How to get beautiful lips

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

Our lips are exposed to different environments and temperatures which makes them more susceptible to damage. It is, therefore, vital that they receive extra care.

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

The skin on your lips is very different from the skin on your face. Firstly, the upper layer of skin on your lips is much thinner and more delicate, constituting to just 3-4 layers of skin as compared to the 15-16 layers on the rest of your face. The reason that our lips have a rosy tint to them is because lip skin doesn’t contain many melanin cells, so the blood vessels behind it are more visible. 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 means that the lips don’t absorb moisture or oils as well, and dry out much quicker. Therefore, its important to use a moisturizing lip balm like the NIVEA Lip Original Care on a daily basis to help replenish moisture and keep your lips looking beautiful.

How to make sure your lips stay beautiful

As your lips are so much more delicate than the rest of the skin of your face, it’s essential to use products that are gentle and don’t cause irritation. Not only are lips more sensitive to touch, they’re also much more susceptible to dryness in extreme weather conditions. Very cold or hot temperatures, low humidity and wind can all cause chapped or sore lips, so using a good lip balm throughout the year is essential.

Curious on how you can make your own natural lip scrub to rejuvenate your lips? Try mixing honey with granulated sugar to make a gentle lip scrub for soft lips all year round!

Lips deserve the best care

Due to the fact that they have so many functions and have a very delicate structure, lips need a lot of attention and care to keep them smooth and healthy. Here are a few tips to get you going:

Avoid Salty or Spicy Foods

Your foods’ first point of contact on your body is your lips. Eating foods that are too salty or spicy make them more prawn to drying out. Therefore, it’s important to watch what you eat.

Staying Hydrated

Aside from your lips easily burning from drinking too hot drinks, it’s important to remember to stay hydrated as they’re usually the first sign of dehydration. Also remember to stay hydrated on a night out. Your throat won’t be the only thing crying out for a glass of water!

Remember to Moisturize in the Sun

Getting sun burnt lips can be super uncomfortable. Therefore, remember to moisturize them often, preferably using a lip balm with SPF.

Keep Exfoliating

Aside from lip scrubs you can purchase or make at home, you can gently exfoliate using your toothbrush every day. Continue Staying Healthy Remember to load up on nutrients sourced from fruits and vegetables to give your lip cells the nourishment they need to stay beautiful!

What do our lips have to do every day?


Perhaps one of the most important functions of the lips is to help keep you nourished. Eating too many salty or spicy foods can dry your lips out, so it’s vital to watch what you eat.
What do our lips have to do every day?


Anything we drink to hydrate ourselves must pass through the lips first. Drinking a lot of water will help to moisturise your lips from the inside and keep them looking smooth.
What do our lips have to do every day?


It is through our lips that we communicate with others – our lips are constantly on the go as we chatter away. 
What do our lips have to do every day?


Using our lips to kiss others is a great bonding experience and the fact that lips have so many nerve endings in them can make it a pleasurable experience too. 
What do our lips have to do every day?

Smiling and laughing

We use our lips to express our emotions on a daily basis. Isn’t it interesting how just a small movement in your lips from a downward motion to an upward motion can have such an impact on the impression you make on others?

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
  • 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 fruits and vegetables 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!