Sometimes lip gloss is overrated!
Are you even certain that your favorite gloss tube is safe for you?
How do you get glossy lips without having to make that purchase?
Let’s find out!
Glossing your lips is a tried and true way of making them look shiny, but you can accomplish the same look using your own products.
Many glosses fall short, though, because they contain ingredients that can be drying and irritating to sensitive skin, such as oxybenzone, which is a chemical that can be carcinogenic and synthetic dyes that may cause allergic reactions.
Instead, try a natural lip gloss made with herbal oils, which are not only healthier options with fewer risks, but also have a shiny, glossy finish.
If there’s something I know about the beauty and cosmetics industry, is that you can never be too sure about the contents of any manufactured products.
While some companies may have your best interests at heart, the chances of finding a couple of ingredients that aren’t that great are pretty high.
Lipstick, on the other hand, does not do a great job of moisturizing.
Every time I have to don my favorite plum lipstick, I have to apply some moisturizing layers beneath it.
I don’t particularly like that, but it is something I can live with – at least once in a while.
Every lip gloss I have tried attracts way too much attention to my lips.
It feels like all lights are glinting off my lips, making it seem a little over-applied and not quite work-appropriate.
Since I leave my lipstick for fun occasions (like parties and evenings out in the city), I have always been on the search for an easy and natural way to keep my lips moisturized and just the right amount of glossy.
All without resorting to lip gloss. Here are a few tips I found – and they can help you as well.
Your Lip Care Regimen
For you to achieve naturally glossy lips, you need to keep your lips in great shape and apply the right product – preferably a simple and safe product.
Keep Your Lips Clean and Fresh
It is not surprising that most women forget to cleanse their lips.
We focus so much on the body and face that we forget the lips!
As part of your lip care regimen, you can use a soft toothbrush to brush your lips.
It will help get rid of dead skin that has accumulated.
You can also use a tiny drop of your facial scrub.
Rub it gently on your lips until you are satisfied with the result.
Moisturize and Shine
To keep it simple and effective, use petroleum jelly once your lips are clean and clear.
You can also use lip balm if the petroleum jelly feels a little plain for you, it will promote your lip color.
It doesn’t have to end at that, though!
How To Make Your Lip Gloss
The whole point of this is to find your safe solution to keep your lips glossy and incredible-looking without going overboard.
- Melt some beeswax entirely
- After stirring it, add one tablespoon of almond oil, vitamin E oil, and Shea butter. Stir thoroughly until the mixture is cool
- Don’t wait until the mixture cools and hardens. Pour it into your desired gloss jars for regular use
If you want some color, you can add a small chunk of lipstick to the mixture and stir with the rest.
Healthy Lips Tips (Bonus)
1. Lips should be exfoliated.
Apply a decent quality lip balm before going to bed at night.
After waking up, gently rub away any dead or dry skin with a moist washcloth or a toothbrush. This will help improve the area’s circulation.
2. Keep yourself hydrated
Not drinking enough water is one of the most common reasons for dry skin.
Getting eight glasses of water a day will help your body in a variety of ways, including giving you fuller-looking lips.
3. Citrus will enliven your lips.
You can brighten your lips and slough off dead skin with a few drops of lemon juice.
Simply apply the lemon juice to your skin and watch it brighten up before your eyes.
Before you use this cure, make sure your lips aren’t cracked or too dry, as it may irritate and make things worse.
4. Before going to bed, remove your makeup.
Sleeping in your makeup is bad for your complexion, and it’s much worse for your lips.
Give your lips a light swipe with a makeup-removing wipe before you hit the pillow, even if there’s no apparent lipstick or product on them at the end of the day.
5. Toxic exposure should be limited.
Polluted air, smoke, and chemicals can cause the skin to age prematurely, resulting in darkened or wrinkled lips.
Smoking, for example, can exacerbate this impact and cause your lip color to disappear.
It is possible to improve the appearance of your lips by avoiding cigarettes and secondhand smoke.
Lips can also be protected from overexposure by wearing a scarf.
Keep in mind that different lip colors will look better on different skin tones.
Don’t be dismayed if your lips don’t match the lips of your favorite celebs or magazine advertisements.
With these and any other lip home cure, your goal should be to achieve healthily, moisturized, and smooth lips.
Keeping your lips glossy doesn’t have to be plain for you.
When making your lip gloss, you can even add some non-toxic glitter for a sassy look.
Also, play around with drops of rose, lavender, cinnamon, or peppermint extracts to get the scent you desire.
Frequently Asked Questions
If I don’t have any lip gloss, what can I do?
Olive oil, coconut oil, cocoa butter, beeswax, vitamin E oil, and mica are all you need to produce your own simple DIY lip gloss.
What gives lip gloss its lustrous appearance?
The majority of recipes contain mineral or vegetable oil, lanolin derivatives, or polybutene (a type of hydrocarbon that mimics silicones).
Silicones aren’t widely used, which is surprising (silicones are used to add shine and smoothness to many hairs.
What is the best way to acquire glossy lips?
Instead of swiping lip gloss from one side to the other on each lip-like lipstick, apply gloss simply to the middle of your bottom lip and massage your lips together.
This gives the proper amount of sheen without making the gloss goopy.