You probably already exfoliate your face and body. But did you know that your lips can benefit from this treatment, too? Apply a dab of sugar and honey (it helps the sugar stick) to your lips and rub gently, using small circular motions.
Turning over those epidermal cells can help stimulate new collagen, which somewhat slows down the aging process of the lips. Finish by wiping your mouth with a damp cloth and applying lip balm.
3. Don’t Make Matte Forever
Matte lipsticks can be extremely drying (which helps these lipsticks stay put for so long). That’s why you should use them sparingly when your lips are extremely chapped. Instead, alternate use of them with hydrating lipsticks (as indicated by ingredients like vitamin E and/or glycerin) or add a layer of moisturizing lip balm underneath.
4. Don’t Smoke
Studies have linked smoking with premature skin aging. Smoking accelerates skin cell damage and collagen loss, which leads to wrinkles. So skip the cigarettes and layer on the lip moisturizer.