The other day I was browsing around on the AOL website and I came across this really cool article giving tips on how to keep your lips looking nice, smooth and healthy. I am a lip balm fanatic (I always have one or two with me).

When I was in the third grade, I began licking my lips a lot. I’m not sure why. It was suddenly as if I noticed that my lips were dry. Plus, I would lick not only my lips but the area right around the outside of my lips. Well after doing that for a few days, the skin around my mouth began to become tight, dry and uncomfortable. Of course that made me lick it even more. I was eight, I had no idea what I was doing.

A few days later, I began to notice that I was developing a sore around the edges of my mouth. I was horrified. Not only was it not attractive, it was highly uncomfortable. My mom noticed and gave me some lip balm (I believe it was vaseline) and I began to apply that when my lips got dry rather than licking and soon the sore went away. However, I was from that point officially hooked on lip balm. I had to have it with me at all times because I was afraid that I would lick my lips again and end up with a sore on my mouth. It was very traumatizing for eight-year-old me who was just becoming aware of my looks.

So, now that I’ve shared my lip balm story with you, here is a link to this nifty AOL Shopping article about keeping your lips looking good. I hope you see a tip or two that improves your pucker!

Beauty Commandment: Pretty Lips