How is it actually?
Your lips dry out mainly due to the winter. In winter there is cold, bleak wind that makes your lips spread. Also in the house there is a drier air, partly due to the heating that is on. But not only that, other causes are:
- drinking too little
- vitamin deficiency
- UV radiation
- toothpaste with SLS
- matte lipstick
- lip balm with fragrances and flavors
You can do this about it
Use neutral lip balm
Nowadays you have a lot of different lip balms. With a color, scent or even a flavor. Unfortunately, this doesn’t bode well for your dry lips. If you want to take care of your chapped lips, it is best to choose a neutral lip balm. You can also use petroleum jelly or another greasy cream.
Protect your lips
So when you go outside, it is good to protect your lips. Not only against the chilly wind, but also against UV radiation. So also look for SPF in your lip balm. You can also choose to just wear your mouth mask outside. Notwithstanding the drawbacks of mascne …
Since the dry air is one of the most common causes, you can opt for a humidifier in the house. Not only good for your lips, this is good for your skin anyway. In addition, you can put a scent in such a humidifier, so your house also smells very good.
Drinking water does so much good for your body and your appearance. Not surprising that hydration is also discussed in this list. Beauty comes from within. So drink well!
To get the old skin off your lips, you can maximum exfoliate your lips once a week. Make sure you don’t do this too often. Once a week is really enough. You have special lip scrubs, but gently massaging your lips with a toothbrush works just as well. Smearing some sugar on your lips also works wonders.
Don’t lick and don’t touch
Avoid picking your lip at all times and pulling the skin loose. It is also not good to lick your lips. This may ease the pain, but this is temporary. In the end, it only causes your lips to dry out even more. Do they hurt? So grab a balm or greasy cream.