Skin health is a blessing and we should take care of it the most. We can’t live satisfactorily with any sort of problem because it would keep irritating or hurting us unless we get rid of it. These skin diseases are super uncomfortable and I think they must be quickly diagnosed and treated because they might go worse with time and then cause you more trouble. The most common thing all of us experience especially in winter is cracked or chapped lips. We often breathe through our mouths and the air that we exhale has bacteria in it that stick to our lips. Plus, the air eliminates the natural moisture on our lips making them dry and chappy. And as the condition gets worse, they become cracked and start hurting.
Lips are a super prominent part of our face and I don’t know how someone would bear dried lips when they know everyone is noticing them. So if you notice such a condition, you must be careful from then on. Let me tell you some ways you can get rid of dry lips and make them look moisty and beautiful again.
Stop Licking Your Lips
I know it’s kind of an involuntary action because we don’t know when we’re doing it. It’s like we can’t control it. But it’s not always the case. If we want to do something, then we have to make some efforts as well. Just make sure that you are aware of your actions and then you can control licking your lips. The reason why this will work is that when saliva gets on your lips, it evaporates quicker than the natural moisture. So if you lick your lips, you’re actually making them dry out more and faster. So stop it, please.
Favored Lip Balms Are A No-No
Ok, my lips are dry, now what should I do? Let’s get a good lip balm. *applies on lips* ahh it doesn’t taste good… I should get a flavored one next time. And that is where the person makes a mistake. Flavored lip balms are only going to tempt you into tasting it so whenever you’ll apply them, you’ll probably want to lick your lips and as I said, don’t do it because this is causing you trouble. And don’t buy low-quality lip balms as well. The good brands that make lip balms make sure that they buy lip balm packaging boxes from companies like Dawn Printing. So if the packaging looks and feels good and enticing, then those are the lip balms you should get.
Cover Your Mouth
This is important. You see, in winters, the cold air is super disadvantageous to your skin, especially your lips. You must make sure that whenever you go out, you cover your mouth with a scarf or something like that. Of course, you have the ideas on how to get your mouth covered and still look attractive, don’t you?
It’s Summer… Use Sunscreen
Yeah, please do it for the sake of moisturized and beautiful-looking lips. Summer is the season when we want to go to the beach and enjoy ourselves there but the only thing that stops us is the sun. Too much of it is super bad for your skin especially for the sensitive skin of lips. You need to make sure that you apply some sunscreen of SPF at least 15 so your lips wouldn’t be affected by the sun rays.
Drink plenty of water. This is the most common tip that you will see everywhere whether it is related to bodybuilding, fat loss, mass gain, skin problems, etc. Water is the need of our body and if we don’t drink enough of it daily, the chances of body-related problems will rise and the lips will start to dry for sure. Chapped or cracked lips are the main cause of dehydration. Make sure that you drink at least 12 full glasses of water daily so you could get those beautiful lips.
Exfoliate Your Lips
When the lips get dry, it clearly means that the skin isn’t getting enough moisture to make the cells live anymore. The dry skin is actually a layer of dead skin cells that you must remove to reveal the new, alive, and moist skin hiding under it. For that, you can take some sugar and make a thick paste with water. Make sure that you don’t resolve the sugar in it because you have to rub the paste on your lips so the dead skin cells are removed. Remember, you shouldn’t attempt to remove skin that isn’t dead because that would definitely cause bleeding and pain.
Use Petroleum Jelly
Petroleum jelly gives lots of hope and it actually helps in preventing dry lips. It acts as a moisturizer and once applied, your lips will start to feel moist and more beautiful. You should apply it on your lips and leave it overnight. After you wash your face, you will see a clear result that your lips aren’t dry anymore.
Make yourself look more attractive by taking good care of your lips. Prevent them from drying out because you don’t want to face the consequences if you don’t. Make sure that you drink plenty of water daily and use moisturizers and lip balms to treat your lips on a regular basis. And yes, stop licking your lips, you’re making them more prone to dryness and damage. Stay healthy!