National Smile Month

May 29, 2016 Tags: ,,,,,,

Screen Shot 2016-05-26 at 12.08.21

We all love lipstick, easily spending hours searching for the perfect match. A new lipstick purchase can leave us feeling uplifted and confident, and of course a happy smile is key to making a great first impression. But how often do we stop to consider our oral health? To celebrate National Smile Month we’ve decided to put together our ‘Perfect Smile Kit’, with tips to keep that grin firmly in place and head held high!

 

What’s in the kit?

Screen Shot 2016-05-26 at 12.08.21

Our first discovery was the REGENERATE Enamel Science Boosting Serum Kit, which can be found easily in the aisles of your local Boots. With rave reviews online we thought it was time to give this budget friendly teeth strengthening and restoring system a go! They have even done their own research with women and found that most believe a perfect smile can enhance their lives and more important than a perfect figure…

SW13036_AKQA_Regenerate_FullRange_Layers

REGENERATE Enamel Science Boosting Serum Kit, £30.00

REGENERATE Enamel Science Advanced Toothpaste, £10.00

 

The idea is that you use their daily toothpaste and 3 days in a month you also top up with the ‘Boosting Serum’. Including minerals to wrap around and integrate into the tooth enamel, Regenerate promises to restore over 80% of your eroded enamel with continued use. We had a few doubts about how quickly the effect would be from the toothpaste and initially the mouth trays and solutions seemed a bit daunting but after a months use we were undoubtedly impressed! There was nothing ‘medical’ about using the formulas, and the toothpaste felt refreshingly minty. After one use our teeth felt smoother and a month later the best thing was being able to eat cold drinks such as our favourite green cold press without that horrible sensitive feeling. We would also recommend doing the serum boosting days when you have some ‘me time’ in the evenings and can take the time to use before bed, to ensure the formula is working effectively. Wanting more scientific backing we went straight to a top dentist to get his opinion on the brand:

 

Dr Mark Hughes, Harley Street Dental Studio

“A very important oral care step is to always brush teeth before bed and avoid eating and drinking after that last brush. This is because during sleep saliva production falls and therefore there is less saliva available to neutralise the acid in your mouth. I recommend REGENERATE Enamel Science because it actively rebuilds enamel mineral, combatting acid erosion.”

 

Now that our teeth feel brighter, stronger and dare we say it, even a little whiter, we moved on to the lip area.

vaseline

Vaseline Lip Therapy Tins £1.95

Vaseline is one of our favourite classic, go-to products for caring for your lips. Having been around since 1870 there’s no denying that Vaseline lip therapy tins and their ever- expanding range of delicious flavours are a staple of our skincare essentials. Vaseline is also the perfect formula to gently remove lipstick locked in place with Lipcote after a long day. With a little Vaseline, use your index finger to make small circular movements to remove any flaky skin and voila, your precious pout is as soft and kissable as ever! When going lipstick free, or as an overnight treatment, slather on as much Vaseline as needed and we guarantee your lips will be perfectly prepped for your next statement lip look.

bourjois

Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet in Ole Flamingo £8.99

Of course, a perfect smile kit wouldn’t be complete without a perfect lipstick shade to give us that winning smile all day. A long-time favourite from our Lipstick Finder has to be the Bourjois Rouge Edition Velvet range. One of the first high street liquid lipstick ranges, its creamy matte formula and intense opacity has kept us coming back for more. We love all things pink this month and their shade ‘Ole Flamingo’ is a hot fuchsia shade sure to bring a little summery heat to your day. The bonus of this lipstick choice is that it works across a variety of skintones and with a strong blue undertone it helps make teeth appear whiter.

 

 

Our advice for maintaining the perfect smile:

  1. Brush your teeth before bed and in the morning. Floss regularly!
  2. Don’t use mouthwash directly after brushing as it rinses away the flouride from toothpaste
  3. Remember to change your toothbrush, or electric toothbrush head every two to three months so it remains effective
  4. Avoid too many sugary drinks and foods which can contribute to enamel decay
  5. Finishing a meal with cheese is a great way to help reduce the effects of acids that can damage teeth
  6. Use a lip scrub when needed to remove dead skin cells and to encourage blood circulation to the mouth
  7. Protect delicate lip skin with your favourite lip balm
  8. Find a blue undertone lipstick that will make your teeth appear whiter
  9. Use a little Lipcote on top of lipstick to keep your colour going for hours

National Smile Month Instagram

 

 

For your chance to win this Perfect Smile Kit, make sure you enter via our Facebook competition!

Love, Lipcote x