Lip care routine 101 by Prettykind

Lip Care Routine 101


Lips are often forgotten in skin care routines, but they need as much attention and protection as the rest of our skin. They are no less than the gatekeepers of our social lives, save us from awkward silences, bland conversations and give us the confidence to smile and charm our way into anyone's heart. 


But beware, if you neglect this superhero, they'll become the villain of your face - dry, cracked, and possibly even painful. That’s the worst beauty nightmare; unfortunately, we’ve all been there. 


So, get ready to pucker up because we're uncovering the secrets to the perfect lip care routine, no matter the season!


Step-By-Step Guide 

The skin on our lips is thinner and lacks sebaceous glands, making them more susceptible to dryness, chapping, and irritation from cold weather and UV rays. 


And if this reason is not enough for you to start your lip care regime, I’ve got another one. 


Pampering your pout with lip care is also a mini moment of luxury that's oh-so-satisfying. Imagine the bliss of kissing smooth, hydrated lips together - a small but mighty addition to your self-care routine that will make you feel like a million bucks!

 Essential steps in your lip care routine


STEP 1- Get Rid of the Dead Skin by Scrubbing 


Lips, like the rest of your body, accumulate dead skin cells, which cause them to appear flaky. The first step towards supple, hydrated lips is to buff away all dead skin cells, but DO NOT use a body or facial exfoliant on your lips. Lip skin is thinner than the rest of the body. By using harsh body exfoliants, you might end up damaging your lips.


Instead, use a good exfoliating yet moisturizing lip scrub that would gently give your lips a good even texture and appearance. 


What Your Lip Scrub Must Have? 


1- Emollients and Humectants to remove dead skin and retain moisture. These include, 

  • Jojoba Oil
  • Coconut Oil 
  • Shea Butter 
  • Vitamin E oil 
  • Olive Oil 
  • Honey 
  • Glycerin 


Ensure your lip scrub includes a fair amount of any of these oils so that it wouldn't leave them dry again.


2- Your lip scrub must be prepared from all-natural ingredients since lips are directly associated with your mouth. Having sulphates and parabens in your moisturizing lip scrub might adversely affect health. 


3- Be it vegan lip scrub or synthetic, large sugar crystals harm your lips. Could you make sure that your vegan lip scrub has fine sugar crystals?


For a perfect example, our Sugar and Olive Oil Vegan Lip Scrub satisfies all these above points, and in addition, it has Rice Bran Wax. This wax will form a thin film coating on your lips to avoid moisture evaporation which is a lifesaver.

Tips for Using a Lip Scrub

  • Moist your lips first (damping them avoids abrasive friction). 


  • Now, directly apply your lip scrub to damp lips. 


  • We suggest applying lukewarm water after 30 seconds of small, circular finger motions. 


  • You better use your fingers instead of brushes or sponge. Refrain from overdoing it since it may damage your lips. 

 Prettykind lip scrub and lip serum for a complete lip care routine | Handmade in Canada


STEP 2- Apply Lip Serum/Balm with Sun Protection 

We often wax lyrical about protecting your face and body from the sun, but protecting your lips is equally important. Sunburned lips can cause pain, swelling, and even blistering, and over time, repeated exposure to the sun can lead to long-term damage and increase the risk of skin cancer.


So, look for a lip balm with an SPF of at least 15 for UV protection. 


Also, please make sure your lip serum has healing qualities since you have exfoliated. 


Someone asked Dr. Friedler for the appropriate time to use a lip serum, and he said, 

“Any time your lips feel dry is an appropriate time to use a lip balm,” 


Ingredients to Look for? 

Your lip serum must include the following, 

  • Shea Butter, 
  • Olive Oil, 
  • Vitamin E,
  • Seed oils like watermelon seed oil, pomegranate seed oil, etc.


The anti-inflammatory qualities of these ingredients help your lips heal and prevent chapping, leaving them supple and soft. Even your lips' lost pinkishness can be restored by it.


Last but not least, even if your lip balm is tinted, make sure it is made from natural ingredients since it will only be sulphate and paraben free. 


Our Hydrating And Tinted Lip Serum fulfills all your desires. It will give your lips a fuller and plumper appearance. Vitamin E helps in cell turnover, while sesame oil protects your lips from sun damage. Its wax-free formation will let the oils penetrate your lip’s skin easily. So, why not grab your favourite shade now? 


STEP 3- Apply a Lip Mask Before Bed 

A lip mask acts as a heavy-duty moisturizer that provides intense hydration and nourishment to the delicate skin on the lips.


Here are some specific benefits; 


  • Nourished lips in the morning: Applying a lip mask before bed allows the ingredients to penetrate deeply into the skin because it is more permeable at night, resulting in nourished and hydrated lips in the morning.


  • Reduced fine lines: Some lip masks contain anti-aging ingredients such as vitamin C or retinol, which can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles around the lips.


  • Soothed and repaired skin: If your lips are dry, chapped, or irritated, a lip mask can provide the extra hydration and nourishment they need to heal and repair overnight.


Before applying your lip mask, make sure you have removed your lipstick. Leave the lip mask on for the recommended time, typically anywhere from 15 minutes to overnight. 


If you're using a lip mask overnight, follow up with a moisturizing lip balm in the morning to lock in the hydration and keep your lips feeling soft and smooth.


Using a lip mask once or twice a week can help to keep your lips healthy and hydrated.



Nurturing your lips with a bit of TLC can improve your overall appearance. By incorporating this simple and effective lip care routine, you'll enjoy a plush, hydrated pout ready to smile, speak, and be kissed. So show your lips some love – it's a small gesture that goes a long way in enhancing your overall well-being.


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