Be kind to your lips

Lip enhancement using dermal fillers is one of the most popular cosmetic procedures available today. It is quick, safe and the effects are noticeable immediately.

If you are considering investing in lip enhancement or have already done so, it is important that you look after your lips. There is no point in having a dermal filler treatment if you are going to completely neglect them afterwards.

Here are the top 6 tips for looking after your lips.

Stop pursing your lips for photos. Although you are making your lips look nice and full, you will end up creating a problem for yourself. Wrinkles are caused by constant movement of the muscles. By pursing your lips, you are actually creating more wrinkles around your mouth. You might not notice them yet, but in 10 years, you are going to regret it.

Put sunscreen on your lips everyday. The skin on the lips is quite thin and more susceptible to damage from the elements.

Quit smoking. Besides, the obvious detriment to your health, smoking can cause lines all around the mouth. This is partly to do with the smoke actually damaging your skin and the muscle contractions you make to inhale a cigarette.

Stay hydrated. Due to the relatively thin layer of skin protecting the lips, it is no surprise that they are more prone to showing signs of dehydration.

Use a hyaluronic lip balm. These can aid hydration by binding to the water molecules in your skin. Having dermal filler treatment can also help with this hydration.

Exfoliate your lips regularly. Believe it or not, there are skin cells shedding from your lips daily. Speed up this process by exfoliating to gain a smoother lip surface. You can use your toothbrush with a little baking soda for good results.

Love your lips.