Thursday, March 29, 2007

Lips Soft, Smooth And Kissable

A sweet smile gives pleasure to everyone. To light up your day have a beautiful and wide smile on your face. Behind the beautiful smile are beautiful lips. The lips are the most important and exquisitely sensitive part of your body. And therefore you have to take special care of your lips.

Our lips unlike most part of our body do not have any melanin pigment to protect them. Lips are covered on the outside by a thin layer of skin and on the inside by virtually transparent mucous membranes.

Therefore it is necessary to take care of our lips and to eat well-balanced food and lots of fruits.

The common lips problems are:

* Dark lips
* Cracked lips
* Chapped lips

Tips to get nice and beautiful lips:

1) Dark Lips:

If you have dark lips you have to do the following………

* Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables.
* Stop smoking.
* Avoid lipstick.
* Apply a layer of oil and leave it on for several hours. Best apply before going to bed
* Mix coconut oil and almond oil in equal quantity. Apply a coat of this on the lips and leave on overnight. This has to be done daily for at least two weeks for best results.
* Massage lips: Every night with a mixture of 1/2 tsp. Glycerin and 1/2 tsp. Castor oil with 1/2 tsp. Lemon juice and leave overnight.
* Apply cream from curds with saffron on your lips.

2) Cracked Lips:

Lips do not produce oil like our skin, because they have no oil producing glands. The skin on our lips is actually mucous membrane, so for them to remain smooth and chap free is a bit of a challenge. The most common cause of cracked lips are allergic reaction to cosmetics, skin infections, extreme weather conditions like excess sun and wind exposure, biting of the lips or a vitamin B deficiency.

To cure cracked lips do the following………

* Protect the lips from weather by applying heavy plain cream.
* Avoid licking your lips.
* To cure dry chapped lips apply peanut butter or coco butter to your lips before going to bed.
* Grind rose petals with cream on the top of milk and apply on lips to cure the cracked lips
* Take vitamin B, C foods in diet.
* Mix 2 drops of glycerin with 1 tsp of cream on the top of milk and apply to lips to cure the chapped lips and keep overnight to get smooth and shiny lips.
* Mix equal quantities of nutmeg, turmeric, and fresh butter and apply to lips.
* Hot water fomentation, followed by a mixture of Vaseline and honey applied on the lips at least thrice a week will prevent lips from chapping.

3. Chapped Lips

Tips to avoid chapped lips

Don't lick your lips! Especially in cold weather, frequent lip-licking (something most of us do without even thinking about it) can lead to dry, cracked, painful lips. That's because as the saliva on your lips evaporates, it takes your lips' natural moisture with it -- and since lips don't have oil glands, their natural moisture is scarce to begin with. Once you've sworn off licking, here are some other tricks to turn your lips smooth and soft:
• Use a lip balm to help seal in moisture. Stay away from flavored balms; you may just end up smacking your lips unable to resist the great taste. Try Vaseline Lip Guard.
• Exfoliate your lips once a week. Wet a soft toothbrush and gently brush your lips with a circular motion.
• Instead of using drying matte lipsticks, line your lips with a lip liner, then fill them in and cover with a gloss.
• Apply and reapply a thick, moisturizing lip balm. For already-chapped lips, look for a medicated balm containing cooling, pain-reducing ingredients such as camphor, menthol, and phenol.
• Once your lips have healed, switch to a non-medicated balm with ingredients like vitamin E, allantoin, and honey. Apply in the morning, throughout the day under or over lipstick, and before bed.
• Slough off flakes. To keep lips silky, use a washcloth or wet toothbrush (skip the paste) to gently buff your lips every other day.
• Use a humidifier. Dry indoor air can sap the moisture from lips, so use a humidifier when you're indoors, and especially while you sleep.


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