Kissing is not only a sign of affection. You also stand to gain many health benefits from this activity too. Besides boosting your immune system, lowering your anxiety and blood pressure, kissing can actually help you burn a calorie or two. Let us break it down for you. The human face has 43 muscles while the tongue has eight—when you’re passionate kissing, you can actually burn up to 23 calories per minute. Plus, kissing increases your blood supply to those areas so your facial muscles actually get healthier and revitalised. The increased blood flow to the face helps stimulate collagen production, which means better elasticity and prolonged youthful features.
If you ever need a reason to pucker up, there’s no better time than now as today is International Kissing Day. We know you have your lipsticks sorted but before you put on your sexiest red, you might want to make sure your lips are at its healthiest and softest. Something that you wouldn’t want to overlook when you’re trying to turn the frog into prince charming! To help get you ready for a good lip-locking, try some of our favourite care products here: :
If you need to perfect your French kiss, this tinted lip balm from Caudalie couldn’t be anymore sweeter. This pot is infused with the scent of vanilla and orange peel. It contains aloe vera, beeswax, castor and sunflower oil to keep lips nourished and moisturised.
Dior Lip Glow is infused with a mango butter formulation that provides continual hydration for 24 hours. It also contains ‘Color Reviver’ technology that reacts to the unique chemistry of the lips to give you a natural shade to suit your skin tone. This universal lip balm comes in a ‘glow’ finish as well as matte and holographic.
Dry, chapped lips will be a thing of the past with Eve Lom Kiss Mix. The cooling lip treatment contains a luxurious blend of active extracts including beeswax, amino and palmitic acids as well as a triple-firming action to stimulate collagen and plump up your lips. Upon application, you’ll feel a tingling sensation. Talk about an electrifying kiss!
This lip treatment from Fresh promises 24-hour hydration that will blanket the lips with a healthy shine. The non-sticky formula contains apricot kernel oil to nourish and maintain elasticity, black currant seed oil to promote suppleness, grapeseed oil to moisturise and vitamin E to protect your smackers.
While the brand may be better known for its collection of fresh cologne and also its signature art of fragrance combining, its lip treatment should be on your radar too. With Vitamin E as its main focus ingredient, you can protect yours lips from the damaging effects of the environment confidently. It also has honey for a hint of flavour.
This beloved lip care (our review here) has a nourishing blend of oils and butters to hydrate and smooth the lips for up to 12 hours. Its formula of coconut oil instantly melts onto the lips and the added benefit of lemon butter and a broad spectrum SPF25 sunscreen provides all-round protection. So kiss away anytime of the day!
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