While treating clientele at her Midtown spa that attracts celebrity customers, master aesthetician, Shizuka Bernstein, also explores natural ways to keep skin beautiful. She has a number of natural skincare recipes and this time, she shares one for your lips.
Whether you apply shiny lip gross or matte rouge, you need to have healthy, smooth lips to look good. There are many lip care products available, but you can actually make your own by using ingredients from your pantry. What you need are just honey and sugar. Mix one teaspoon of honey and another teaspoon of sugar well. Apply the mixture onto your lips and massage with a circular motion. Make sure you don’t rub your lip with strong pressure otherwise you might abrade your delicate lip skin. After massaging lightly, rinsing off the mask. Honey’s vitamin B1 and B2 can help skin recover from damage, and sugar has a function to remove old keratin. So, the mask can smooth out and nourish lips. “After rinsing off the mask, apply lip balm before lips completely dry out and seal the moisturizing and nourishing components in the lip skin,” says Shizuka. And she advises to repeat it once every 1-2 week(s) to achieve healthy lips radiant from inside.
Mix honey and sugar with one to one ratio. That’s it for a natural lip care mask!
The sweet smell from the honey and sugar gives a pleasant feeling, which is important for beauty care. Just hold your desire to lick.
Shizuka Bernstein is a master aesthetician and owner of Shizuka New York Day Spa. She is known for her facial technique acclaimed as the Best Facial in New York Magazine. She is a specialist of facial massage, skin care and hair removal.
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