Cold, wind, changes in temperature, sun; they are the main enemies of our lips and those responsible for them drying out and cracking, especially during winter. That is why it is now when we should most pamper them, following a simple daily ritual.
Hydrate lips: It is the first commandment for your lips to resist inclement weather. The skin that covers them is especially sensitive and needs that protective barrier that an intensive repairing balm gives us. Apply a good coat several times a day, especially before bed. Like the skin of the face, that of the lips uses the night to regenerate and nourish itself in depth.
Exfoliate lips: Do you carry out this beauty routine on your skin? And why not on your lips? You will be able to eliminate dead cells and regenerate the skin very easily in just 5 minutes. Get a specific brush or use a toothbrush with soft bristles. Rub your lips in a circular motion without applying pressure to avoid irritating them, and then wash them with plenty of water. Repeat this operation once a week.
Protect lips from the sun: In both summer and winter, lips need protection against harmful ultraviolet rays. For this reason, experts recommend using a high sunscreen stick throughout the year. Apply it regularly, especially if you are going to practice outdoor sports such as skiing.
Avoid exposing lips directly to the cold: Although it may seem very obvious, it is important to remember that a scarf or handkerchief can be great allies. Use them as a barrier, to protect your lips from exposure to the cold when you go outside.
Protect lips from fever: Chapped lips are more prone to reactivation of the cold sore virus during. If you are one of those who tend to suffer outbreaks during this time, use a topical antiviral treatment, with which you will slow its progression and shorten the healing process.
Also hydrate from within: During the winter months the cold air tends to remove moisture from your skin and lips, causing them to dry out and crack. Something as simple as drinking water throughout the day can become a great ally, so it is essential to always have a bottle at hand. The minimum recommended amount of water is two litres per day.
Never wet lips with saliva: When lips are cut and dry, we tend to moisten them with our own saliva to try to notice instant relief. However, this habit is only going to dry them out and crack them further. Banish it as soon as possible and always have an intensive repairing balm on hand.