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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Take Care Of Lips

A beautiful smile lights up a day. It makes your face more beautiful and lively. Your lips are the most important and sensitive part of your body. And therefore you have to take special care of your lips. You will be surprised to know that 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. Dark lips and Cracked lips are the common problem:

Here are some tips for:

Dark lips - Eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, stop smoking and 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. Every night with a mixture of 1/2 tsp. Glycerine and 1/2 tsp. Castor oil with 1/2 tsp. Lemon juice apply your lips and leave overnight. Apply cream from curds with saffron on your lips.

Cracked lips - 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 glycerine with 1 tsp of cream on the top of milk and apply to 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.

Exfoliate lips - Lips should be moisturized and exfoliated. Exfoliate lips with your gentle facial scrub using a toothbrush or just the tips of your fingers. You can make a paste using baking soda and water to exfoliate lips as well. Work it for a minute and then rinse with lukewarm water.

And the general care of lips - Apply cold cream or moisturizer or lip balm before applying lipstick. To get natural pink lips apply beetroot juice before bed.
Grind rose petals and apply on lips to get smooth pink lips
Apply menthol based lip balm and brush gently on lips to get rid off chapped lips.

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