The cold and dry weather of winter can wreak havoc on your skin, especially the delicate skin found on your lips. Your lips are quite vulnerable to harsh conditions, therefore it is important to make sure that you are providing the proper care and nourishment that your lips need when it’s cold outside.
Keeping lips soft, smooth and supple can be easy if you follow these simple beauty salon approved techniques.
Your first instinct may be to lick your dry, chapped lips but in actuality this is really the worst thing that you can do. The salt in our saliva will actually only result in drying out your lips more which can lead to even more severely inflamed, dry and cracked lips. To avoid making your lips even more dry and cracked this winter, don’t lick your lips.
Moisturize your lips from the inside out by drinking plenty of water to avoid dehydration which can cause dry, cracked lips.
Consistent application of lip softening and protecting agents such as those found in Jane Iredale’s “Lip Drink” will help keep your lips protected during the winter.
Wear lip balms or creams that contain sunscreen, especially if you’re going to be primarily outdoors. Sun damage can occur in the winter and even when the sun isn’t out, so don’t forget the SPF when it comes to your lips too.
Applying a thin layer of sesame or olive oil onto lips can moisturize more effectively than most lip balms. By allowing the oil to remain on your lips for 10 to 15 minutes, then patting with a washcloth, your lips will feel and look uber-moisturized and kissable.
Chewing and biting on your lips will not only put more saliva on your lips which will dry them out, but it can also lead to tears in lip skin which can lead to infections.
Applying vitamin E to your lips will make them healthy, smooth, and soft. It will also make any scars less noticeable and can heal lips that are already cracked. Try lip balm products that contain Vitamin E.
Make an appointment with Athena Spa and Salon for a facial. Northern Colorado’s premier beauty salon offers an array of organic facials and treatments that will enliven and tone every aspect of your face including your lips. Athena offers microdermabrasions, body scrubs, wraps and more.
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