Your smile is one of your most definitive features as a bright smile can light up your face. It becomes more appealing if you have soft pink lips that make your smile more beautiful. But the fact is very few people have naturally pink lips, most of them depend on lip-gloss, lip-sticks etc to add color to their lips.
There are a lot of external factors that lead to unpleasant pale and dark lips; some of the most common reasons are smoking, frantic lifestyle, climatic conditions, stress, harmful UV rays, using poor quality makeup products, dehydration, caffeine, stress, medication etc.
These factors are present in some capacity in our daily lives however if you are able to take the necessary precautions, your dull and dark lips can become soft and pink.
There are many different ways to naturally enhance the color of your lips. You don’t have to indulge in expensive makeup or beauty products; you can rely on certain home remedies and follow the below mention simple steps that will give you natural pink lips.
1. Massaging Your Lips:
One of the most common measure to get soft and pink lips is massaging your lips every night with a soft bristled tooth brush. The soft motion of the brush on your lips promotes blood circulation and also gets rid of dry and flaky skin from your lips.
Massage your lips with a mixture of almond oil and lime juice once a day. The almond oil nourishes the lips while the lime juice gets rid of the dullness from your lips. If you continue with this remedy, you will very soon be flaunting full and pink lips.
2. Exfoliate Your Lips:
Exfoliate your lips twice every week with petroleum jelly mixed with sugar or you can use olive oil with sugar to make a lip scrub paste. Regular use of this scrub will exfoliate your dull lips and get rid of the dull and flaky skin; making your lips pink and shiny.
2. Never Sleep With Lipstick:
Never sleep with lipstick or lip-gel on as the chemicals in your makeup products can promote darkening of lips. Always remember to wipe off your lip makeup with a soft cotton ball dipped in olive oil or vitamin E oil.
As your skin, your lips to need regular moisturizing, as they tend to get chappy when dry. The best remedy to keep your lips soft is applying petroleum jelly or a nourishing lip balm for daily use. However avoid petroleum jelly when you step out of the house as it makes your lip sticky and doesn’t protect you from the UV rays, instead use a UV protected lip balm with a minimum of SPF 30 for all round protection and nourishment. Cocoa butter lip balm is also good for regular use.
Instead of using lipsticks to add color to your lips, you can crush pomegranate seeds or beet-root juice with homemade milk cream for soft and fuller lips. As opposed to the chemicals in your regular lipsticks, this remedy is all-natural and has no side effects.
Cucumber juice or carrot juice mixed with little honey and glycerin will add color and nourish your lips. A pinch of saffron along with this mixture will moisturize your lips.
Rose petals are a good option to add color and also cool your lips. A mixture of rose petals with milk or milk-cream on your lips 3 times a week will give you best results in maintaining color and moisturizing your lips.
Orange peel extract is a very good cleanser for your skin and lips. You can either scrub your lips with the peel or make a powder from dry orange peels and mix this with rose water and apply on your lips to get rid of dullness and dark lips.
Last but probably the most important step in maintaining soft and pink lips is drinking lot of water and keeping your lips hydrated from within.
All of these tips are natural remedies that can be followed without burning a hole in your pocket. However along with these remedies, remember to reduce the consumption of tea and coffee and stop smoking if you want naturally healthy, soft and pink lips. Always remember to buy good quality lip products with sunscreen so your lips are protected from harmful UV rays. All these tips, if followed, can help you flaunt soft, luscious and pink lips.
Sarah Carter Is An Online Consultant For Dermatend Products Which Helps To Get Rid Of Moles. She likes to blog on beauty and health related tips.
Great Places to Visit in North Wales
This article was written by Ella Rose West, author of the Selfish Mum parenting blog – Ella posts about all things travel and home related, and believes passionately in mums living life to the full!
Wales is well-known for its beautiful, rolling hills, sandy beaches, luscious forests and majestic castles. I wasn’t born in Wales, but I do choose to live here now, and I wouldn’t live anywhere else because, to me, Wales has it all.
Whether you’re a family with small children looking for a family-friendly holiday, a couple looking for a romantic break, or a group of friends looking for an adventure, Wales can provide everyone, and it’s actually been pretty hard narrowing it down!
Llandudno is a bustling town on the coast of North Wales, and has a plethora of activities that will keep everyone amused. The cable car up the Great Orme provides you with a bird’s eye view of the town and surrounding area; the Great Orme itself provides lovely walks, grassy areas to picnic in, and a family golf course.
If you’re feeling energetic, check out Llandudno’s dry sky slope and toboggan run, or the promenade for some lively fun and entertainment.
2. Rhyl Sun Centre
The pool has recently been revamped, but is still as much fun as it ever was. The Sun Centre has a whole host of water slides, including the high thrill Buzz and Black Thunder slides, a tropical storm pool, surf pool, children’s area and monorail. Plenty to keep everyone in your family amused all day!
3. Moel Famau
Moel Famau doesn’t quite qualify as a mountain, but it is a very large hill! With a whole host of routes to the top, it’s suitable for all the family. Once at the peak of Moel Famau you’ll be rewarded with a stunning panoramic views; on a good, clear day you can see Liverpool, Bangor, and even as far as Ireland and Blackpool!
You can gain access to Mole Famau from the official car park, or form a little further down the road, in Loggerheads Park, a beautiful, peaceful forest with a bubbling river flowing through it.
4. Zip Wire, Bethesda
This is an attraction newly opened in Bethesda. The zip wire is officially the longest and fastest zip wire in Europe and, at over a mile long and 500ft above the quarry lake you’ll be travelling above at speeds of over 100mph, you can’t help but feel like you’re truly flying.
5. The Welsh Mountain Zoo, Colwyn Bay
This is a lovely place for a family day out! Nestled in the hills of Colwyn Bay, this zoo offers panoramic views of the surrounding areas. The zoo contains a huge range of animals, and highlights of a visit must to include the hilariously entertaining penguin, sea lion and chimp shows.
6. Llandegla Mountain Biking Trail
If you’re feeling energetic and up for a challenge, head for this mountain biking course. If you’re unable to take your own bike you can rent one (and a helmet) from the site. The routes and their difficulties are clearly signposted, but even the easiest route provides an adrenaline-filled, immensely fast trip down!
7. High Ropes Course
These are numerous throughout North Wales, and the most highly recommended are the Get Wet course (don’t be confused by the name!) situated between Bala and Corwen, the Tree Top Adventure course in Betws-y-Coed, and the Ropes and Ladders course in Llanberis. The obstacles at each course vary, and perhaps the best for family fun is the Ropes and Ladders course, as it caters for children from age 4 up.
Beware: the harder courses aren’t for the faint-hearted, and even if you’re fine with heights, 21 meters is incredibly high when you’re up there!
8. Newborough Forest and Beach
This is one of my personal favourite places in North Wales. To me, the beach is idyllic, with soft golden sand it’s the perfect place for sunbathing, reading, relaxing or beach games. I love taking a book there just to sit and read listening to the waves.
As well as the beach, there is also the Llanddwyn Island to explore on your visit. The island is St Dwynwen, the Welsh patron saint of lovers, was supposed to have spent time on the island, which is one of the reasons Newborough draws in tourists. It’s definitely worth exploring the island and its collection of dilapidated cottages, the lighthouse and church.