So now Winter is well and truly upon us here in Australia and my gosh am I already missing the summer sun. In Perth we have just had consistent rain and we have had some of the coldest mornings in years. I really do prefer warmer weather and I will be looking forward to spring.
One thing I really do love about the change of seasons... is the change in makeup and beauty. We head into matte and cream lipsticks in deep berry reds and dark browns and blacks but of course makeup holds no rules. If you have a favourite hot pink lippie that you just love then you go ahead and you rock that bad boy all year. That's the best thing about makeup, you can be creative and rock your own style and change your look everyday if you want. Whatever makes you happy, do it, own it and enjoy it!
Something that always needs to change with the weather is our skin care routine. Personally in the colder winter months my skin suffers. It gets dry, my lips get very dry and badly chapped - the winter winds are just too harsh for me. Combine that with how much I love Matte Liquid Lipsticks and my lips truly suffer. Liquid lipsticks are stunning, long lasting and you can often get away without using a lipliner which can be a time saver. The only downside to these beauties is that they can dry and chap your lips. The lips are often the one part of our skin care that tends to get ignored so today we are going to focus on them for a bit. Below are my tips and tricks to getting your lips in tip top condition.
The first step is to exfoliate. You want to make sure you remove all the dead skin and give yourself a clean base to work with. There are a couple of options for exfoliating your lips, my personal favourite is using lip scrubs. I like to use natural lip scrubs and a couple of my favourites are by Jeffree Star and also by Lush. They are both natural and smell amazing. They contain moisturising oils and then sugar which is used as the gritty texture to exfoliate with. All you need to do is dip your finger in and massage the product onto your lips. Another good way to exfoliate is by using a toothbrush. Make sure the tooth brush is very soft and run under warm water before using and then gently rub this in circles on your lips to gently exfoliate.
The next step you want to do is moisturise. You should moisturise your lips at least once a day and especially after you exfoliate. Some of my favourite lip products for moisturising are Luca's Paw Paw and Vannie P lip balms. Both these products are natural and they are amazing for moisturising and repairing your lips. I also like to keep a tube of the Nivea Hydro Care SPF15 lip balm in my purse as well for touch up and moisture on the go.