What you put on your lips is just as important as what you put into your mouth. Think about it. Every time you apply a lip care product with questionable ingredients, you could be ingesting harmful chemicals, fillers and dyes. MyChelle lip care, on the other hand, is truly good enough to eat. We trade harsh waxes, artificial colors, fake flavors and petroleum-based ingredients for nourishing plant oils and butters and all-natural flavors enhanced with stevia.
1. Exfoliate (yes, exfoliate!)
You can and should gently exfoliate your lips to help them stay healthy and hydrated. Exfoliating removes dead, peeling skin that builds up, revelaing smoother, softer skin underneath. One of my favorite DIY lip treatments is to mix 1 teaspoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon of honey and 1 teaspoon of milk to create a simple paste. Apply a small amount to your lips, gently rubbing in a circular motion for exfoliating effects. Honey has antibacterial and healing properties, while the sugar and milk help exfoliate and increase cellular turnover. Use this delicious treatment once a week for soft, supple lips.
2. Give your lips daily TLC
Harsh environmental aggressors, acidic foods and beverages as well as drying winter elements can really take a toll on your lips. Apply Mychelle’s moisture-rich, protective Love Your Lips balms to give your lips a boost in moisture, antioxidants and lip benefiting nutrients. Loaded shea butter and kokum butter, these balms soothe chapped lips and help protect against dehydration, while also working to reduce degeneration of the skin cells and restore elasticity. You’ll love their scent and silky feel. Packaged in a generous (0.5-oz.) tube, flavors include Guava Orange Vanilla, Peach Mint, Black Currant Pomegranate, Pistachio Coconut, Cherry Raspberry Pineapple.
MyChelle also offers lip plumping treatments featuring MaxiLipâ„¢ Peptide which hydrates, adds volume, supports collagen repair and improves contours. In clinical studies, test subjects reported a reduction in furrows by 30 percent, increased lip volume by 40 percent and moisture retention by 60 percent after just 29 days of treatment. Ths unique treatment is available in original Refreshing Mint or new Luscious PiÃ±a Colada flavor, yum yum!
The skin on lips is unique because it has zero sweat glands or hair follicles, and it doesn’t get the same kind of natural protection as skin on other areas of the body. Lip skin is thinner, and its protective barrier is much more delicate. Because the skin is comprised of mostly water, keeping your body well hydrated is essential to healthy lips. When you become dehydrated, you’re more susceptible to chapped, irritated lips. Be sure to drink at least 8 glasses of water per day””your body, skin and lips well benefit greatly.
Catie Wiggy is Innovative Programs Manager for MyChelle Dermaceuticals. She has been working in the skincare industry for over 10 years as a makeup artist and licensed esthetician. She holds several certifications in esthetics and has hands-on experience with chemical peels, microdermabrasions, acne management and anti-aging treatments.