The importance of our lips
How to make sure your lips stay beautiful
Not only are lips more sensitive to touch, they’re also much more susceptible to dryness in extreme weather conditions. Very cold temperatures, low humidity and wind can all cause chapped lips, so using a good moisturizing lip balm like NIVEA Lip Care Moisture during the winter months is essential.
What do our lips have to do every day?
The lip structure: How is it different from normal skin?
It’s obvious that the skin on your lips is different to the rest of the skin on your face because your lips have a very different role to play.
First, the upper layer of skin on your lips is much thinner and more delicate with just 3-4 layers of skin, compared with 15-16 layers on the rest of your face. The reason that our lips have a rosy tint to them is because lip skin doesn’t contain many melanin cells, so the blood vessels behind become visible.
One big difference between the skin on our lips and the rest of our skin is that our lip skin does not contain any sweat glands or hair follicles. This can mean that the lips don’t get as much moisture or oils and dry out more quickly. Using a moisturizing lip balm like NIVEA Lip Care Moisture on a daily basis will help replenish this moisture and keep lips looking beautiful.
What to do to get lips that look and feel beautiful
5 top tips for beautiful lips
- Avoid smoking and alcohol, which can both dehydrate the lips
- Don’t forget your lips when you’re out in the sun – always use a lip balm with Broad spectrum SPF
- Try very gently exfoliating your lips using your toothbrush
- When you press your lips together, blood rushes to them, giving you instantly fuller-looking lips
- Eat a diet rich in fruit and vegetables to give lip cells the nutrients they need to stay beautiful
Finding the right lip care for your lips
Lip balms like NIVEA Lip Care Smoothness absorb into your lips quickly with their light formula and keep them soft and smooth.
If you’re looking for a slightly richer formula, NIVEA Lip Care Moisture contains extra ingredients like shea butter and almond oil and provides intense moisture to dry lips.
Alternatively, when the evening comes around and you’re looking for a bit of color, why not try a multi-purpose product like NIVEA Lip Care Shimmer – a lip balm and subtle lip tint in one!