This week temperatures have really started to drop in the UK, and cold weather means one thing – dry skin. The skin on our lips is particularly susceptible as it has very few oil glands and can therefore get dry, sore and flakey easily.
To help you keep your lips hydrated and happy all winter, take a look at these easy tips:
Use a lip scrub
Scrubbing your lips a couple of times a week will help to remove dead, dry skin to avoid that dreaded flakey look. Make your own lip scrub with a pinch of granulated sugar mixed with olive oil.
Be careful of cleansers
The cleansers you use on your face may not be great for your lips – especially if they contain ingredients designed to regulate oil production such as benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid. Coat your lips with a layer of protective lip balm before cleansing to avoid dry-out.
Keep a lip balm to hand
Keep one in your bag and another on your desk at work. Knowing you have a lip balm nearby will prompt you to use it more and will help to keep your lips supple and soft. Read our blog to find out our top five lip balms.
Protect from irritating foods
Spicy and salty foods can irritate the skin on your lips, making them sore and dry. Coat them in a non-flavoured lip balm before you eat to avoid this.
When the wind picks up, cover your mouth with your scarf. Cold wind breaks down your skin’s protective barrier and can make it more prone to dryness, your scarf will provide a temporary barrier.
Change your lipstick
We know matte lipsticks are ‘in’ right now, but switching to creamier formulas will really help to boost moisture.
If your winter skin is in need of some TLC you may want to book yourself in for a facial. Use our advanced search feature to find a beautician near you.
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