Dry or chapped lips? Tips!
Those dry or chapped lips during winter time are so annoying, right? And almost everyone suffers from it. From lip scrub to the best lip balm, these tips will help you get your lips soft and beautiful again in no time.
Les us teach you a little about biology. What is actually the cause of dry lips? Here's the thing. The sebaceous glands in your body produce fat and protect your skin and hair against dehydration and irritation. Your lips don’t have that. In addition, the top layer of your lips is very thin, making them dry out more quickly. Exposure to sun, wind or cold air can cause the skin to crack and that how you get chapped lips. You'll probably want to lick over your lips, making them moist again. But that doesn't help at all - saliva evaporates quickly, only making your lips drier. So what can you do?
Tip 1: Drink enough water
It seems to be the magic answer to just about everything, but the fact is that drinking enough water is just very important. If you don't drink enough water, your lips will also dry out faster. That makes sense, doesn't it?
Tip 2: Make your own lip scrub
Another tip to prevent cracked or chapped lips is to make your own lip scrub. Create one by mixing some brown sugar with olive oil and putting it on your lips. After a few minutes, rinse (or lick) it off and finish with a nice lip balm.
Tip 3: Use a natural lip balm
Speaking of that balm: the most important tip of all. Anyone who uses Vaseline or lip balms with bullshit ingredients (e.g. alcohol or sulphates) is already doing it wrong. Why? Because these kinds of ingredients only make your lips dry out even more.
Tip 4: Brush your lips at night
Make it a habit to 'brush' your lips briefly, after brushing your teeth. Wet your toothbrush and gently brush your lips. This works well against chapped lips! Make sure you have a toothbrush with soft bristles. You don't want your lips to become even more painful.
Tip 5: Use more things from your kitchen cupboard
Honey is also a very good natural 'moisturizer' for dry lips. So bring a jar to work and apply a little honey a few times a day to treat your broken lips. Something else from your kitchen cupboard that also works well: pure coconut oil!