Do you find yourself applying lip balm so frequently that you’re wondering if your habit is bordering on compulsive?
Are you afraid to leave the house without your lip balm?
Are you inadvertently curating an ever-growing collection of lip products because you are continually pining for that perfect lip quencher?
Truth be told, the Semblance team can say YES to all these questions, so don’t feel bad if you can, too. Dry lips are an inevitable and unfortunate consequence of Albany winters. The good news is that we can fight back and heal our chronically parched pouts with expert aesthetic tools and tricks.
In case you didn’t know, Semblance Medspa is obsessed with finding solutions to your daily aesthetic struggles and concerns. While having dry lips may not seem like a big deal, it truly does affect your quality of life, and that’s why we are eager to help!
Here’s our three-step guide to rescuing dehydrated lips:
Step 1. Hydrate!
Your first job is to replenish lost moisture using medical-grade hydrating formulas that truly work. Since results are everything, we’ve selected a wide range of skin care lines for you to choose from, including CALECIM®, Environ®, Faith Cosmetics, Jane Iredale THE SKINCARE MAKEUP®, Oxygenetix, Skinbetter Science®, SkinCeuticals® and SkinMedica®. We can help you pick the right products for your unique needs when you come in for your consultation.
Step 2. Boost hyaluronic acid (HA) levels in your lips!
The fastest way to restore HA in the lips is undergoing a professional dermal fillers injectables session. This is because dermal fillers are made of a modified form of HA, which is a naturally occurring moisture magnet in the body that keeps our skin moist and supple. Dermal fillers help to restore lost volume in the lips and smooth lip lines, but they also work from within to help boost HA levels, resulting in enhanced lip hydration and suppleness. One session can provide up to a year of benefits. Plus, for February, we’re offering a FREE Lip Product when you purchase 1 mL of Juvéderm®, so it’s a great time to schedule your fillers session!
Step 3. Do no harm.
Learning how to care for your lips also means knowing what NOT to do. Licking your lips, for example, is a major no-no because it draws out moisture as your saliva dries. Another bad habit is relying on certain over-the-counter balms which often contain ingredients that actually irritate and further dehydrate your lips — the exact opposite of what you’re trying to do! This means you’ll need to maintain your medical-grade regimen. During your visit, we can help you find lip products that are clinically formulated to maintain and seal in moisture while stimulating new collagen and elastin growth around the mouth.