Lip Revival Needed


This winter has been brutal for most of us. One of the most dreaded things for me at this time of year is the feeling of dry, peeling, flaky lips. Unfortunately, winter months are hard on your lips. They are thinner than other parts of the body and have virtually no oil glands to keep them moisturized. Wondering what to do? No worries, I’ve got some TLC (tender lip care) tips to share.

Exfoliate. Yes, scrub your lips, but do it gently. Sara Happ Lip Scrub is a must have. This natural sugar scrub is literally good enough to eat. By massaging this into your lips, they are instantly drenched with moisture. It comes in a variety of flavors. My favorite, and back by popular demand, Crème Brulee!

Use lip balm throughout the day and carry them with you always. Natural Inspirations Organic Lip Balm with SPF 30 is perfect. Packed with powerful super fruit seed oils, it keeps my lips smooth, protected and moisturized.

Wear a lipstick. I have an extensive lip wardrobe with many colors and brands. My go to lip color right now is Lip Maestro by Giorgio Armani. It may look like a gloss, but it is lipstick magic!! I love how the lip color just becomes one with your lips. It is long lasting and keeps my lips hydrated and smooth all day.

When walking outside, cover your lips with your scarf. This shields them from the harsh cold and wind. Licking your lips is really bad and actually dries them out even more. If you feel the need to, apply your lip balm. Drink plenty of water to keep yourself hydrated. Don’t over indulge in those drinks that zap the moisture out. Theses include soda, coffee, and alcohol.

Always remember hydrated, moisturized lips always appear fuller, plumper
and younger.

by Donna Tarantino

Author: Donna Tarantino

Donna Tarantino, Vice President of Beauty and Style, Risdall Consumer Direct With over 20 years experience in the television shopping industry, Donna brings proven experience to her role as vice president of beauty and style for Risdall Consumer Direct. A dynamic national speaker and sought-after thought leader in beauty and style, Donna previously was ShopNBC’s Director of Beauty, Healthy & Fitness. Prior, she held leadership roles at QVC, Lord & Taylor, Prestige Fragrances & Cosmetics, and Macy’s. She has also been part of conceiving, developing and transforming numerous beauty brands into household names, including Orly International, Amazing Cosmetics, Khuraira Cosmetics, Bare Escentuals, Smashbox Cosmetics, Philosophy, Too Faced Cosmetics, Skinn Cosmetics, Peter Coppola Haircare, Nick Chavez Haircare and Laura Geller Makeup Studio. With a track record of building multi-million businesses, Donna has expertise in direct response sales, strategic branding, merchandising strategy, and product lifecycle management within the context of sophisticated on-air and off-network marketing communications. With a focus on the worldwide television shopping industry, Donna has a knack to identifying brand-right products for the TV shopping space in categories of beauty, health, fashion, accessories, and jewelry as well as home solutions, housewares, and kitchen electrics. Born with an entrepreneurial spirit and a keen eye for quality, Donna’s client successes reflect her philosophy that maximizing sales is not just about having the right product strategy, but also about bringing the brand to life and driving new customer acquisition. Donna is a frequent contributor as a guest blogger, as well as the trade press including Beauty Packaging, Women’s Wear Daily, and Beauty Press.

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