Ever wonder what happens to our lips as we age?... Lips get there luscious shape from collagen. We produce less collagen as we age causing lips to loose their plumpness and the upper lips to thin. Let's not forget lifestyle choices such as smoking, sucking out of straws, or even chewing on them out of nervousness/anxiety 🙋♀️(super guilty of this).
So what can we do to prevent thinning lips?.... Aside from the obvious lip injections to add fullness here are some helpful tips.
Chapsticks or lip balms are made with occlusive ingredients like petroleum or shea butter, meaning it gives a protective barrier trapping in moisture but doesn't give added hydration. Look for a lip oil, cream or even add a mask. We suggest iS Clinicals Youth Lip Elixir. This innovative formula combines Hyaluronic Acid,
Vitamins C, E, & B5 Shea & Cocoa Butter with a combination of Extremozymes which provide multi-level protection against dangerous environmental aggressors.
Exfoliation removes build up of dry, dead skin and allows better absorption of your hydrating lip products to follow. Not to mention for better application of your lipsticks. iS Clinicals Lip Polish is a gentle and effective scrub with powerful antioxidants of Vitamins C and E, blended with intensely rich botanical butters. This encourages exfoliation and helps to smooth and hydrate lips, leaving them with a healthy glow.
Yes that's correct even your lips need to be protected from the UV rays. The skin on our lips are thin and more susceptible to aging from sun damage and also more prone to developing serious cancers. This is were a Chapstick with an SPF is highly recommended.