Lip care is a vital part of any skin care routine and learning how your lips work is the key to keeping them healthy and beautiful.

The importance of our lips

It’s essential to remember the many different jobs our lips have and why this means they need special care.

The lip structure: How is it different from normal skin?

It’s obvious that the skin on your lips is different to the rest of the skin on your face because your lips have a very different role to play.
Firstly, the upper layer of skin on your lips is much thinner and more delicate with just 3-4 layers of skin, compared with 15-16 layers on the rest of your face. One big difference between the skin on our lips and the rest of our skin is that our lip skin does not contain any sweat glands or hair follicles. This can mean that the lips don’t get as much moisture or oils and dry out much more quickly. Using a moisturising lip balm like NIVEA lip original care on a daily basis will help replenish this moisture and keep lips looking beautiful. So how can you get lips that look and feel smooth and beautiful? Keep reading

What to do to get lips that look and feel beautiful

Getting beautiful lips needn’t be a chore – just follow a few lip care tips and properly indulge your pout.

5 top tips for beautiful lips

  • Avoid smoking and alcohol, which can both dehydrate the lips
  • Don’t forget your lips when you’re out in the sun – always use a lip balm with SPF,like NIVEA Hydro Care Lip balm and NIVEA Men Active Lip balm
  • Try very gently exfoliating your lips using your toothbrush
  • When you press your lips together, blood rushes to them, giving you instantly fuller lips
  • Eat a diet rich in fruit and veg to give lip cells the nutrients they need to stay beautiful

Finding the right lip care for your lips

There are a range of different lip products available to suit your individual needs.

Lip balms like NIVEA Hydro Care absorb into your lips quickly with their light formula and keep them soft and smooth.

Alternatively, when the evening comes around and you’re looking for a bit of colour, why not try a multipurpose product like NIVEA Care & Colour Bordeaux – a lip balm and subtle lip tint in one!