‘Tis the season! As much fun winter is being the holiday season and cozy blanket, it’s brutal for our skin, especially sensitive areas such as lips. Dry and chapped lips spoil the complete mood with irritating itchiness and dryness. You taste your tinted lip-balm each time you lick your lips to give them some moisture; weird, right? And more often than not, it is the main reason your smile is not as pretty as before. Worry not, if you wish for healthy lips, you’ve come to the right place. Because here is the A-Z of winter lip care.
Here are 5 easy and cheap ways for winter lip care so that you can have a smooth and perfect smile!
Lick your ice-cream, not lips.
Whenever you feel dryness on your lips, your first natural instinct will be to put saliva on them by licking them. This, in fact, is the biggest mistake you make in winter lip care. Putting saliva actually makes them drier than before. Also, the enzymes in saliva will make your lips more irritating. Therefore, avoid it as much as possible.
2. Stick to moisturizing lipstick.
If you can’t avoid using lipstick altogether, instead use moisturizing lipsticks that provide the required color and are also good for your lips. Common lipsticks do not have this quality and thus, it is advisable to remove them before going to bed.
3. Back to the basics.
If your common lip balms don’t help in maintaining your winter lip care routine, use some ghee overnight. Using a thin layer of ghee will give required moisture and will help in healing your chapped lips faster. You can also press a tea bag against your lips, which is believed to prevent them from getting dry. Putting Fresh Milk cream makes lips smooth and soft to give you the perfect smile.
4. Exfoliate and recreate
Exfoliating the dead skin off your lips will make your lips soft by growing new skin. Mix one tablespoon of honey and two tablespoons of sugar and rub it on your lips. Wash it off with lukewarm water. Alternatively, you can also use thick rose petal paste by soaking them overnight. Put it on before you go to bed, and next morning wash it off with water. You’ll get rosy pink lips. (Pun intended)
5. Feed them right
Your skin is the direct reflection of what you eat. Along with outside winter lip care, make sure to correct the inside too. Drink plenty of water, because dehydration is the major cause of dryness of skin. Eat vitamin and mineral rich food, such as vitamin B provides moisture to the skin, Vitamin A helps repair skin tissues. Avoid taking spicy and oily food as they irritate the lips and will make your even more uncomfortable.
Bonus: Use petroleum jelly. Petroleum jelly is anyway known for its uncountable uses, and undoubtedly it is good for your chapped lips too. Apply it before going out, or use it as a base before applying lipstick. It will help protect it from low temperature and heal it faster.
So, ready for having loads of fun and smiles and laughter with your friends this winter?