Whether you’re battling winter storms or dealing with drier temperatures, it’s a necessity to keep your lips healthy. Try these tips to maintain a soft, kissable pucker.
Scrub it Off
A lip scrub is a great way to slough off any dead, dry skin on your lips. Try LUSH Mint Julips or Fresh Sugar Lip Polish. In a pinch? Try mixing together some coconut oil and granulated sugar for a quick DIY lip scrub.
Choose Your Lip Balms Wisely
Did you know some lip balms contain ingredients that can actually dry your lips out further? Avoid petroleum and mineral oil, and opt for naturally hydrating ingredients like beeswax, shea butter and coconut oil. Booya’s Picks: eos Smooth Sphere Lip Balm and Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm. If you’re wearing a lipstick, apply a layer of balm first to keep your lips moisturized.
Protect Your Pucker
The weather can have a huge impact on the health of your lips. If you’re headed out into cold, windy weather, try wearing a scarf over your lips to protect them from the elements. And, anytime you head outside, put on a lip balm with SPF (yes, even in the winter!). Try Kiss My Face Sport Lip Balm SPF 30 or Alba Botanicals Mineral Tinted Lip Balm SPF 15 for when you want a touch of color.
When you’re hydrated, your lips are plump and pink. If you’re experiencing chronically dry lips, take a look at your water consumption to make sure you’re drinking enough.
Up the Vitamin B and E
For healthy skin and lips, vitamin B and E are paramount. The best sources? Find B vitamins in dairy products, meat, nuts and lentils. E vitamins are found in vegetable oils, nuts and seeds.
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