Your Lips Matter!
What Causes Chapped Lips During Winter?
Unlike the rest of your skin, there are few moisturizing oil glands on your lips. In fact, your lips are covered by some of the thinnest skin on your body. With less protection, this area is especially sensitive to dehydration. Winter only adds to this problem. As humidity drops in December, your lips will get dryer. The uncomfortable cold temperatures certainly don’t help the situation either.
In an effort to combat the dryness, some people have the tendency to lick their lips. After all, this will add moisture and help, right? Wrong: Saliva from your mouth can actually strip away moisture and cause even dryness. Even worse is to bite at the flaky, chapped skin on your lips. Before you know it, you’ll be bleeding, which isn’t a good look for anybody.
How to Moisturize Your Lips
Aside from avoiding bad habits like licking, biting and wearing too much lipstick, you can take steps to protect your lips. It all starts with being properly hydrated. We usually associate drinking plenty of water with the summer, but it’s just as important during the dry winter months.
How to maintain healthy skin on your lips!
Maintain Kissable Lips!
- Protect your lips from dry air and extreme temperatures by applying lip balm. Products containing petroleum jelly or beeswax prevent moisture loss caused by environmental conditions and exposure to irritating substances.
- Don’t let ultraviolet rays strip your lips of moisture or damage their delicate skin cells. Keep the sun’s rays away by using an SPF lip balm or lipstick. Remember to reapply it after eating, drinking and swimming.
- Stay hydrated. Increase the amount of water you drink to help keep your lips and the rest of your skin well-moisturized.
- Try to be aware of excessive lip-licking, which can promote dryness and chapped lips. Once your lips are chapped, it can be difficult to stop yourself from licking them. If your lip-licking habits become extreme or start to damage your lips, talk to your doctor.
- Exfoliate your lips once a week to remove dead outer skin flakes and encourage cell regeneration. This can be easily done! Often times, after a shower, your lips are already moist and soft. Take a damp washcloth and gently rub your lips to remove any superficial dead skin. Be careful not to press or rub too firmly. You only want to exfoliate the superficial layer of dead skin
The most important thing is the RIGHT LIP CARE PRODUCTS!!
Lip balms can be helpful to retain and lock-in moisture on your lips. However, overuse of lip balms can cause the skin on your lips to respond by decreasing natural lubricant production. Additionally, some lip balms contain ingredients that can dry the skin on your lips.
At Hale Cosmeceuticals, we have formulated a special product designed to deliver MOISTURE back to your lips. Stay True Lips (https://www.halecosmeceuticals.com/stay-true-lips) contains ingredients designed to both hydrate delicate membranes and hold moisture in the lip area.
The formula also includes lipids and folic acid to nourish lips and give them a more vibrant, healthy appearance. Apply it throughout the day, or wear it under your lipstick. With consistent self-care and help from the best lip products, your lips can stay kissable year-round. The ingredients include glutathione, which moisturizes, and phosphatidyl choline, a natural lipid that helps prevent peeling and cracking.