Thursday, March 15, 2012

It's Lip Appreciation Day {Plus Interesting Lip Facts}


I did not know such a thing as Lip Appreciation Day existed. But today is the day! I thought it would be fun to share some facts you may not have known about in honor of it.

    -Lips can swell due to injuries, stimulation, and side effects.

    -The Egyptians invented the first lipstick over 4000 years ago.

    -The lip skin is not hairy and has no sweat glands.

    -Lips appear red due to the amount of tiny blood vessels underneath.                
     -Most facial skin is composed of 16 cellular layers, while the lips only have 3 – 5.
-Lips do not have melanin in them.

    -Drinking water keeps your lips moisturized. 

    -Saliva has enzymes that break down food and do the same when it comes in contact with your lips. Thus, drying them out. 

  -As we age, our lips become more thin, lose volume, and turn inward.

  No matter what season it is, I also use chap stick. I love how it keeps my lips soft. It is something I use everyone day. Well actually a couple times a day. Since I use it so often, I have a bunch that I use. Here are just some of my favorites.

Nivea lip balm
Hempz Lip Balm
Burts Bees lip Balm
Softlips lip balm
Happy Lip Appreciation Day!


Amy V said...

interesting! i learned some new things and i love nivea products for my lips. thx for the info

annae07 at aol dot com

Diane Brimmer said...

Wow great information. Thanks for sharing.

Holly Hook said...

Burt's Bees is my all time favorite lip moisturizer!

Holly Hook said...

Burt's Bees is my all time favorite lip moisturizer!

Bebe said...

Thanks for sharing. I need lip balms for my dry lips.

Soft Lips looks amazing, but I don't see it in my counrty.

Samreen said...

interesting it.tHANKS for sharing Elizabeth :)

FrangiePani said...

I did not know that about Egyptians inventing the first lipstick over 4000 years ago. Thank you for the lip treatment tips.

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