As we enter winter, your lips can become dry and scaly and may even split and become sore. This is often due to the drop in humidity that accompanies cooler temperatures, along with dry heat indoors. Lucky Chick products are loaded with coffee oil, rosehip seed oil and jojoba which will soothe and smooth the driest of lips. We deliver high impact color paired with intense hydration. While you’re not flashing your favourite color we have some great tips to care for your dry lips.
There are some great remedies for this potentially painful nuisance. Equally important, there are things to avoid. Although it may feel soothing in the short term, licking your chapped lips actually worsens them. There are enzymes in our saliva that aids in the first steps of digestion. Just as these enzymes help break down food, they can irritate the skin barrier on your lips, causing them to become dry and cracked. This can be a tough habit to break, but it will save your lips in the long run.
Some lip treatments contain cooling agents or state “medicated” on the label. Avoid these products. They often contain menthol, camphor or eucalyptus, all of which can irritate and worsen dry lips. You are better off using bland balms without those “medicated” agents that are actually counterproductive to chapped lips. One of the top triggers of dry lips is dry air. Using a humidifier at home can help. Dehydration also worsens dry lips, so drinking plenty of fluids during the day is important. The humidifier also moistens airways and eases congestion — both of which help with cold symptoms that worsen chapped lips. Chapped lips are best treated with regular applications of moisturizing balms, especially those with emollients that seal in moisture. Plant based glycerin, which typically comes from soy, palm, and coconut oils, is also great because of it’s moisturizing properties and can work as an alternative that seals off cracks and helps heal splits. There are plant-based waxes and oils that also nourish lips and help restore moisture. These include shea butter, soybean oil, coconut oil and castor seed oil. There are a few tips you can follow to make sure your lips are protected from the cold. Let us help you with some brilliant tips to fight winter dry lips and also tell you how to curate a winter lip care kit for yourself to make sure your pout is always smooth and picture-perfect.
- Use a lip balm regularly- Dry winter air zaps the natural moisture from your lips, leaving them dry and chapped. Treating them with the proper nourishment and a boost of hydration every once in a while is the key to keeping them healthy and soft even in the chilliest of the months.
- Steer clear from licking your lips- Whenever your lips feel dry, apply a lip balm to hydrate them. Also, don’t touch your lips unnecessarily as the bacteria and germs from your hands can transfer to your lips and can lead to infection.
- Don’t peel or pluck- Try to keep your hands to yourself and don’t pick on the skin of your lips. Instead, treat them with lip oil or ointment right away.
- Keep yourself hydrated- When your body is hydrated from within, it shows on your skin. So, to combat dryness and keep your lips moisturized and healthy even in winters, make it a point to drink enough water and keep yourself hydrated from within.
Wishing you a cozy winter and a very Happy and Healthy New Year!