Are you tired of suffering from dry, chapped lips? Here are some tips to help you keep your lips looking and feeling healthy.
Choose Lip Balms with Nourishing Ingredients
When selecting a lip balm, look for one with nourishing ingredients such as shea, cocoa, or cupuacu nut butters. These ingredients help to smooth the lips' surface while locking in moisture. Avoid lip balms containing camphor and menthol, as they can irritate the lips and cause dryness.
Exfoliate Your Lips
Gentle exfoliation is an effective way to remove dead skin from your lips. You can use a soft face cloth or try this simple home remedy using jojoba and brown sugar. Jojoba and brown sugar are rich in antioxidants and can also be used as a lip balm to protect against UV rays. To use, mix jojoba and sugar in a 1:2 ratio and scrub gently over your lips for 5 to 10 minutes. Rinse off with lukewarm water.
Don't Lick Your Lips Too Often
It's common for people to lick their lips more frequently in the winter months, but this can actually make the problem worse. The saliva dries out the lips and causes more damage. Instead, apply a good quality lip balm (paraben and alcohol-free) at night to deeply nourish and moisturize your lips while you sleep.
Staying hydrated throughout the day is important to keep your lips healthy. Even if you don't feel particularly thirsty in the winter, drink water regularly to keep your lips and body hydrated.
Following these tips lets you keep your lips looking and feeling their best, even during the driest winter months.