Winter can be a beautiful season, however, the cold weather, low humidity and exposure to indoor heating can leave your lips feeling dry, cracked, and uncomfortable. In this post we explore some essential tips to help you care for your lips during the winter season.
Hydration is the Key
Proper hydratation is crucial for maintaining healthy, moisturised lips, especially during winter. Make it a habit to drink plenty of water throughout the day to keep your body hydrated from within.
Protect Your Lips
Just as you would protect your skin from harsh winter elements, your lips need protection too. Invest in quality lip balm to shield your lips. Look for lip balms that contain natural ingredients like beeswax, shea butter and natiural plant oils, as these can provide effective moisturisation.
Exfoliating your lips can help remove dry, flaky skin and allow your lip balm to penetrate more effectively. Create a DIY scrub using honey & sugar. Gently massage the scrub into your lips in a circular motion, then rinse off and apply a moisturising lip balm to lock in hydration.
Avoid Licking Your Lips
When your lips are dry, it can be tempting to lick them for temporary relief. However, this habit can actually can worsen the problem. Instead reach for your lip balm whenever you feel the urge to lick your lips, and apply generously.
Consistency is the key when it comes to caring for dry lips. Make it a habit to apply lip balm frequently throughout the day, especially after eating, drinking or being exposed to the cold. Carry your lip balm with you where ever you go, so you are always prepared.