What Makes Lip Care Different From Skincare?

What Makes Lip Care Different From Skincare?

The skin on each area of your face is different, but the most distinctive facial skin is that of the lips and eyes. 

Lips in particular require special care.

Characteristics of Lip Skin

The lips have to be somewhat resistant to withstand eating, drinking, smooching, talking, and breathing. 

However, the skin on the lips is more delicate than the thicker, sturdier skin on most of the face. Lips are prone to excessive peeling, splitting, cold sores, and other unique conditions.

Additionally, products applied to the lips can be ingested easily. It's important to use moisturisers and cosmetics that are safe and effective for the mouth.

Ideal Ingredients for Lip Care

The breath dries out lips easily, so hydrators are especially welcome in this area. Ingredients such as shea butter, cocoa butter, and plant oils can be beneficial for both the face and the lips, but in different concentrations.

Because the lips don’t have pores and don't break out, lip care formulas can be much thicker and greasier than products used on the face.

Ingredients to Avoid

Many skincare ingredients are great for the face, but not for the lips. Acid products at concentrations that are safe for the face are generally too harsh for the lips. Peels for the face are no-go as well.

The main types of products you want to use on your lips are the occasional lip mask, lip scrubs, lip balms, and lip colours. Generally, you should stick to lip-specific products, such as Naam Lip Mask, which are handmade to hydrate and nourish delicate skin.

On the whole, lip care and skincare products work toward a common goal, just in different ways. Lips need cleansing, hydration, protection, and occasional resurfacing, but from special products that account for the structure of this special skin. 

Protect your face and your lips by checking out our skincare, lip care, and sunscreen offerings. And don't hesitate to contact our expert skincare team for personalised product recommendations