Do you have a problem with dry lips? Is the winter particularly tough on them? Here is some information that can help you have beautiful lips all year long. Korea Beauty offers many solutions for potential problems with skin, hair, and lips. Caring for your lips just got easier!
Why do lips get dry?
The skin on your lips is much thinner than on other body parts. That makes the lips more prone to cracking and chapping.
Not only that, but the lips have fewer oil glands and no ability to create the natural sun-filtering melanin. Simply put, they have no protection.
Chapped lips are even more common in winter. That’s because of the dry, cold air that’s common in this season. The low amount of humidity in the air dehydrates the lips, leading to soreness, dryness, and cracking.
Of course, your lips can also get dry during other seasons. In summer, for example, the sun and dry air can strip the skin of moisture.
Lips can also get dry as a side effect of certain medications. Some medical conditions can dry them out, too, as can vitamin deficiencies.
All of these facts make it crucial to take proper care of them throughout the year.
10 easy tips for caring for your lips:
If you’re unsure where to start, you’re in the right place! Here are 10 quick ways to avoid raw, dry lips:
1. Don’t lick or touch them
As lips do not have any natural protection, they will be directly affected each time you lick or touch them. The enzymes on saliva are too harsh for delicate lips. Once the saliva evaporates, it will leave the lips drier than before.
2. Be careful about who you kiss
Don’t kiss anyone with an open sore or infection on their lips. It will spread through any cracks on your lips. So, hold off puckering up with them until their issue completely heals.
3. Maintain a healthy diet
Nutrients and vitamins directly affect the condition of your lips and skin. If you find that your lips regularly get chapped, a vitamin deficiency could be to blame.
4. Lip care involves drinking plenty of water
Staying hydrated is very important for healthy lips and skin. If you needed another reminder to keep a full water bottle by your desk, this is it!
5. Remove makeup at night
The lips need to breathe by being clean. So, remove lipstick and foundation from your lips before sleeping with a damp cotton ball, ladies. If you’re wondering about why the foundation is on the lips, applying it before the lipstick helps the color stay on longer.
6. Hydrate lips overnight
Use a hydrating lip cream or petroleum jelly before sleeping. Enjoy the softening and moisturizing effects!
7. Taking care of your lips by massaging them
A massaging oil used five minutes a day improves blood circulation. It can also give you fuller lips if you’re looking for that effect.
8. Scrub your lips
Gently scrubbing your lips removes dead skin cells to ensure they stay soft and healthy. It also prevents infection.
Easily create a sugar scrub at home using brown or white sugar. Then, add a couple of drops of olive oil to make a paste.
You can even add a drop of a favorite essential oil for a spa-like treatment. If you prefer, use coconut oil or argan oil in place of olive oil.
9. Revitalize your lips
Consider applying argan oil or aloe vera after the exfoliation. Another option is to blend the two to make a custom serum.
Argan oil and aloe vera are great choices as they contain potent antioxidants and vitamins that promote cellular regeneration. They are natural, too, rather than being full of harsh chemicals.
10. Lip care tips: Use balm or lipstick
Always carry a balm with you, as you don’t know when your lips will dry out. As the lips have no protection of their own, lipstick helps add a layer of protection against dirt, sun, dry air, and other factors.
Keep your lips beautiful, healthy, youthful, and kissable by following these lip care tips!
6 thoughts on “Caring for your lips: 10 quick tips”
Those are some good tips, Christy. I sip on water all day long when I am at home. I would never have thought to massage the lips. I’ll give that a try!
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Great tips, Christy!
It is so important to hydrate ourselves and we often forget the chapped lips can be caused by that especially in the cold months . Thank you for all these wonderful reminders.
Lips out-of-bounds today! Kiss my hand instead!
Drinking more water is my first choice. But not the last. That smooching has got to go. Air blow a kiss….even that is dangerous today.
Great tips, Christy