It doesn't matter what a great color that lipstick is, or how vibrant that new lipgloss feels: if your lips are dry and flaking off, it won't look good. Dry lips can happen both in summer, with the direct sunlight, the heat and dehydration, but also in winter because of the dryness of the air and also because of dehydration: how many of us forget to drink water when it's so cold outside?
Luckily for us, there are some quick tricks to get perfect lips and rock that new lipstick. If they're really flaky try this homemade recipe for an exfoliator:
- Mix one tablespoon of honey with one tablespoon of brown sugar and then apply gently into your lips. This will help the dry flaky skin to moisture and gently come off without hurting;
- But if you're in a hurry, leaving the house in 15 minutes and already on the way of applying make up, get a piece of cotton and damp it into very warm water (be careful not to burn yourself, don't make it too hot), and gently swap your lips in one direction. Damp it in the water as many times as you need, the warm water is emollient and the cotton will just remove the peel.
Now you can apply your lipstick or lipgloss and rock it with soft beautiful lips!