Who doesn’t want that glowing pink lips? While most girls love wearing lip colors and gloss, you can’t get that perfect pout unless you take good care of your lips.
Though it’s like your skin, understanding the differences between the lip and skin in other parts of your body is important to take care of your lips.
The skin on our lips is much thinner making them prone to cracks and chaps.
Lips have very few oil glands and hence have no ability to generate oils that helps to protect your skin.
Lip problems including cracks and chaps are caused mainly due to environmental conditions. While winters are the season you have more problems, it's also the sun, dry air will equally dry your lips.
1. Avoid Dehydration
Dehydration is the major cause of dry lips. Ensure you drink enough water. Add fruits and juices to your routine. Having a check on your food helps too. Vitamins and other nutrients reflect directly on the health of your lips.
2. Avoid touching or licking your lips
As your lip does not contain any protection on its own, licking directly affects your lips. Touching your lips again makes your lips vulnerable to infection because of the dirt in your hand and also you tend to prick the skin on your lips if it's chapped or split. Whenever you feel your lips dry or you have the itch to lick, just sip some water.
3. Scrub your lips
Scrubbing your lips ensures the dead skin cells are removed and your lips stay healthy. Find a natural lip scrub or make one at home using sugar, any oil, and lemon or honey.
4. Massage your lips
Take a few drops of your favorite oil. Go for a carrier oil like The Zero Skin’s Rosehip Oil which is rich in fatty acids like omega 3 and 6, which also assists in skin regeneration, repair, and healing.
5. Always carry a lip balm
Any time your lip gets dry don’t forget to apply a lip balm that helps you get enough moisturization. Try to ensure you moisturize your lips overnight too. Go for a lip balm that is naturally made of oils, butter & waxes. Their chemical counterparts though they work, will not help you in the long run as they have chemicals like parabens, petrolatum, chemical sunscreens, and artificial flavors.
We are not a great fan of sunscreen(though you can use one) as most of them are chemical based as there are not many natural oils that can behave as a powerful sunscreen.