During cold winter months most people are prone to dry lips. During these cold and dry conditions you may find yourself moisturizing your lips more often than you would during warmer seasons. In this article we'll discuss various ways to treat dry lips while maintaining moisture for added comfort.
Use a lip scrub
Lip scrubs help to shed off dry dead skin cells from the lips, and they also contain moisturizing ingredients. Apply a lip scrub to your lips using your fingertip or a soft bristle toothbrush. Work the scrub around your lips to help remove the dead skin. When you're finished, rinse away the scrub. Use a wet washcloth to remove the excess residue left over from the scrub. Make sure you use a soft cotton cloth to exfoliate your lips. Then, wet the cloth with warm water and use it to gently wipe your lips. After you finish, pat your lips dry and apply a layer of your favourite lip balm to rehydrate them.
A conditioning minty scrub that gently buffs and helps smooth dry, flaky lips. It blankets lips with nourishing elements of Shea butter, Avocado, Vitamin E, and Jojoba, leaving lips silky smooth.
Use a lip balm
Apply lip balm with beeswax or Shea butter. Check out the ingredients of your lip balm. Make sure to use it only if it contains both humectants, such as hyaluronic acid or glycerin, and occlusive agents, like beeswax, Shea butter, or other oils. The humectants will hold onto moisture, while the occlusive agents will prevent it from evaporating. The occlusive agents are particularly important, because without them, the humectants would draw moisture from your lips and let it evaporate, making your lips even drier. Apply lip balm any time your lips feel dry. Never lick your lips because this can cause them to dry out even more. Avoid using a lip balm with salicylic acid, which will make your lips peel.
A stand alone balm that conditions, soothes and comforts dry lips. It's formulated with Jojoba seed oil, Avocado oil, and Shea butter to create a protective layer while Vitamin E adds antioxidant qualities to the mix.
Choose a moisturizing lipstick
Opt in for a moisturizing lipstick instead of matte, matte lipsticks tend to dry out the lips even more if you're already prone to dryness. Before applying your lipstick apply a layer of lip balm for extra hydration. If your favourite lipstick is matte, then apply a heavy layer of lip balm before applying your lipstick.
Luxe Creamy Lipstick
An iconic creamy formula which is non-drying and long lasting, packed with antioxidant Vitamin E with natural vanillin extract for a touch of sweetness.
Helpful Hacks to Maintain Moisture in your Lips
Stay hydrated by drinking lots of water.
Stay clear of food that may irritate your dry lips such as salty, spicy or citrus foods.
Run a humidifier in your home to eliminate dry air.
If you have a habit of breathing through your mouth, that may be causing drier lips, try breathing through your nose more often.