Lip care is an important part of daily facial care. Especially people with sensitive skin should pay attention to lip care.
Causes of dry lips? There are many. However, during the cold winter months, the change between cool outside temperatures and warm, dry, heated indoor air plays a role. Since the skin on the lips is much more sensitive and thinner than on the rest of the body, it is also especially vulnerable.
1. Lip scrub
When peeling the lips, dead skin cells are removed, the lips become soft and receptive to care.
Lip peel comes either in stick form or in a small container, applied evenly to the lips in a circular motion, and can have a peeling effect by rubbing the upper and lower lips against each other.
You can also incorporate gentle lip exfoliation into your daily brushing routine. In addition to brushing your teeth, brush your lips lightly to remove dead skin cells. Then apply a good lip balm.
2. Rich care
Persistent lips require careful care, especially in winter. Exfoliated lips can be sufficiently moisturized with lip oil or lip balm to make them soft and supple.
An oily and moisturizing base is important in care. Then caring additives such as chamomile are added to it.
3. Home remedies for dry lips
If you don’t have a care stick handy, you can also use proven home remedies for chapped lips. For example, a face mask made from honey and cottage cheese, olive oil, or avocado is among the tested (but unproven) insider tips.
4. Makeup and care in one
When it comes to lipstick and lip gloss, it’s best to use products that also provide moisture and care to the lips. Most do.
By the way, a nourishing lip scrub can be a great way to prep your lips for an even application of lipstick and lip gloss.
5. Avoid saliva
Who doesn’t know this? With dry and chapped lips, we are tempted to wet them with our tongue. Often completely unconscious. Unfortunately, the relief is short-lived, and then even has the opposite effect.
What for? Evaporating, saliva dries lips even more. In addition, the lips are even more degreased by saliva.
6. Sufficient sun protection
The skin of the lips has no pigment and therefore no natural sun protection. So also in winter: take care of sufficient protection from the sun. Lip tan can happen quickly, especially in the presence of reflective snow.
This not only damages the skin, but also makes the lips dry, chapped and brittle, and in the worst case, even open.
7. Drink enough
Make sure that there is enough moisture inside. After all, if you do not drink for a long time, the fluid balance in the body will drop. The result can be dry skin and dry lips.
At least one and a half to two liters per day is recommended – preferably water or unsweetened tea.
8. Sufficient humidity in living quarters.
Heated air is dry air. And it also dries out the skin, especially sensitive lips. Therefore, take care of sufficient humidity, especially in the bedroom and living room. For example, with a damp cloth over a heater or humidifiers.
9. Important Vitamins
Brittle and dry lips can also be caused by a vitamin deficiency. Vitamin B2, in particular, should counteract this. It is found in whole grains, cabbage, broccoli, as well as dairy products and meats.
10. Eliminate Allergies
If you constantly suffer from dry lips, you should clarify possible allergies, especially to food or pollen. Although extremely rare, it should be taken into account.