Love Your Lips

5 Tips for Beautiful Lips

Your lips are an important part of your body that should be treated and cared for just like everything else. Here are year-round tips to help keep your lips looking and feeling their best.

Exfoliate Your Lips. Wind, sun, cold, heat can all rob your lips of moisture. Less moisture means dry, flaky lips. You can use an exfoliating product, such as Obagi Exfoliating Cleanser to help remove the dry skin from your lips. Try using a soft toothbrush and gently rub in a circular motion along your lips to help remove the dry skin.

Moisturize Your Lips Every Day. Dry, flaky lips need moisture. Bringing the moisture back to your lips will help to minimize the wrinkles along your lips, get rid of the flakes, and make your whole face look younger. Look for products that specifically contain various oils, such as coconut, avocado, jojoba, etc. to use on your lips. A product line like Jane Iredale is great for moisturize and will protect your lips.

Stay Hydrated. Drink lots of water. Drinking water each day will keep your body hydrated which will, in turn, keep your lip moist. See what the Mayo Clinic recommends for daily water intake.

Wear Sunscreen. Lips can easily get sunburned due to the lack of melanin, which is the pigment that helps to shield your skin from the sun’s rays. You can use a sunscreen or a lip balm that has the SPF in the product. We carry the Jane Iredale Lip Drink products that have SPF 15 in them.

Plump Lips. Use an injectable filler, such as Juvederm, to plump your lips. We offer several injectable products that Dr. Guyette can use to help define the border of the lips and fill in the vertical lines around the lips. Your lips will look fuller, and more defined which will make your whole face look younger. At Guyette Facial & Oral Surgery, we offer IV Sedation or Nitrous Oxide at a discounted fee, to allow for painless injections of the fillers.