Way to Take Care of Your Lips Naturally
Anyone who knows me knows I am a bit of a lip balm addict. I have tubes and pots of the stuff all over my house, in my car, and even at work. I’m always applying it to my lips and never without it. Lately, I’ve been trying to find ways to take care of my lips naturally, without using all of those chemical-filled lip balms. And there are quite a few natural ways to take care of your lips! So if you’re interested in learning more, keep reading.
How to keep your lips healthy and hydrated with a natural lip care routine
Your lips are one of the most sensitive parts of your body, and they need special care to stay healthy and look their best. Here are some natural methods you can use to take care of your lips:
- Keep them hydrated
One of the best things you can do for your lips is to keep them hydrated. This means drinking plenty of water and using lip balm or Vaseline to keep them moisturized. You can also make your own lip balm home with natural ingredients like beeswax, coconut oil, and shea butter.
- Exfoliate regularly
Just like the rest of your skin, your lips need to be exfoliated regularly to remove dead skin cells and keep them looking smooth and soft. You can make your lip scrub home with sugar, honey, and olive oil or buy a natural lip scrub from the store.
- Protect them from the sun
Your lips are just as susceptible to sun damage as the rest of your skin, so it’s important to protect them when you’re out in the sun. Use a lip balm or Vaseline containing SPF, and stay in the shade as much as possible.
- Don’t smoke
Smoking is bad for your health, but it’s also one of the worst things you can do for your lips. It can cause them to become dry, wrinkled, and discolored. If you smoke, quitting is the best thing you can do for your lips (and overall health).
- See a dermatologist
If you have persistent problems with your lips, such as dryness, cracked skin, or discoloration, it’s a good idea to see a dermatologist. They can prescribe medicated lip balms or ointments to help improve your lips’ condition.
How to get rid of dry lips: a lip care routine for chapped lips
If you’re dealing with dry, chapped lips, don’t despair! You can do a few things to get rid of those pesky flakes and restore your lips to their soft, smooth glory.
First, make sure you’re drinking plenty of water. This will help keep your lips hydrated from the inside out.
Next, take a look at your lip care routine. Are you using a lip balm that contains petroleum or other harsh ingredients? If so, ditch it! These ingredients can worsen dryness and irritation. Instead, opt for a natural lip balm with beeswax or Shea butter. Apply it liberally throughout the day, and be sure to reapply after eating or drinking.
Finally, give your lips some extra TLC by exfoliating them once or twice a week. This will help get rid of dead skin cells and allow your lip balm to penetrate more deeply. You can use a store-bought lip scrub or make your own by mixing sugar with a little olive oil or coconut oil. Gently massage the mixture onto your lips in circular motions, then rinse it with warm water.
With a little care and attention, you can say goodbye to dry, chapped lips for good!