Soft, healthy lips give you a confident, attractive, and sensual personality. Find out some of the ways to get soft lips.

How To Get Soft Lips

Imagine this, over the past few months you have been searching for the man of your dreams. It seems impossible to find a good, perfect match in the crowd but one day, luck was on your side and cupid too. You are at a party and you meet this attractive man who seems to be the answer to your quest. He approaches you and begins chatting. The connection was great but there was only one issue. He seemed to be distracted by your lips. Generally, a woman would find this flattering, but every time he looked at your lips, a frown would emerge on his face. Before the evening faded into night, you excused yourself to get a glimpse of what was distracting him. The mirror reflected a drought that had cracked up on your lips. You felt betrayed by the expensive, branded moisturizing lipstick you bought the previous day. Nobody would like to be in this situation. It is very important for one’s personality to be physically well groomed; especially the face and its features, which are usually noticed first and can create an everlasting impression, positively or negatively. When we speak, focus is drawn to the lips and it is therefore essential to maintain healthy and good-looking lips. Moreover, supple, well nourished, and soft lips make you naturally and exceptionally attractive and sensual. Read on to know ways to get soft lips. 
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Ways To Get Soft Lips 
  •  Healthy, soft, and plump lips are obtained by maintaining and increasing the moisture content. The best way to ensure your lips are well hydrated is to ensure high intake of water on a daily basis (minimum of 8 glasses or 64 ounces).
  • Avoid the urge to lick your lips when they are dry as saliva acts only as a temporary moisturizing solution but eventually causes more harm as it causes dryness.
  • Products, which include ingredients such as cocoa butter or Shea butter and vitamin E, are good sources of moisture.
  • Exfoliating is very important in getting better results as dead cells are removed and the skin is clean and ready for moisturizing. You get lip-exfoliating products such as Body Shop’s Lip Scuff, which also have moisturizing compositions.
  • Exfoliation can also be done naturally by using a soft toothbrush (different from the one you use for your teeth) to gently, scrub your lips in circular movements. Another method is by first moistening your lips and then applying sugar or salt using your finger and moving lightly in small rotations. A word of caution is not to use salt if you have cuts or wounds.
  • There are many cosmetics such as lip balms (e.g. Carmex and Burt's Bees - Beeswax Lip Balm), chap sticks (e.g. Alba) or lip creams that are available to help you get soft lips. Here too it is important you apply these products by either using your finger, or gently dabbing in circular motions to get a good outcome.
  • Margarine (butter) and honey (only pure honey) are good products for moisturizing too. Take a small amount of butter or honey and apply it gently with your finger in tiny rotations. Leave it on for one or two minutes and wipe it clean with a soft towel or tissue. You could repeat this if required.
  • Butter gives your lips that sheen and lush texture while honey adds to the plumpness of your lips. You can also use coconut juice, rose milk, olive oil, or baby oil in a similar fashion to get radiant and healthy lips.
  • At night, before you sleep apply two layers of crème or petroleum jelly such as Vaseline. Gently massage a layer in rotating motions and then apply a thicker layer on top. The second layer will be absorbed during the night and will help increase moisture content.
  • It is important to note that products over a year old, cheap products or sharing of products may pass on bacteria to your lips, which may be harmful.

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