How to prevent dry lips this winter?
"Prevent your lips from drying this winter."
Dry and chapped lips are a problem for almost everyone during winters. The skin on our lips is the most delicate skin on our body and is exposed to a lot of elements like sun, wind, cold air, and many more causing dryness, cracking, flaking, and peeling. So, we need to take extra care of our lips be it during winters or summer. As our lips cannot produce moisture or oil by themselves, they crack easily.
Here we have gathered tips for you on how to take care of your lips this winter.
Exfoliate and scrub before moisturizing
Once your skin on lips is dry and chapped, they can flake and peel pretty easily which sometimes might hurt you a lot. So, a gentle and soft exfoliation or scrub can remove those dry dead skin off your lips will help your lips get moisturized deeply. Or else, you'll be moisturizing your dry skin which will only keep your lips soft for a few hours.
Apply a non-irritating lip balm
There are many lip balms in the market. Some are popular than others which don't necessarily indicate that it's better than others. Many popular lip balms have ingredients that dry your lips off after a few minutes of moisturization. For instance- you might have heard of mint-flavored lip balm. They can provide a cool sensation to your lips after applying. But, remember, it also dries off your skin really fast leaving you with dry chapped lips within few spans of time. So, try to avoid lip balms with fragrance and flavors and seek out lip balms with natural ingredients. Avoid ingredients like menthol, camphor, and phenol in your lip balm.
Drink plenty of water
Lack of water in your body can cause several skin problems. One of them being dry and chapped lips. Make sure to stay hydrated and have a habit of drinking water throughout the day. The recommended amount of water differs from person to person with the variance in age, gender, and sexuality. Know your requirement and stay hydrated.
Stop licking, biting, and picking at your lips
Well, when you don't have any moisturizer or lip balm, you may feel like licking is the best option to hydrate your lips. But, saliva evaporates easily and fast leaving you with more chapped and dry skin. Moreover, you may feel like biting your lips and picking the dry dead skin off your lips.
Don't hold metallic items with your lips
Metallic items like paperclips, jewelry, and others can irritate your lips. So, try not to bring them close to your lips and don't hold them with your lips.
Get yourself a humidifier
Often dry lips are caused by dry cold air. Winter air is dry as a result many of us are troubled with chapped and dry skin. So, if you get yourself a humidifier inside your house, the air becomes moist and won't cause any dryness of the skin.
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