For about the last year and a half, masks have been compulsory outside the home. Understandably, people responded to this by emphasizing their eyes. Now, however, masks are starting to come off again and there are more opportunities for socializing. With that in mind, here are some tips on how to get that perfect smile (again).
Get back to the dentist
Dentists have been working throughout the pandemic but that doesn’t mean to say that everyone’s been going to them as they should. In fact, the pandemic might even have given some people an excuse to skip appointments. If that’s you, then it’s time to book yourself an appointment so you can recapture those sensational smiles.
A visit to the dentist is an opportunity to have your teeth given a proper, deep clean. It doesn’t matter how well you clean your teeth at home. A proper dental hygienist will do it better. You’ll also get your teeth checked for any problems. Having dental appointments regularly allows these to be caught at an early stage. This makes them easier to treat.
Remember, though, that you don’t necessarily need to use your dentist for cosmetic treatments like removable veneers. It’s often much more affordable to get these treatments online. It’s perfectly safe and the quality is just as good.
Start using a lip scrub
You need to use lip scrub on your lips for the same reason as you need to exfoliate the skin on your face and body. It gets rid of dry skin. This makes your lips feel softer and also makes them look better. If your lips are itchy then lips scrub may be all it takes to solve the problem.
Just as you wouldn’t use a body scrub on your face, you shouldn’t use a facial scrub on your lips. The skin on your lips is the thinnest skin on your body, so it needs to be treated very gently.
You can exfoliate the skin on your lips by brushing them very gently. The problem is that it’s easy to use a bit too much pressure and damage them. That’s why a lip scrub is usually the best option. Also, lip scrubs tend to have moisturizing ingredients in them for extra benefits. They’re not meant to be eaten but it’s quite safe if you end up with some in your mouth.
Invest in lip balm
From the outside, all lip balms tend to look pretty much alike. They either come in tubes or round tins. Take a closer look, however, and you’ll see major differences between their ingredients.
The cheapest lip balms tend to be heavily based on chemical ingredients like petrolatum. The more premium ones are based on natural ones such as beeswax. Cheaper lip balms also tend to contain artificial colours and flavourings whereas premium ones will again use more natural ingredients. In short, there is generally a very good reason why premium lip balms cost more but they are worth the extra money.
It’s also advisable to use a lip balm with SPF, ideally 15 or better. The sun can still be very strong, even in winter. It can easily burn the delicate skin on your lips.
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