Did you know that you will probably be spending 366 hours of your life kissing?! Prepare to ramp that number up because this Saturday is International Kissing Day! Before you pucker up and get your smooch on, we’ve got some tips for you to get the softest, most kissable lips ever!

international kiss day: tips to your most kissable lips

Tip #1: Hydrate.

The key to soft and kiss-ready lips is staying hydrated! Oftentimes lips get chapped due to lack of moisture underneath the skin, so drink up that H20 (8 glasses a day is recommended, but I recommend adding a few more, especially in the summer heat!)

Tip #2: Exfoliate.

While staying hydrated is important, sometimes it doesn’t always prevent chapped, dry lips. Out in the sun, your lips really take a beating. To slough off the outer layer of dead skin cells, use a mild lip exfoliant once or twice a week. This will keep your lips baby soft, but me mindful of not scrubbing too hard or too often, which will cause irritation.

DIY to Try: Our  Summer Sugar Scrub works wonderfully not only for body, but for lips too!

Tip #3: Moisturize and Protect.

In the morning, it’s important to apply lip balm and reapply throughout the day to keep your puckers moisturized and prevent cracking. Always use a balm containing SPF! Even on cloudy days or days stuck in the office, those harmful UV rays still find their way in so you want to remain protected. Sunburned lips are not fun, not cute, and definitely not kissable!

Before bed, pat on a layer of Vaseline. This ultra-moisturizing drugstore miracle works overnight to seep into lips and keeps then moisturized throughout the next day.

Editor Pick: Sun Bum Banana Lip Balm Broad Spectrum SPF 30+,$4 at Nordstrom.

Sunny's Art Store kisses

Follow these three steps and you’ll be smooch ready in time for Saturday!

Want to join in on the kissing fun & help break a world record?

Put those kissable lips and help LUSH Cosmetics beat a Guinness world record for most “kiss prints” collected! Come out to LUSH Walnut St. or The King of Prussia Mall to share your smooch between 11am-3pm to take part in this record-breaking attempt! Click here to find a Lush near you. The current record LUSH is attempting to break was set by Oriflame Slovakia, who collected 22,174 lipstick prints in 12 hours on September 14, 2010.

Can’t stop by the store? Snap a pic of your best kiss cruelty-free kiss on Instagram (Lush products are cruelty free!!), tag it using #crueltyfreekisses, and you’re in the running to win an entire Emotional Brilliance collection.

So take these tips, celebrate International Kissing Day AND attempt to beat a world record with your now perfect pout! We’ll bet you’ll want every day to be International Kissing Day!


{Images are a watercolor painting by Sunny Gu on Etsy}

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