Why Dry Lips Make You Look Older (And How To Secretly Fix It)

Why Dry Lips Make You Look Older (And How To Secretly Fix It)

Posted by Jentri Quinn on Oct 6th 2023

Hey Beautiful,

It's no secret that dry lips can make you look older because they emphasize a loss of volume as well as lack of color and vitality.

When your lips are dry, they tend to lose moisture and become dehydrated. This dehydration can accentuate any existing fine lines and wrinkles around your mouth, making them appear more prominent. 

The skin on your lips is thinner and more delicate than the skin on the rest of your face, so it is particularly susceptible to the effects of dehydration.

Well-moisturized lips have a fuller and plumper appearance.

Dry lips can make your lips look thinner and less voluminous, which is a common sign of aging. As you age, your body produces less collagen and elastin, which are essential for maintaining the plumpness and elasticity of your lips.

Dry lips can emphasize this loss of fullness.

Dry lips can become flaky and start peeling, which not only looks unattractive but also draws attention to the texture and condition of your lips. This flakiness can make your lips appear rough and aged.

Moisturized lips tend to have a healthy, natural color and vitality. When your lips are dry, they can appear pale and dull, which can make you look older. Additionally, dry lips may become discolored, often appearing darker than their natural shade due to dryness and lack of blood flow.

If you wear lipstick, dry lips can make it more challenging to apply smoothly. Lipstick may settle into the lines and crevices of your lips, emphasizing their dryness and contributing to an older appearance.

To maintain youthful-looking lips, it's essential to keep them well-hydrated and moisturized. Simply using a really good lip balm during the day and overnight lip treatment regularly to help prevent dryness and its associated aging effects.

I’ve been using this next secret anti-aging ingredient since teaching myself how to make beauty products in my kitchen twenty something years ago! 

When it comes to natural skincare remedies, organic raw HONEY has been a personal favorite of mine and a beloved and time-tested ingredient for centuries. With its sweet scent and remarkable properties, honey is not just a delicious addition to your tea but also a fantastic addition to your skincare routine, especially when combined with the right complimentary ingredients.

Here are a few benefits of using honey on your skin and lips:

1) Natural Moisturizer: One of the most significant benefits of using honey on your skin is its exceptional moisturizing properties. Honey is a humectant, which means it attracts and retains moisture. When applied to your skin and lips (especially with other oils and butters), honey locks in hydration, leaving them soft, supple, and well-nourished.

2) Gentle Exfoliation: Honey contains natural enzymes that provide gentle exfoliation by breaking down dead skin cells. This natural exfoliating action helps to promote a brighter complexion and a smoother texture.

3) Natural Lip Care: Chapped and dry lips are a common concern, especially in harsh weather conditions. Honey can be a savior for your lips, offering a natural and effective solution. Because of its tackier consistency, we recommend applying it on your lips at night.

For a DIY honey exfoliator, simply mix honey with a small amount of sugar or oatmeal and use it to scrub your lips gently or try our natural and organic lip scrub.

Bonus beauty tip! You can apply a thin layer of honey to your lips, let it sit for a few minutes, and then gently pat with a damp cloth to reveal softer, smoother lips.

These are just a few reasons I decided to make honey a rock star ingredient in our new Honey Butter PM Lip Mask formula.

Richly infused with our Organic Olive oil from Italy and containing the most high quality all natural ingredients, like our Organic Raw Honey, our lip butter is sure to restore your dry flakey lips into soft healthy looking lips overnight!

Remember, the more you know the more you glow!

With love,


ps. Here’s what one of our happy customers had to say: “The JQ restorative lip mask is the BEST! My lips already feel less dry and more hydrated. Love how clean all JQ products are. I'll be adding this to my night time face regimen. :)” - September