Sunday, October 31, 2010

Pretty Pout

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Penny's back with a lip tip for all you devious divas out there. Penny's mentioned many times that dry skin and eczema are her major beauty-related nemeses. The weather during the fall and winter months wreak havoc on my skin as well my lips. The dry heat at home, the cold dry air outside, and the plethora of new lipsticks and lipglosses to try each season; all contribute to my dry, sometimes chapped and irritated lips. For years I've used Burt's Bees Natural Beeswax Lip Balm (regular; not medicated, pomegranate or honey infused) with some success. But lately I've noticed some dryness and I've experience chapped lips. So either I've gotten used to the ingredients (i.e. coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, peppermint oil, lanolin, rosemary oil, soybean oil, and canola oil) and its less effective, or I just need a little extra help these days.  (read full story...)
Well, thanks to one of Penny's Posse members, Penny has a prettier pout today. In addition to daily exfoliation, Penny has been applying good ole Aquaphor Ointment to my lips every night (and at any point during the day as long as I'm not wearing lipgloss or lipstick). Daily exfoliation consists of gently scrubbing my lips with a washcloth or my extra soft toothbrush. I have seen a difference in just one week. My lips are no longer chapped or dry, and they feel & look softer.  I know that there have been lots of reports warning of the dangers of petrolatum (a derivative of petrol/oil), and even mineral oil, but this and other ointments like Vaseline continue to be prescribed by dermatologists worldwide because they are effective against dry skin; and allergic reactions are minimal. The Aquaphor feels better on my lips to me than Vaseline; it has no smell or taste and is less greasy/oily. But that is a matter of personal preference. The good thing is that you need very little ointment to be effective, so the travel size tubes will last a very long time (double pack @ Ulta for $5.49).  So prepare your pout for all those holiday kisses by pampering those hot cocoa coolers. LOL!

Be blessed. Be beautiful.

1 comment:

  1. In reading my beloved InStyle mag (pg 211), I came across a mention of Aquaphor. It is often used on the faces of babies as a skin protectant. But NYC dermatologist Doris Day recommends "Gloves in a Bottle Shielding Lotion" (Amazon, $16) to protect our faces against the elements this winter. SkinMD also has a face/hand/body shielding lotion (Amazon, $18) that looks even better. We should pamper more than just our pout. :-)