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5 Anti-aging Makeup Tips


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Wear Lipstick or Lip Balm
Using lipstick or balm will help your lips stay soft, smooth and plump.
Using lipstick or balm will help your lips stay soft, smooth and plump.
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It's not your imagination -- your lips are getting thinner. With every year that passes, we lose a little more collagen -- a protein in our body that keeps lips, among other bits and pieces, plump.

Lips that are soft, smooth and plump are lips that will lie about how old you really are. Without reverting to the dreaded trout pout, you can increase your lips' natural fullness while keeping dryness and flakiness under control by using lipsticks and balms that contain hydrating ingredients such as shea butter, avocado oil or jojoba oil. And whether you prefer lipstick or lip balm, be sure to choose one with SPF to help protect your pucker from sun damage.