Now that the weather is turning cold, it is time to start thinking about how you will care for your skin during the winter months. While most people spend this time worrying about their faces, the sensitive skin on your lips should actually be one of your primary concerns. There are a few simple things that anyone can do to avoid cracked, sore lips as the cold weather moves in.
Exfoliate the Skin on Your Lips
We know that using an exfoliator to remove dead cells from your face is essential to your skin health. It is important not to skip this vital step when you are taking care of your lips. There are many lip scrubs available that will remove dead cells from your lips, leaving them smooth and ready to absorb any other products that you might use to protect them. Most exfoliators for the lips are mechanical, meaning that they use beads, sugar, or salts to work away the dead cells.
Keep Moisturizer on You All the Time
The best thing that you can do for your lips during the winter months is to moisturize them constantly. The easiest way to do this is with a chap stick or any other lip balm that you may find. It is recommended that you keep a lip moisturizer with you wherever you go, having one in your purse, one in your car, one in your bedside and so on. Having access to lip balms the moment you feel your lips becoming dehydrated is the best way to avoid further issues such as cracked and peeling lips.
Add Balm to Your Bedtime Routine
No matter what steps you take, it is likely that your lips are going to experience some degree of dehydration during the winter months. This is why you must take advantage of any time that you have to heal and soothe them. Start applying a lip balm as part of your nightly skin care routine. This will allow your lips to heal while you are sleeping so that the damage does not build up as the winter days pass. In addition to your normal chap stick, there are many balms with additional healing properties that are best for bedtime use.
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