Our favorite lip balm is the ESOS Lemon Drop Lip Balm Sphere with SPF 15.

Evening Care

Having an evening care routine is important after a long day, especially if you’ve worn make-up.

Start off by removing your make-up and lipstick.

Cleanse your face.

Then apply your night face cream and with a rich, cocoa-butter based, organic lip balm or lip oil that will soothe and moisturize your lips while you sleep.

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-Country Meet City

Two best friends – Kay and Lacey – with a love for fashion, beauty, and lifestyle.

Kay hails from a small-town in Ontario and Lacey is from a farm in Saskatchewan.

Our love for the small city and local atmosphere of Ottawa brought us here years ago, allowing our country roots to harmonize with our city life.

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