Talking, smiling, eating, kissing, these are all possible because of our lips. Read on for 5 interesting facts about your lips;
1.There are millions of nerve endings around our lips, which makes them 100 times more sensitive than our fingertips!
2. There are no sweat glands on the lips which means this natural moisturiser is absent, leading to skin which dries out faster than other areas of the body.
3. Compared to 16 layers of skin in other areas of the body, the lips have only 3-6 layers. This gives them a natural pinkish colour as the blood vessels are easier to see and more vulnerable to UV Rays and mouth cancer
4. Collagen production decreases with age and as this gives our lips their shape and fullness they will begin to lose their plumpness
5. To pucker up your lips you have to contract your orbicularis oris, This is a complex of 4 circular muscles that surround the mouth....very important for kissing!!
Harsh ingredients, lip products with mineral oils in them and lack of moisture all add to the day to day problems your lips face. Help them to look their best with gentle exfoliation (Daily Microfoliant by Dermalogica is a favourite) a lip product to protect from the sun and moisturise with natural ingredients (Jane Iredale Mineral lipsticks have all natural ingredients and SPF, as do their Lipdrink balms) and add a nightly lip treatment to your routine to hydrate, firm and restore your lips, increasing volume and youthful apperance
P.S. Red lips are considered to be the sexiest, so maybe now that you have the facts you can give your pout some extra WOW!