As one of the most attractive parts of the face, lips have a huge role in people’s everyday lives. It uniquely identifies people and is an essential part of a person’s smile.
National Lips Appreciation Day is about loving your lips and learning better ways of taking care of them throughout your life. Let’s read up on the history of this holiday and see how to celebrate it here at Days of the Year.
Learn about National Lips Appreciation Day
National Lips Appreciation Day has been created so that you can give your lips some attention and appreciate how wonderful they are. This could be anything from letting them be kissed to applying a nourishing lip balm. After all, using a balm to protect your lips is essential, as it can protect your lips from the damaging rays from the sun that can cause cancer. Plus, if you suffer from dry lips, lip balm is even more important to make sure that your lips stay nourished and get all of the nutrients they need.
History of National Lips Appreciation Day
Created by Thomas and Ruth Roy of Wellcat Holiday(s), National Lips Appreciation Day is a day all about taking care of your lips and learning about all the fascinating details involving what makes your lips unique.
No one has the same lip impression, lips don’t have sweat glands or oil glands, and has the highest density of nerve endings in comparison to any other area of the body.
Lips also have a sensual appeal to them, as they can be considered an erogenous zone and can emit pheromones that help in choosing a mate. Lip appreciation is about doing nice things for your lips, such as moisturizing them with a lip balm or putting on some lipstick and taking a picture of the lips that make you, you.
National Lips Appreciation Day also emphasizes on the importance of taking care of your lips, including using a sunscreen filled lip balm or just lick your lips for consistent moisture.
Because lips do not have sweat glands, lips can be the most susceptible towards dryness, sun damage, and even cancer. Lips are also an essential part of speech, so why not talk away on this day and appreciate the lips that you have.
Appreciating your lips can help build confidence, character, and make you feel special throughout your day, so celebrate this day by loving yourself a little by more each day by starting with your lips.
How to celebrate National Lips Appreciation Day
If you love the idea of National Lips Appreciation Day you can celebrate by buying a new shade of lip color, suck on a lollipop, whistle a tune, sip your favorite drink, and smile that beautiful smile of yours.
Buy yourself some moisturizing chapstick with SPF 30 to protect them from the sun, or buy some lip repair balm for those dry lips from the cold winter.
Natural lip balm is a must. Nowadays, an increasing number of people are recognising the importance of choosing natural skincare products, such as natural soap and lip balm, over mass-produced items. This is why there are lots of natural lip balms on the market to choose from. Let’s take a look at how you can choose the best lip balm to give your lips the appreciation they deserve on National Lips Appreciation Day!
The first thing you need to do is to check the ingredients that have been used. Some products are labelled as ‘natural’ when, in truth, they contain some chemical ingredients and thus they are not 100 per cent natural. You should avoid these products. Aside from this, you want to make sure that the ingredients used are going to be beneficial for your lips. The likes of organic shea butter and beeswax have proven benefits for instance.
Another factor to consider is the flavour of the lip balm. There are so many options to choose from, from lime and grapefruit to spearmint and tea tree. This all comes down to personal taste. Nevertheless, do make sure natural essential oils have been used to create the scent, not artificial fragrances.
The next thing you need to determine is whether to purchase lip balm in a tin or tube. Some people prefer the latter because they believe it is more hygienic, as you will apply the lip balm directly to your lips. Nevertheless, you tend to get more value for money with a tin, as it will contain more lip balm.
Last but not least, you should read reviews about the natural lip balm you are considering to see what others have thought of it. If you come across negative comment after negative comment, you know that it is a good idea to look elsewhere.
There are a lot of other exciting products that are on the market for our lips. Of course, this includes makeup products, such as lip gloss, lipstick, lip tints, and lip stains. It seems that there are new products being created all of the time, and you can go for so many different colors, with everything from pinks and reds to more daring colors, such as blue and violet.
You could also get creative and paint a picture of a juicy pair of lips! We have seen art with the use of lips become very popular, especially in pop art. You can do a quick search online for some inspiration.
If you want, share some facts about lips and celebrate the day by using the hashtag #lipsappreciationday and let your friends and family know this day is all about lip appreciation.