Winter is here and so are chapped lips, where the lips get dry quicker and could potentially lead to peeling and possibly bleeding.
Lips don’t contain oil glands like other parts of the skin. This means lips are more susceptible to drying out and becoming chapped. Lack of moisture can make the problem worse. So here are some tips in preventing chapped lips:
I think I exfoliate my lips more times than I exfoliate my face. For the last two weeks I’ve see myself exfoliating 4-5 times a week. Our two safest ingredients- Honey + Sugar, is what I go for. It’s cheap and it’s homemade like I like my stuff. Start by exfoliating at night every other day and then depending on progress, decrease or increase the amount of times you do it. Most times using a toothbrush and any oil will do the trick.
The skin on the lips is the almost the same skin on the face, only softer. I moisturise with the simple brand face moisturiser. Just take a tiny bit and massage it over those lips. Other alteratives are your eye cream and hand cream but not a retinol cream as it can be irritating to the lips.
3. Lock-in moisture
For this, our favourite butter- Shea butter. Lock in moisture by massaging some shea butter over the lips and it’s ready for some lipstick/lipgloss. I prefer to use shea butter than to use vaseline because it doesn’t leave any residue on my lips after a while.
- Carry a lip balm with you always. Put some shea butter in a small empty container.
- Have water by your side and drink lots of it.
- Cover your lips with a scarf when you’re out in the cold or when it’s unbearable for you.
- pick or bite any flaky skin on your lips – this can slow down healing.
- do not keep licking dry or cracked lips – this can make them sore.
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