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Lip care in summer

Maintaining smooth hydrated lips is a must during the summer. If your lips become dry, exfoliate them with a little sugar and olive oil.

health and fitness Updated: Jun 05, 2012 15:40 IST

Maintaining smooth hydrated lips is a must during the summer. If your lips become dry, exfoliate them with a little sugar and olive oil.

Protect
Make sure there is a sun protection element or SPF in the lip product you choose, which can protect lips from drying and
darkening.

Lighten up
To remove pigmentation from your lips, apply a mixture of lemon and honey. Leave on for a few minutes, and wash off. Massaging the lips with petroleum jelly is helpful. You can try a lip pack made of a ripe banana, a teaspoon of sour cream and a few drops of honey.

Wear the right colours
Wear lip colour that matches your skin tone and the season. Bright red might not look good on a dark skin tone but a similar statement can be made with a bold maroon lip tint. Try using colours like bright pink, peach, coral and orange.

Heal chapped lips
Do not pull out loose skin, as this will delay the healing process. Use a lip balm regularly. Drink a lot of water, as it helps heal chapped lips. Also avoid using lip colour till your lips are healed.

(With inputs from Smita Baishakhia, Sr manager, brand development, Colorbar Cosmetics)