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How To Soften Your Lips

Almost all of us know that with age, our skin starts losing its suppleness and elasticity. However, very few are aware of the fact that as we add years to our age, the ability of our skin to retain moisture also starts diminishing. If you add the cold, dry and brutal months of winter to this, the result is dry and parched skin, especially lips. In fact, lips are the first to show signs of dryness, chipping and flaking in the winter months as well as otherwise. Neither do dry lips look appealing, nor are they a comfort to live with. If you want to know more about the ways to soften your lips, make use of the tips provided below.
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How To Soften Your Lips
Toothbrush Method
  • After you have brushed your teeth properly, don't rinse off the toothpaste left on it.
  • Using the toothpaste as lubricant, brush your lips with your toothbrush.
  • Move the toothbrush softly over your lips, in circles.
  • Keep brushing until your lips feel smooth.
  • Rinse off the toothpaste from your brush as well as your lips.
  • Apply a generous dose of lip-balm, as the final step. 
Moisturizer Method 
  • Just before going to bed, after brushing your teeth, apply moisturizer on your lips.
  • Keep rubbing the moisturizer onto your lips, as well as a little bit around your mouth, till it is not visible.
  • Now, take some more moisturizer and apply a thick layer onto your lips.
  • Leave the moisturizer on your lips overnight.

Some More Methods
  • Avoid licking your lips as much as you can.
  • Drink plenty of water, throughout the day. It will help moisturize your lips from the inside.
  • Apply lip balm after brushing your teeth.
  • Make sure to apply lip balm just before going to bed.
  • Try to use moisturizing lipsticks, rather than the normal ones.
  • Apply some petroleum jelly on your lips and using a wet face cloth, rub them gently.
  • Massage your lips with coriander leaf juice.
  • Grind rose petals and apply on your lips.
  • Don’t use exfoliating products on your lips.

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