Read My Lips

Have you ever noticed someone else's lips? Or even your own? We use them to kiss, we use them to talk – we use our lips when we’re eating.

Full, healthy lips signal so many things: our feelings, our health, and our natural beauty.

Taking good care of your lips is important because we rely on them for non-verbal communication. We’ve all heard the statistics that upwards of 85% of communication (some sources say as much as 93%) is non-verbal. No matter where you travel, facial expressions are a truly universal language.

Since we’re always finding the good in natural beauty, we wanted to share two ways that you can send non-verbal messages with your lips.

woman in bathtub licking lips after applying lip treatment

The sultry lip lick. That not so subtly says, “Come hither.” This intentional gesture is slow and sensual to entice your admirer’s attention, by highlighting your natural health and beauty, radiating through the lips. If the name doesn't say enough, here's a quick how to: lick the upper and lower lip, starting from the corners of our mouth. Use with caution, as this is a highly suggestive gesture.

Our lips don’t always send flirty messages. They can betray our cool, calm and collected persona if we let them, too.

Did you know that we lick our lips out of nervousness? When we are unsure of what we’re doing or if we're telling a lie, we lick our lips to self-sooth, which simulates the nerves in our lips. See if you can notice your tongue creeping over to the corner of your mouth the next time you are in a stressful situation. If you do notice it, take a step back and ask how you found yourself there.

woman in black and white with plump, soft lips biting finger

Find a solution:

Lip licking is one way to deplete our lips of moisture, especially because when our lips feel dry and chapped, we may want to lick them more. The bad news? It will provide only temporary relief because as saliva evaporates, so will moisture from our lips, causing them to dry and chap more quickly.

Lips require special care because of their structure. The skin of lips is a different structure to the skin on the rest of the face. It’s a much more tender and thin skin. It’s so thin that you can actually see the blood vessels beneath the surface – that’s what make them pink.

Anhydrous (water-free) moisturizing balms are the best for lips because they help lock in moisture and repair the thin, sensitive barrier of the lip skin. A good balm is made of ingredients that are safe to eat (and organic if possible) because so much ends up being digested. (Have you ever heard how much lipstick we ingest over the course of our lives? Google it).

Take good care of your lips and find the good in the messages that you’re sending with them. We recommend starting with our Jojoba-infused Sculpted Lip Oil.

You can thank us later.