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Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Dessert du Jour...Lip Service

Your lips are probably the most neglected part of your face. While you probably take the time to wash, exfoliate, and moisturize the rest of your face, chances are, your lips seem to get left out in the cold...literally.

Truth is, your lips should be treated with the same loving care and tenderness as the rest of your face. They are responsible for the most important things that we do each and every day: Speak, Eat, Drink, Smile, and Kiss just to name a few, and if your lips are dry & cracked it makes doing all of those things much more difficult!

Here are some tips and tricks to get your lips in pucker-perfect condition throughout the upcoming dry and chilly months:

*Fact: Did you know that your lips do not have any oil glands which makes them even more susceptable to dryness?

*Licking your lips is a big no-no! It may feel good for a minute, but as your saliva evaporates, it takes the lips moisture barrier with it and can lead to more severe dryness & cracking.

*Seal your lips with a healing Lip Butter that does not contain waxy Petroleum or Mineral Oil. These inferior ingredients may feel good on the lips for a short time, but wiping them away will increase dryness. Opt for ingredients like: Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, and soothing oils that actually nourish and help repair rather than a 'Chapstick' type which was designed for skiers to protect lips from extreme outdoor elements (wind & cold)

*Are your lips visibly flaky? Try wetting a soft toothbrush and gently massaging it in a circular motion over lips for exfoliation.

*Don't forget to apply a Bedtime Balm right before you go to sleep. While you are resting your lips, super-rich butters can work to heal and soften lips and they will be noticeably softer when you wake up!

For extra color and continued moisture throughout the day, pick up our tinted Lip Butter Frostings. They contain the same hydrating ingredients as our best-selling Lip Butters, but with a subtle hint color and shimmer. Softer, Smoother, and Sexier Lips can be yours right away by taking a few extra minutes each day!

Tuesday's Dessert du Jour
Lip Butter
Bedtime Balm
Lip Butter Frostings

Stay Sweet and See You Tomorrow! MWAH!

Lia Schmoldt
Owner/Smooch Specialist

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