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CHAPPED FOREVERMORE? | THE BEST 5 WAYS TO MAINTAIN LUSCIOUS LIPS

CHAPPED FOREVERMORE? | THE BEST 5 WAYS TO MAINTAIN LUSCIOUS LIPS

SO, you've ditched the petroleum and otherwise not-so-great ingredient containing lip products and have started the journey to natural.

It's a whole new world!

You bask gleefully, worry- free!...and then.....WAIT.
 
Your lips are STILL CHAPPED!

WHAT DOES THIS MEAN!?

Although the lips are one of the fastest heaing areas on the body, they are highly sensitive.

Just as any other area of your skin reacts to chemicals, allergies or dry conditions - your lips are just as susceptible!

Here are some factors that may be contributing to your dry lip woes:

HYDRATION

During the cooler months we have the double whammy of brisk air and central heating.

Enter itchy dry skin AND lips!

Drink more water and run a humidifier during this period to lessons lip irritation due to low humidity.

LIP LICKING

Often we think that licking our lips will moisturize them - even if temporarily.

While saliva does contain water, the enzymes within break food down as you eat and is actually the preliminary stage in the digestion process!

For lips that's No Bueno. 

Once in awhile, is fine. Consistently, very irritating.

If you use delicious tasting balms or glosses, they may have inadvertently perpetuated this habit. Consider ditching them.

ALLERGENS / CONTACT DERMATITIS

I love Love LOVE lip colour.

When I go out, I still wear it even though no-one can see it underneath my mask (simple pandemic pleasures).

However, I find some long-wear brands irritate my lips for days after removal.
No matter how much I moisturize, I have peeling lips for a couple days at least.

Examine the products you use!
The one you love might be the culprit.

MEDICAL

Not feeling so great, perhaps achy all over?
Medical conditions or currently taking medication? This may be a contributing factor. When your body is fighting for you, your lips are low on the list of priorities. Increase your water consumption and moisturize often.

BALM ON CHAPPED LIPS

The best use of a balm is on moisturized lips.

Sounds counter-intuitive, but balms are meant to SEAL in moisture, not provide moisture like a lotion would for your skin.

For best results, apply balms after coming out of the shower, or after application of a lightweight natural moisturizer like aloe vera gel.
In a pinch, simply wet with water before balm application!

If your lips have built up dead skin, try exfoliating with a cloth in the shower - GENTLY! Whatever isn't removed easily should be left alone - yes annoying I know - but how many times have peeling your lips resulted in bleeding?
Too much exfoliation can do more harm than good.

Do any of these tips resonate with you? Let me know below!


Love those lips!



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