If you have a multiple-step skincare routine, make sure your lips don't miss out. Lips need some TLC, too! There's nothing like having a soft and smooth canvas when you apply lipstick (no dry flakes!) or having the confidence to just skip the color because your lips are good on their own. Here, we compiled a few tips for an all-natural lip care routine:
Eat healthy foods
Believe it or not, what you eat can also impact the appearance of your lips. Foods that are high in antioxidants, such as berries and dark leafy greens, can help protect your skin from damage. Foods that contain essential fatty acids, like salmon and avocados, can keep your lips hydrated as well.
Note that lip care also involves avoiding activities that can irritate the lips, such as smoking or picking at dry skin.
Just like the skin on your face, your lips can become dry and flaky over time. To keep them looking their best, be sure to exfoliate on a regular basis. This will help remove any dead skin cells and leave your pout looking and feeling softer and smoother.
To exfoliate, you can slough off dead skin by using a damp toothbrush on your lips after brushing your teeth. You may also use a soft towel to get rid of flakes after a shower. If you want a bit of DIY, you can use our Moisturizing Pili Lip Butter in Mint to make your own lip scrub. Check out this reel and try it for yourself!
Use a hydrating lip product
To prevent your lips from becoming dry and chapped, it’s important to keep them hydrated. Use a lip butter that contains natural ingredients to help seal in moisture.
Speaking of natural ingredients, you'll want to try our Moisturizing Tinted Pili Lip Butters made with luxurious Pili Butter, which is churned and mixed with antioxidant-rich Pili Oil. They're rich in Vitamin E and formulated to nourish lips and lock in moisture. These lip butters are also formulated with Elemi Oil, which rejuvenates and restores dry, chapped lips. Pili Ani's tinted lip butters have a great color payoff, making them ideal for a natural flush on your cheeks, too! If you want something with a refreshing minty scent, there's a clear version in Mint—best used as a lip primer or topper.