Dry, chapped lips got you down? Give your lips some love with the right products and home hacks.
OUR TIPS FOR HEALTHY, HYDRATED LIPS
When it comes to keeping your lips healthy and hydrated, our experts had a few things to say:
AVOID LICKING, BITING OR PICKING YOUR LIPS.
This can dry them out and lead to chapped lips.
KEEP YOUR LIPS PROTECTED FROM SUN AND WIND.
To keep your lips protected when in the elements, make sure you use an SPF. That’s right, your lips need sun (and wind) protection too! While they may not appear to burn or tan, UV rays can damage the skin of the lips, as it can all skin. We recommend a SPF 30 Lipscreen for delivering protective beauty.
STAY HYDRATED, INSIDE AND OUT.
Remember to drink water throughout the day to stay hydrated.
Then, keep your lips hydrated from the outside in by going to sleep each night with hydrated lips.
APPLY NON-IRRITATING LIP BALM FREQUENTLY.
But, make sure to look at your ingredients! Avoid products containing camphor eucalyptus, mint, cinnamon, peppermint, fragrance, menthol, lanolin and oxybenzone. Great-tasting lip balms can also lead you to lick your lips, which in turn dries them out.
With any of the products you’re using, just beware of overloading the lips as this can lead to congestion along the lip line.
Exfoliation of the lips is essential. A light scrub works great. This can help prevent black heads or the congestion we mentioned above, and will keep your lips hydrated. Just be gentle and make sure you’re okay with the taste!
COMBAT THE DRY WINTER AIR BY USING A HUMIDIFIER.
Cold, winter air can dry out your lips and skin, but a humidifier will add moisture to the air in your home and help with hydration.