HOW ZSANETT KEEPS HER LIPS SOFT THIS SEASON

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As the temperatures are dropping, our skin is starting to dry out too. I for one struggle a lot with dry skin, and my lips have been so chapped, it’s been driving me insane, and I know I’m not alone with this problem. So here is what I do to get my lips back to top shape.

SIMPLE 3 STEP QUICK FIX

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STEP 1.:

SIMPLE HOME MADE LIP SCRUB USING SUGAR AND OLIVE OIL

You can’t go any simpler than that. Olive oil and sugar. Mix 1 teaspoon of oil with half a teaspoon of sugar, and rub it gently on your lips. Leave it on for a bit so to oil softens your skin a little before rinsing it off with warm water. If you have some honey at home, mix some of it in too, but not necessary.

Use the scrub once a week to remove dead skin cells, but make sure you’re not going overboard with it.

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STEP 2.:

LIP MASK

Now this is not a must once you have done your scrubbing, but I’m a sucker for masks, and doing a little extra for your skin won’t hurt. I’ve really been enjoying this particular one from Patchology.

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STEP 3.:

CHOOSE THE RIGHT LIP BALM

This step is the most important one. Finding a lip balm that is actually good for your skin. Too many brands are on the market that are full of chemicals that will actually dry your lips out as soon as you don’t have them covered with the balm instead of leaving them soft and plump.

I particularly love Dr. Lipp’s lip balms, as they are 100% natural. They have now came out with tinted balms as well, using natural colourings, which I think is a fantastic idea. My favourite is the Burgundy colour, where they used Elderberry as colouring.

I’m also a huge fan Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream and I have been absolutely loving their new Eight Hour Cream Lip Protectant Stick, especially since it has SPF 15 and it also comes in four beautiful shades.

HERE IS WHAT TO LOOK OUT FOR WHEN PURCHASING LIP BALMS

As I mentioned, there are some ingredients you need to look out for when buying lip balms, as all the Chemicals, Colours and Fragrances most probably will end up doing more harm than good to your lips. Here is a list of the main ones you need to look for when reading ingredients:

  • Parabens - Synthetic preservatives

  • Phthalates - Fragrances

  • Sulfates - Found in anything that lathers, strips skin of it’s natural oils

  • Ethylenedimine and Tetraacetic Acid - Stabilizers, can lead to irritations and allergies

It is always safest to go all natural, however, it’s not always the case when buying beauty products, I know I own loads that aren’t all natural. Just make sure you do a little research, as it won’t take long, I promise. ;)

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