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How To Get That Perfect Pout

By Marilynn Syrett Published 06/5/2009 | Beauty
Your lips are a prominent feature of your face. In fact, they are so prominent that the slightest sign of damage can wreck the look of your face. Your lips are the focus of attention when you speak, eat, drink or kiss someone. And so it is very important to keep them in good health and make them look beautiful.

A great pout can enhance the look of your face and you can carry it off without even applying any make-up. Here are some quick tips top get that perfect pout!

Lip Care

If you want to have beautiful lips, it is important you practice effective lip care in addition to knowing a couple of lip make-up secrets. Here are some steps to maintain the good health of your lips.

Exfoliate

The skin on your lips is extremely thin and fragile as compared to skin elsewhere. Therefore, it is very susceptible to dryness and chapping. This can be either a result of intrinsic moisture loss or caused by environmental stressors like chilly winds and increased humidity. Before you start your lip make up, exfoliate your lips in order to remove all the dry and flaky skin.

You can either use a damp toothbrush to gently rub over your lips or get a specialized lip exfoliator that exfoliates lips and makes them smooth.

Moisturize

Before you apply anything on your lips, be it lipstick or even lip gloss, make sure you slather on a thin layer of moisturizing lip balm that contains ingredients like petroleum or mineral oil. These hydrating ingredients lock in the moisture and prevent the lips from drying. Ideally, you should moisturize your lips twice a day, once in the morning before putting on any lip make-up and once at night before you go to sleep.

Anti Aging Care

Wrinkles and fine lines are most likely to develop in the areas around your mouth. This is because the muscles around your mouth move frequently when you talk, eat or kiss someone. And these fine lines wreck havoc on how your lips look. Therefore, itís important you take necessary precautions to prevent their appearance.

Use a broad spectrum sunscreen that offers protection against the UVA as well as the UVB radiations before venturing out in the sun. This is because UVA rays penetrate inside the skin layers and cause premature aging that leads to the development of wrinkles and fine lines.

Use a night cream or topical treatment that helps to stimulate the collagen and elastin production within the skin cells and further diminishes the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines.

Product Suggestions:

Kinerase Pro+Therapy Ultra Rich Night Repair Cream
It is a superior night repair cream that works overnight to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This is an intense moisturizer and anti-aging cream that also helps improve the skin texture, enhance the skin tone and repair any damage. caused by the sun. It is great for dry, sensitive and post procedural skin. It contains Kinetin and Zeatin to reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well. these are both plant extracts that help the skin to retain moisture and provide anti-aging benefits to the skin.

La Roche Posay Anthelios SX
This is a non-greasy sunscreen that also has moisturizing properties. It offers broad spectrum protection against the UVA and UVB rays of the sun. It also offers full protection against sunburn and contains Mexoryl SX which is photostable against UVA rays so it does not breakdown and lasts longer than most sunscreens.

Lip Plumpers

Another great thing your can do for your lips every night is plump them up. Lip plumpers contain certain ingredients that firm the lips and also hydrate them efficiently. As a result, the lips appear fuller and you get a great looking pout.

Product Suggestions:

2X Micro-Injected Collagen + HA Advanced Lip Plumping Therapy
This is an amazing lip plumper that intensely plumps, firms, hydrates, and fills-out your lips during the night so that you wake up to sexy lips in the morning. It is a non-injectable lip volumizing therapy that combines two times the pure active collagen of LipFusion's original plumpers with hyaluronic acid (HA), in one high-performance topical nighttime treatment. It transforms the unique micro-injected collagen technology into the most advanced plumping power found in a lip treatment.Dr. Marilynn Syrett is a graduate from Western University of Health Sciences. She has authored several articles about antiaging skin care products including many from Obagi and iS Clinical range of skin care products.