Tips + Tricks to Keep Your Lips Healthy + Hydrated This Winter
Nobody likes to deal with chapped, cracking lips. With winter in full swing, we must prepare our bodies for the changes that come with the season. When you walk outside into crisp air, strong gusts of wind, and low humidity, the chances of you dealing with dry, flakey, and irritated skin increase. You probably remember to apply your facial moisturizers and lotions before leaving the house, but it’s not uncommon to forget about your lips. Here are some tips and tricks to keep your lips healthy and hydrated during the winter season.
Drink More Water
I’m sure you’ve been told to drink more water, but do you even realize how much your body depends on it to function? Aside from quenching your thirst, water lubricates the joints, boosts skin health and beauty, regulates body temperature, maintains blood pressure, and flushes body waste, just to name a few.
When your body is dehydrated, it can show on your skin and lips. Drinking water keeps your skin and lips moisturized, soft, smooth and tight. When you don’t drink enough water, you might notice your lips are constantly chapped, cracking or torn. Pick up that jug and start to chug, you’ll thank us later.
It’s important to exfoliate your lips and remove the layers of dead skin cells, dry skin, and debris that build up over time. It helps boost circulation and allow topical balms to be better absorbed. However, if you exfoliate too frequently, it can have the opposite effect and leave your lips stripped and irritated. If you remove the protective layer of skin from the lips, you won’t be able to lock in moisture.
Yeah, we know it’s winter... But the sun is still shining behind those clouds full of rain. Even if you don’t think UV rays are harming you during the winter, you still must protect yourself with sunscreen to avoid sun damage. If you want to avoid wrinkles and fine lines, sunscreen is the number 1 way to prevent premature aging in your skin. To protect your lips from the sun, you can use lip shields or balms that are specifically formulated with sunscreen to be gentle on the lips.
Limit Exposure to Environmental Aggressors
You may not even realize the environmental aggressors that pose a threat to your skin and lip health. Try to limit your exposure to UV rays, cigarette smoke, pollution, and stress to maintain radiant, soft, and supple skin for much longer. Chemical pollutants interfere with the skin’s natural protection system, breaking down oils and leaving your skin dry and subject to damage.
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