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How To Get Soft Lips In 12 Simple Steps

The skin that covers your lips can be tough to care for since it’s some of the thinnest skin found on your body.

While certain parts of your face like your cheeks have as many as 16 layers of skin, your lips only have four or five layers. That’s why things like smoker’s lines and lip lines are so quick to happen.

But there’s good news! We’ve put together a list of super-easy treatments so you can have gorgeous lips all the time. Here’s how to get soft lips in 12 simple steps.

1. Keep Your Lips Moist
Seems like a no-brainer, right? Of course, it’s important to keep your lips moist! The question is: how?

Start with the basics! Use lip balm frequently throughout the day. We suggest applying a little bit every time you use the bathroom. This is helpful in two ways.

First, it helps you remember to reapply every few hours. Second, it’s best to apply lip balm when your hands are clean (since you’re touching your lips, of course!). So when you’ve finished washing your hands, you can apply your lip balm!

2. Choose A Lip Balm With SPF
If you’re lucky enough to never have gotten sunburn on your lips, well, let us be the ones to tell you it is the worst! It’s both painful and unsightly.

Imagine the worst case of chapped lips you’ve ever had, and multiply that by ten. It’s that bad.

So what’s the solution? Choose a lip balm with SPF! This will prevent the sun’s UV rays from damaging your delicate lips, which keeps them soft and smooth. 

3. Wear The Right Lipstick
Not all lipsticks are created equal. Some of them contain ingredients that can be harmful, like parabens, for example.

On the other hand, some lipsticks are made from natural ingredients like plant oils or beeswax-and use natural coloring. If possible, go with one of these lipsticks.

You can also try to find a lipstick that contains vitamins or other moisturizing ingredients. This will keep your lips soft and moist while also providing the color you’re craving.

4. Use Lip Products Without Added Flavors And Fragrances
Flavors and fragrances seem wonderful but may actually damage your skin. This includes lip both balms and lipsticks with flavor or fragrance.

The ingredients used to give lip products their delicious fragrances and flavors are often chemical-based ingredients that might irritate and dry out your lips. It’s best to avoid them altogether.

5. Avoid Biting And Licking Your Lips
To achieve soft, kissable lips, you need to be gentle! This means no biting or licking your lips. Biting causes damage (for obvious reasons), while licking your lips can actually remove moisture and dry your lips out.

6. Make A Simple Lip Scrub
Yep, you read that right. Make a lip scrub! Dead skin can build up on your lips, just like anywhere else on your face, so it’s important to gently scrub it away.

You only need a few basic household ingredients to make one at home. The most basic lip scrub is just one teaspoon of honey and one half-teaspoon of sugar.

Mix those two ingredients together, and then rub it on your lips with clean hands. Rinse it all off with cold water after one or two minutes. That’s all there is to it!

7. Exfoliate Your Lips With A Toothbrush
If you’re skeptical of the whole lip scrub thing, you can also exfoliate your lips with a soft toothbrush. It might feel a little strange at first, but it will help get rid of dry, flaky skin.

The result? Younger, more vibrant skin on your lips! Simply take a toothbrush with soft bristles, wet it with warm water, and gently rub it on your lips for one to two minutes.

8. Make A Homemade Lip Mask
The most basic lip masks only need two ingredients. Here are a few easy suggestions: 

One teaspoon of honey and one teaspoon of lemon juice
● One teaspoon of yogurt and one teaspoon of turmeric powder
● One teaspoon of olive oil and one teaspoon of aloe vera gel

All of these lip masks are amazing options, but it’s definitely not an exhaustive list. Get creative and start experimenting! There are tons of lip masks waiting to make your lips soft and supple.

9. Eat Well And Drink Lots Of Water
This is a crucial step to achieving smooth, soft lips. Keep a healthy, anti-aging diet complete with plenty of superfoods, and drink at least 64 ounces of water each day. This will help you look and feel younger!

10. Apply Petroleum Jelly Before You Go To Bed
To give your lips extra protection, apply a thin layer of good, old-fashioned petroleum jelly to them before you go to sleep. Petroleum jelly is what’s known as an occlusive agent.

This basically means it forms a barrier on your skin that keeps hydration and moisture locked in. While you don’t want to just use petroleum jelly on your lips, using it at night is an effective way to get that softness you want.

11. Get Your Beauty Rest
Ahh, beauty sleep—the easiest and most pleasant way to keep your skin soft and smooth. If you’re wondering how to get soft lips, follow these simple sleep tips:

Sleep on your back to avoid rubbing and damaging your lips and facial skin.
Run a humidifier while you sleep to keep your lips soft and moist.
Get at least six hours of sleep each night. Seven or eight hours is even better!
Beauty sleep is one treatment for soft lips that we don’t think you’ll mind committing to.

12. Relax!
Our final tip on how to get soft lips is to simply relax! We mean this both literally and metaphorically.

Literally, because it’s best to keep your mouth and lip muscles relaxed whenever possible. If you keep these muscles contracted or use them often to repeat facial expressions, you’re more likely to end up with frustrating laugh lines or smile lines. So relax and try to keep your lip muscles loose!

We mean relax metaphorically, too, because you’ll need to be patient while you wait for the previous 11 treatments to show results. They’re all effective tips, but you might not see instant results.

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