Lips have an annoying habit of getting dry, flaky, and chapped. This can be both painful and unattractive. However, it’s also easy to get rid of. Read on to discover five easy tips to take care of your lips and keep them looking and feeling smooth and soft.
Your lips–they help you talk, kiss, and–with a coat of your favorite lipstick–show off your style! But lips also require some special love. We rounded up some tips on how to take care of your lips winter and beyond.
Because you’re well-versed in the importance of taking care of your skin, your medicine cabinet is likely stocked with cleansers, serums, creams, sunscreens, and masks. But what if we told you there’s one glaring feature on your face that you’re probably not giving enough love to? We’re talking about your lips.
Invest in a good lip balm
Not all lip balms are created equal! Skin the bargain bin and invest in something that features natural oils, antioxidants, and a healthy dose of SPF. Lips can burn and develop skin cancer like any other part of the body, so be sure you’re protecting them!
Take care of the skin AROUND the lips
The area around the lips can be just as sensitive as the lips themselves and are also prone to wrinkling. Apply your clear or sheer lip balm to the perimeter around your mouth, not just your lips, to keep them protected.
BONUS: The skin around your eyes is similar in sensitivity and thickness to the skin around your lips, which means there are many anti-aging products that target both areas, giving you more bang for your buck. We like Bio Jouvance Eye and Lip Wrinkle Filler.
Make lips part of your nighttime routine
We often swipe on lip balm on the go or when lips are feeling dry, but don’t forget to apply before bed! A rich coat will work overnight to keep your lips moisturized and ready to take on the next day.
Heal eczema by observing your beauty routine. The American Academy of Dermatologists suggest that the most common reason for lip eczema is an allergic reaction. This could be from your shampoo, lipstick, face wash, or even toothpaste.
- To heal eczema, try removing one product from your routine for about a week. If your lips start to clear up from a removal of a product, you can best guess that was the cause of the irritation.