How to Get Rid of Dry Lips
The ever-changing temperature ; pollution; the wind, the sun .... all these have an effect on our skin, particularly the sensitive and delicate lip area, though there are many causes for dry lips. At certain times of year, especially in winter or summer, lips often crack and look dry, dehydrated and dull. Cracked lips can also sting and can be extremely uncomfortable and, with this in mind, we at oneHOWTO will provide some top tips on how to get rid of dry lips so that your lips look lusciously smooth all year round.
To get rid of dry lips you should always keep your lips hydrated, it's particularly important during extreme temperatures. Always carry around some Vaseline or some lip balm.
If you don't have any lip balm or chapstick on you, there are some natural moisturizers that you can use too.
During the summer use a lip balm with SPF, especially if you intend to spend the day outside in the sun. This will keep your mouth in good condition, healthy and free from cracks and discomfort.
If you're a girl, avoid long-lasting lipsticks at all costs, because, although these retain their color for longer, they severely dry out lips. Choose creamier lipsticks to retain moisture.
If you have dry lips, do not try to moisten them with your tongue because, despite feeling some immediate relief, when the saliva dries, your mouth will be even more dehydrated. The best thing to do is to keep your moisturizing lip balm at hand and use it frequently throughout the day.
If your lips are chapped, you should use a soft-bristle toothbrush to lightly exfoliate them, or alternatively a damp towel, to remove the dry skin. Do this at night and follow with a deep moisturizer. Do it delicately because, at times, the condition of the lips is so poor that this will only damage them further.
For more tips on lip exfoliation read our article How to exfoliate lips at home with natural remedies.
Heating and air conditioning can also be the cause for dry lips, so make sure you don't use them for too long and avoid extreme temperatures.
There's nothing more sensual and attractive than a plump, well-hydrated, luscious pair of lips. Take care of yours well for that instant sex appeal! This is we we also advise you to check out our article on how to prevent chapped lips naturally!
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