08 Oct How to conquer dry and chapped lips once and for all
Dry lips? It’s sometimes something that we just can’t avoid. Lack of humidity in the air during the winter months and frequent sun exposure during summer can be your lips worst nightmare! So how do we go about avoiding this problem or treating dry lips quickly and effectively? With these simple tips you can “kiss” goodbye dryness and say hello to perfectly pouting, kissable lips that Angelina herself will envy.
Did you know that your lips actually don’t have any sebaceous glands? These glands keep your skin moisturised but without these glands, your lips are pretty much on their own. What a scary thought!
LIP BALMS & OINTMENTS
Look at the ingredients listing. You are going to want a balm or an ointment that contains petroleum & dimethicone. Petroleum locks in moisture and dimethicone helps to seal cracks and splits in super dry lips. Ah the relief!
WATER WATER WATER
Now this may seem a bit obvious, our bodies are made up of 60% water on average, so it’s not rocket science that we need to keep up our water intake on a daily basis. If your skin is not getting the sufficient amount of water, the lack of hydration will present itself by turning your skin dry, tight and flaky. This is definitely not ideal for a perfect base for that brand new red lipstick! Who wants flaky red lips? No thanks!
Yes it relieves that sting and may feel like you are helping but in actual fact you are doing the complete opposite. As hard as it is, avoid licking your lips as the saliva you are applying dries out and sucks more moisture from your lips, causing extra dryness and more painful flaking. Ouch!
So which products do we recommend for the ultimate in lip treatments?
Go-To Skincare Lips! RRP $15.00. Containing lanolin, shea butter, apricot kernel oil, beeswax, sweet almond oil, evening primrose oil, vitamin e, pomegranate seed oil, calendula oil, jojoba oil and avocado oil. Go-To is one of our staple “go-to” brands offering pure skin indulgence without any nasties or animal testing of any kind! www.gotoskincare.com
The Body Shop Lip Scuff. RRP $19.00. Helping to remove dead skin, this gentle lip exfoliant is ideal for everyday use. Containing vitamin e, coconut oil, peppermint oil and community fair trade marula oil. Your lips will love you again! www.thebodyshop.com
Thankyou Water Thankyou was established in 2008 in response to the World Water Crisis. At that time, over 900 million people didn’t have access to safe drinking water on a daily basis, yet the Australian bottled water industry was worth an estimated $600 million a year! So the team helped us all do something about it. We highly recommend Thankyou and all of their amazing products. Visit them at www.thankyou.co