How to Get Rid of Painful Dry and Cracked Lips
During the colder months, dry, cracked lips are a very common problem that many of us have to deal with, and like most you've spent a tremendous amount of money on lip balms, chap-sticks and ointments that don't seem to work?
Your lips have a very thin surface layer of skin as compared to other parts of your body. The main reason behind chapped lips is the lack of moisture in the skin and around the lips. Making the condition worse during the fall and winter season, is the dry air and frequent exposure to the cold wind.
Understanding what your lips need and how to properly use your lip products will get your lips soft and supple.
How many times a day do you apply your lip balm?
It’s been reported that the average person uses lip balm anywhere from two to 30 times a day. You read that right – 30 times. Lip balm is one of the most important moisturizing products you need for healthy lips, and when applied, it should get your lips smooth and soft instantly. If it’s not than you may need to take a look at the ingredient label on the lip balm you are currently using.
In order to have lip balm work properly, it should include ingredients that act as a barrier to prevent moisture loss, but it also needs to have ingredients that hydrate and draw moisture to them, as well as emollient ingredients that will condition, soften, restore and sooth the lips.
Lip balm has come a long way from good ol’ Vaseline (100% petroleum jelly), which is an oil byproduct that may contain carcinogens (depending on the company’s refining process) and cause allergic reactions. Though it might feel soothing upon application, petroleum jelly is a water-repellant that seals your pores so moisture can’t get in or out; it doesn’t offer your lips anything else. We have a better and healthier alternative for you!
What makes our lip balms the best?
There are dozens of lip balms on the market, and the key to keeping your lips moisturized — without needing to constantly reapply — is finding the right ingredients, and we have exactly what you are looking for! Our vegan lip balms are formulated with a unique blend of lip loving natural ingredients that will penetrate deep to sooth, moisturize, and repair your lips while protecting them from further moisture loss. FIND THEM HERE.
Avocado and Jojoba Oil spenetrate deeply into the lips hydrating and condition them while offering protection against moisture loss.
Sunflower and Castor Oil softens, alleviates dryness, prevents moisture loss and hydrates by drawing moisture to the lips.
Rejuvenating Shea, Cocoa and Kokum Butters restore skin vitality and boost moisture retention while they moisturize and condition, helping to soothe and heal dry, chapped lips.
Carnauba and Candelilla Wax provide lips with the protection they need to prevent moisture loss.
When To Use Lip Balm
Put The Night Time to Good Use! – Getting in the habit of applying your lip balm just before you go to sleep is the best way to use your balm because while you're awake, your lips are in regular use. Not only do you expose them to the various environmental conditions, you also eat, drink, laugh, cough, smile, yawn, and stretch that skin repeatedly, removing any topical treatments you've put on.
So why not fight this off as you sleep?
In the morning, your lips will feel moist and healthy. If you follow this routine nightly, you'll find that your lips will stay moist, requiring less balm throughout the day. It is however, always important to remember to reapply lip balm before extended periods of time outdoors, especiallyduring the winter months.
Under Dry/ Cold Environment – Exposure to wind, sun and cold dry air contributes to chapped, cracked lips by sucking out moisture and damaging skin. Prevent exposure by protecting your lips with a lip balm, before going outside, and reapply regularly while outside. Lip balm will help to restore moisture and seals out from the harsh environment.
Under Air-Conditioned Environment – Long hours in air-conditioned area can make your lips dry. Moisturizing lip balms will easily relief your delicate lips from dryness.
Under Lipstick – Put on some lip balm first before lipstick. Smooth lips will help your lipstick glide on easier and last longer. Lip balm will also form a layer of protection to your lips from the artificial coloring.
Before Sun Exposure – Lips will become dry, cracked, aged and dull-colored due to the harmful UV rays. Since the thin skin on your lips lacks melanin, they burn easily from the sun. Therefore, always put on lip balm with SPF protection when you head outdoors.October 11, 2015 12:00 am