Pucker up for Valentine’s Day

woman blowing kiss

No matter what your plans are for Valentine’s Day this year, it’s never a bad idea to treat yourself. Your lips deserve a little TLC in time for the dreamy holiday, especially if things up getting a little steamy after dinner.

So pucker up! Here are a few ways to prepare your lips just in time for Valentine’s Day:

  1. Exfoliate and moisturize your pout

    You understand the importance of exfoliating and moisturizing your skin on a regular basis, but do you give the same attention to your lips? Exfoliating your pout removes the dead skin cells, just like it does for your complexion, and allows new skin to grow and provide a smooth, supple surface. You can try a sugar exfoliator by a popular beauty brand to buffer your lips, or consider the tips from Sun & Skin News, The Skin Cancer Foundation’s long-standing newsletter: Use the bristles of your toothbrush or a damp washcloth to remove dead skin cells.

Locking in moisture is also important. Keeping your lips hydrated with a moisturizing balm saves your pout from drying out and getting chapped – something you definitely don’t want occurring right before Valentine’s Day.

woman putting on lipstick
Use moisturizing lip balm to keep your pout hydrated.
  1. Choose the perfect shade of red

    After perfecting your exfoliating and moisturizing routine, it’s time to find the perfect shade of red lipstick to wear for your Valentine’s Day date. You skin tone can help when it comes to choosing the most flattering shade: Coral and orange based reds compliment fair skin, medium skin tones look great in true, blue-based reds, while darker skinned beauties may want to reach for maroon, or berry based reds. And don’t forget to consider a matte or smudge proof formula – you need this lipstick to last for a long night of smooching!

  1. Treat yourself to a little plump with Juvéderm® or Restylane®

    Have you been feeling self conscious over the volume of your lips? Perhaps they’re less plump than once before, or you’ve never been happy with the size of your pout. If the new shade of red lipstick simply isn’t covering it, maybe it’s time to consider another option. That’s where Restylane® and Juvéderm® come in. Whether you are looking for a little extra plump or a full pout, Ideal Image can be your trusted partner to figure out what is right for you.

These two injectables are composed of hyaluronic acid, a substance that exists in the body naturally. It’s found in between the cells and gives skin ample moisture and youthful flexibility. Unfortunately, this substance can decrease with age. Restylane and Juvéderm adds the hyaluronic acid back to the skin and restores volume that was lost in the lips.

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Schedule your free consultation at Ideal Image, The Advanced MedSpa, today.