The Lips Don’t Lie

To paraphrase Shakira, the lips don’t lie. Is it your right to fudge the truth when it comes to age? Absolutely! Just keep in mind that if you choose to tell a little white lie about when you were born, you better make sure your lips are on the same page because they’ll give you away every time!

The lips don’t lie

Age really is just a meaningless number, as long as your anti-aging regimen is on point. Use Smart Cover’s Vitamin Beauty Stick every night around your eyes, and around your mouth. The antioxidants will nourish your skin as you sleep, giving you a smoother and more youthful appearance.

As Harper’s Bazaar writer Jenna Rosenstein notes, “volume loss and lines around the mouth [are] some of the earliest signs of aging.” It’s also very important to make sure your lips are properly moisturized, as peeling and cracking do not make a for a pretty kisser.

Try this nifty trick for keeping your lips exfoliated. When you brush your teeth, gently pass the bristles back and forth along your lips. That will sweep away the dead skin cells. Rinse with warm water. Then apply Smart Cover’s Tea Tree Oil Softening Stick to help heal and lubricate your lips.

Smokers are often warned that in addition to the obvious dangers, this habit can cause lines around the mouth. But even if you don’t smoke, “unconsciously pursing your lips can also lead to wrinkles,” writes Alexandra Duron of Prevention.com.

You’ll draw unwanted attention to those lines if you don’t prime your lips with Smart Cover’s Anti-Feathering Stick. This will minimize creasing and keep your lipstick from “bleeding” out of the edges of your lip lines, which can age you immediately. Apply the Anti-Feathering Stick before your lipstick and don’t be afraid to go for a bold, bright color!

Why Are My Lips So Chapped?

We bet you’ve asked yourself, “Why are my lips so chapped?”

Frigid temperatures and dry winter air can indeed wreak havoc on your lips, but what if it’s not all winter’s fault? If the leaves are back on the trees, you’re back in a light jacket, and your lips are still chapped, there might be something more serious going on.

Why Are My Lips So Chapped?

Though it should be second nature to drink lots of water, too many of us fail at this basic act of self-care. If you’re not hydrating your body sufficiently, you will see the effects, which can include dry, cracked lips. So make sure you’re getting all the water your body craves, at least six glasses a day, according to most experts.

Sun damage can also cause chapped lips, because the delicate skin on your lips is especially vulnerable, yet often neglected, when it comes to sun protection. Be sure to use a lip balm that contains SPF before you head outside, even when it’s overcast. Remember: your lips are skin too!

It may sound counterintuitive, but licking your lips too much can also cause chapping. Even if this is your signature flirty move, you’re compromising your kisser! Remember, saliva contains chemicals meant to help break down food, so imagine what it’s doing to your lips over time.

Bustle.com writer Jessica Willingham warns that chapped lips can sometimes be a sign of an allergic reaction, or worse. Read the ingredients carefully when trying a new product to ensure that you don’t subject yourself to something your body can’t tolerate.

Smart Cover’s Tea Tree Oil Softening Stick gently softens and moisturizes your lips, and the ingredients are prominently listed right on our website.  When you’re taking care of yourself, drinking lots of water, eating nutritious foods, and protecting your lips from the elements, your lips will look healthy and luscious… and so will you!