The frosty, dry cold winter really damages our sensitive lips and skin. Take steps to give your lips the moisture they crave to keep them feeling soft and supple all season long. It’s easier than you think to have luscious, healthy lips. If you’re facing a problem of chapped lips, follow these simple tips.
Keep your lips moisturized
- Protect your lips from harmful UV rays (even in winter) by applying a lip balm or lipstick that contains SPF protection of 15 or higher.
- Use a moisturizing lipstick in the daytime, and then switch to lip balm at night. Wake up in the morning with smooth lips.
- Drink plenty of water. Drink at least eight cups of water to keep your lips and body hydrated.
- Use lip balm as a base for your lipstick. This will create a protective moisture seal beneath your makeup.
- Take warm, not hot, showers. The hot water dries out your skin and lips.
- Always add moisture when going to bed.
Exfoliate lips once in a week
- Mix a tablespoon of honey with enough sugar until you get a body-scrub-like texture, then scrub it across your lips to exfoliate dead skin from lips leaving them smoother and healthier.
- Put sugar and Vaseline on your lips then rub your lips. It will get the dead skin off.
- Use a coconut scrub on your lips. Leave on for 5 minutes. This will reduce the amount of dead skin cells and blockage.
- Don’t over-exfoliate your lips. This will strip away the natural oil leaving dry and flaky lips.
Things to remember
- Avoid eating salty foods that leave a buildup on your lips causing your lips to dry out.
- Cover your face in windy or cold weather. Wind can dry out your lips.
- Never breath through mouth, it can cause dryness on your lips.
- Avoid licking your lips. Saliva dries out your lips and also remove lip balm.
- Throw away cheap, smelly, flavored chap sticks. These will tempt you to constantly lick your lips.
- Don’t bite your lips. This habit will not only scrape away the protective seal formed by your lip balm, but can also cause trauma to your delicate skin.
- If your lips do get chapped, don’t pick them. It disrupts the healing process, makes them look blotchy, and can cause bleeding.
‘To get a millionaire smile, keep your lips healthy’