Taking care of your lips is as important as taking care of the rest of your face. However, skin products can’t be used on the lips, because your lip’s skin is much more sensitive. It has 5 layers compared with your face’s skin that has 13. That’s why, if you are thinking of using face oils on your lips then don’t. Yes, your lips need to reap the benefits of oils, but the ones that are made specifically for that sensitive part of your face.
What are lip oils?
While face oils are all about moisturizing, they can’t be used on the lips because as we mentioned, your lip’s skin is much more delicate, which makes face oils too heavy on it. That’s why skincare brands have come up with this miracle product that can treat, soothe, and nourish your pout, all while helping your lips look juicy and plump. That’s because lip oils are typically made with a high concentration of hydrating oils such as jojoba, rosehip, and coconut, all of which are amazing at soothing dry lips.
On another note, they are a great addition to your makeup bag. One swipe will give you an amazing pop of color that you used to get only from your favorite gloss.
They are a heavenly mix of balm and gloss. These nourishing tubes are infused with a myriad of oils multitask with the finish of a shiny, tinted gloss and the moisturizing benefits of a balm.
What are the benefits?
Lip oils infuse your lips with deep moisture. As a result, they prevent them from getting dry or flaky by creating a barrier against the drying factors associated with the environment. You’ll notice a smoother than ever, plumped pout. They also help reduce fine lines and wrinkles. If you smoke and suffer from smoker’s lines, or you use acne medicines that leave your lips super dry such as Accutane, then lip oils are your best bet.
How do we use them?
To maximize the benefits of your lip oil, it’s a good idea to leave it as the final step. First, you’ll need to cleanse, exfoliate, and hydrate your lips. Start by cleaning your pout, then use a soft scrub to exfoliate and a hydrating lip mask to plump and nourish. Finally, rub your lips with your favorite lip oil to moisturize and reduce the appearance of fine lines. Whether it’s all-natural or color-enhancing, there are plenty of options and the sky is the limit.
Find out our favorite picks…
There are a wide range of lip oils out there for each and every one of us. We’ve gathered our favorite picks. Enjoy!