8 Tips for naturally pink and plump lips
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One of the biggest beauty trends of 2020 has definitely been beautifully pink, plump lips! The good news is that achieving a dewy pink pout can be achieved naturally with a few easy at-home remedies!
Below are our top 8 tips to achieving healthy pink lips, naturally.
1. Use a natural sugar scrub
When lips are dry and dehydrated, they can often look dull and flaky. Gently exfoliating your lips regularly to remove dead skin cells and encourage blood flow to the lips will give you those soft, pink lips you’re after!
Our go-to sugar scrub is our DIY Edible Coconut Lip Scrub. This delicious scrub contains coconut oil and coconut nectar, to nourish the skin and lock in moisture, whilst brown sugar gently exfoliates. You can find the recipe for our DIY lip scrub here.
2. Apply sunscreen
Using sunscreen to protect your lips is so important, all year round! Our lips cannot create melanin, which is what gives our skin pigment and protects us from the sun. Look out for a lip balm with at least SPF15, or opt for a sunscreen that is safe for the whole body and face.
Our Basking Beauty Natural Sunscreen provides SPF50 protection, and is 100% natural, so it is safe to apply to the face and lips! Basking Beauty is enriched with Vitamin E and Rosehip Oil to nourish the lip and provide a deep hydration boost.
3. Keep your lips moisturised
Dry lips can look dull and lacklustre, so ensuring your lips are hydrated at all times is important for maintaining that healthy pink flush. The skin on our lips is much thinner than the rest of the body, so it is important to use natural lip balms and oils that are free of any nasty chemicals and toxins that may cause irritation.
Our Green Goddess Lip Oil contains a smorgasbord of green superfoods, carefully selected for their intensely hydrating and nourishing properties. This oil blend contains an abundance of Vitamins and Essential Fatty Acids which will leave your lips hydrated and dewy.
For ultimate hydration, apply a lip balm before your lip oil to lock in the moisture. Our Goddess on the Go Balm combines a cocktail of hydrating oils to take lip hydration to the next level! If your lips are extra dehydrated and dull, apply the balm as an overnight lip mask and wake with naturally pink, soft lips!
4. Hydrate on the inside
One of the first places to show visible signs of dehydration is the lips! The simplest way to achieve naturally pink and healthy lips is to hydrate from the inside-out by ensuring you are getting your 2 litres of water a day and loading up on water-dense foods such as watermelon, grapefruit and cucumber.
5. Apply Vitamin E Oil
Vitamin E has been shown to aid in skin cell regeneration and boosting circulation to the skin, and when applied to the lips will help to achieve a natural pink flush.
Our Goddess on the Go Lip Balm contains Prickly Pear Seed, which is an oil abundant in Vitamin E, Essential Fatty Acids and antioxidants to deeply hydrate and nourish dry, dull lips.
Avocado Oil is also rich in Vitamin E, as well as nourishing fats to hydrate and protect the lips against the elements. You can find Avocado Oil in our Green Goddess Lip Oil.
6. Prime your lips before lipstick
Lipsticks and lip liners can be extremely drying. Apply a balm or oil before your lipstick as a primer, to keep your lips moisturised and prevent them from becoming dry and dull.
7. Avoid toxins and chemicals
Pink lips are a sign of health and hydration. Chemicals and toxins such as petroleum and parabens found in lipsticks and other lip products are easily absorbed into the thin skin on the lips, and can seriously dry out the lips.
Using natural products will ensure your lips stay healthy and hydrated, and maintain their natural pink hue. Instead of chemical-laden lipsticks to add colour to your lips, opt for a product with natural ingredients, or, try pomegranate or beetroot juice. Dab a small amount of the juice onto your lips for a lovely pink hue, without the drying effects of chemical lipsticks.
8. Eat your way to a pink pout
What you put in your body directly reflects on the outside! There are a few foods you can eat that will boost the appearance of your lips for a healthy pink pout.
Tomato - Tomatoes contain a compound known as Selenium, which has been shown to protect the skin from oxidative stress and UV damage.
Coconut – Coconut is wonderful for hydrating from the inside and out. Adding coconut water to your favourite smoothie is a great way to hydrate from the inside. Coconut oil can be applied directly to the lips to nourish the lips from the outside.
Green tea – is abundant in polyphenols, an antioxidant that helps to prevent sun damage and ageing. Our No.1 Green Goddess Detox Tea contains Jasmine Green Tea, along with St Mary’s Thistle and Dandelion Root to promote bright, radiant skin and lips from the inside- out.
Aloe Vera – contains the flavonoid aloesin, which has been proven to control pigmentation, which can help to maintain the natural pink hue of your lips. We love drinking Aloe Vera juice or adding it to our morning smoothie for its abundance of beauty-boosting Vitamins and Minerals, and extra hydration!
Lemon – is wonderful for stimulating the livers natural detoxification process, which in turn gives the skin and lips a luminous healthy glow. Lemon also works as a gentle exfoliant and can be mixed with sugar and honey for a DIY lip scrub.
Watermelon – is made up of 97% water. Including water-dense foods in your diet is a great way to boost hydration from the inside out, to promote soft, pink lips