when your lips donít have enough moisture to keep them supple. A waxy balm like Chapstick or Vaselineís Lip Therapy will help shield your
lips so they can recover from dehydration. If your lips are
irritated, use a product with menthol or camphor to soothe while
you heal. Many people like the sensation of Blistex Lip Ointment.
Your lips are very easily
burned, so always apply a lip balm with a sunscreen when youíre
going outside. I prefer aloe in my sunscreens and I use Blistexís Daily
Conditioning Treatment. Neutrogena has a Smile Lip Moisturizer
thatís also nice.
As we age, the texture of
your lips will change. Such grainy textures are magnified when
using lipstick. To minimize this, apply a waxy base coat before applying
lipstick. This base will smooth out the lip surface and will also
make the lipstick last longer. Elizabeth Arden has a Lip-Fix
cream that does the trick nicely.
Smokers often have grooves in the upper lip from years of
lip pursing while puffing. Sun exposure will also break down the
collagen, resulting in fine lines from the top lip to your nose.
If the lines are not too deep, you can tighten the skin before applying
make up by using a product with serum albumin. Elizabeth Ardenís
Bye Lines, Revlon Reveal Anti-Wrinkle Serum, Clinique Advanced
Stop Signs Age Defending Serum, and Perfectionist Correcting
Serum for Lines/Wrinkles by Estee Lauder will all help.