Winter is here! The cold and dry season is bad for your skin and lips. Our lips don’t have oil glands, so they’re almost always exposed to the elements. Exposure to sun, wind, and cold, dry air can contribute to chapped lips.
People have chapped lips throughout the year, but it can get much worse during the winter months. The dry air indoors, wind, and rough weather outside contribute to worsening conditions.
Here are six easy tips you can keep in mind if your lips are drying out or are chapped:
Apply Almond oil: Almond oil is a super-moisturizing variant, enriched with vitamin A and E, applying it to your lips nightly for a deep and nourishing conditioner will show amazing results.
Hydrate yourself: It is no secret that we also tend to drink less water during winters. This is one of the reasons for our skin and lips becoming dry. Make sure you consume a minimum of 7-8 glasses of water every day.
Exfoliation: To maintain soft and plump lips. Exfoliation is, sadly, not a key part of the lip care routine for many. But, incorporating the step can improve the look and feel of your lips. Make a soft paste of ghee and sugar, scrub it nicely or dip your toothbrush in lukewarm water. With soft circular motions, take off the dead skin on your lips and apply a generous amount of lip balm. Do this once a week before going off to sleep.
Don’t forget to use a sunblock: If you’re going to be outside, opt for a lip balm with SPF included.