The polar vortex may have passed, but there are plenty of dry, cold winter weeks left to endure. This season can wreak havoc on your skin, exacerbating signs of aging and leaving you with unsightly flakes galore. As we've mentioned in previous posts, staying hydrated both by drinking water and applying topical moisturizers is an important part of any anti-aging regimen, and this is especially true when the weather outside is frightful.
Keeping your lips nice and supple can prove especially challenging at this time of year, and the more chapped they become, the less effective any lip balm will be. For that reason, you should consider adding an exfoliating lip scrub to your beauty regimen to clear away rough, dead skin that has accumulated throughout the day.
"Rather than slow-molting dead, flaking skin, we turn to exfoliants to make way for a new, lipstick-ready canvas," writes In The Gloss, an lifestyle website devoted to the perfect pout. There are plenty of store-bought options to choose from, or you can even whip up your own all-natural lip scrub with sugar, olive oil and honey (though some recipes call for a touch of vaseline as well). After you've coated your lips in this creation, wipe away the dead skin and be sure to reach right for some protective and nourishing balm to fortify your newly supple lips!
Of course, if your pucker has been diminished by age-related volume loss, or your lips have always been thin, cosmetics may not be able to give you the pout you really want. At Marotta Aesthetics Laser, we offer lip injections to help you enhance this important feature. Check back for more winter beauty tips or contact us today to set up an appointment.