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Taking Care of Chapped Lips
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I get questions about how I care for chapped lips in order for lip color to look perfect.
Well the truth is, my lips are sensitive and always dry or chapped, which is extremely ironic considering I love lipsticks and lip products in general.
There are a few things I’ve found that can help with the appearance when you want to rock a really strong lip:
Quick-fix - Exfoliate gently with a salve or balm. I apply something like Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream (it contains salicylic acid to exfoliate dead cells), and let it sit for a few minutes before i buff my lip gently with a ring finger to start removing flakes. I don’t like using a toothbrush, but it does work for some. Just be careful if you have sensitive lips as this can make it worse after a couple of hours.
[Updated] Extra suggestion from a reader (thanks!) to use a sugar-scrub like that from Lush, etc if you want something quick and don’t have super-sensitive lips like me!
Keep an eye open for things that make your lips chap. Many people have a sensitivity to glittery or sparkly lipsticks. I do. They make me flake within the hour, so I know I have a sensitivity to them. Now, I don’t wear anything sparkly unless it’s a thick gloss. 
If your lips are already chapped or you already got rashes/dermatitis, make sure you care for it and wear a cushy, creme-finish gloss to hide the redness around the borders and also to provide a cushioning barrier since they can rub against each other and make things feel worse. When mine get this way, I splurge and use Dior Lip Addict gloss/treatment as it’s not only super thick and cushy-feeling, but also has light-reflecting properties that mask the appearance of stressed-out lips quite well. Don’t try to wear matte or satin lipsticks when your lips are this way.
Photo source: makeupandbeautycare.com

Taking Care of Chapped Lips

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I get questions about how I care for chapped lips in order for lip color to look perfect.

Well the truth is, my lips are sensitive and always dry or chapped, which is extremely ironic considering I love lipsticks and lip products in general.

There are a few things I’ve found that can help with the appearance when you want to rock a really strong lip:

  1. Quick-fix - Exfoliate gently with a salve or balm. I apply something like Elizabeth Arden 8 Hour Cream (it contains salicylic acid to exfoliate dead cells), and let it sit for a few minutes before i buff my lip gently with a ring finger to start removing flakes. I don’t like using a toothbrush, but it does work for some. Just be careful if you have sensitive lips as this can make it worse after a couple of hours.
  2. [Updated] Extra suggestion from a reader (thanks!) to use a sugar-scrub like that from Lush, etc if you want something quick and don’t have super-sensitive lips like me!
  3. Keep an eye open for things that make your lips chap. Many people have a sensitivity to glittery or sparkly lipsticks. I do. They make me flake within the hour, so I know I have a sensitivity to them. Now, I don’t wear anything sparkly unless it’s a thick gloss. 
  4. If your lips are already chapped or you already got rashes/dermatitis, make sure you care for it and wear a cushy, creme-finish gloss to hide the redness around the borders and also to provide a cushioning barrier since they can rub against each other and make things feel worse. When mine get this way, I splurge and use Dior Lip Addict gloss/treatment as it’s not only super thick and cushy-feeling, but also has light-reflecting properties that mask the appearance of stressed-out lips quite well. Don’t try to wear matte or satin lipsticks when your lips are this way.

Photo source: makeupandbeautycare.com

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