Are the winter elements wrecking havoc on your lips? Considering the cold temperatures outside and the dry, hot air inside, it’s no wonder our lips are dry, peeling and cracked. It’s just not a good look. I must admit that dry lips are a huge problem for me. Always has been. That’s why I pay special attention to them.
If your lips are singing the winter blues, there are ways to bring back your pretty.
Vitamin E oil is one of the best ways to combat dry skin. It doesn’t take much to be effective. Once a day I use 1 vitamin E capsule to hit the dry areas on my face, lips and cuticles. Vitamin E is known to be effective in improving the texture of skin, healing wounds and stretch marks. Although Vitamin E is considered to be a wonder drug, you don’t want to overdo it. Be sure to use it in very small doses.
Lip Scrubs. There’s never a better time than the dead of winter to get rid of the dead, chapped skin on your lips. The absolute best way to get rid of that skin is exfoliation. Lip scrubs use to power of an exfoliant (like sugar) and oil. This dynamic duo works to gently scrub away the dry skin and moisturize the remaining skin. Coco Michelle Beauty Essentials offers an array of sugar scrubs which work extremely well on lips. When using a lip scrub, be careful not to scrub too hard. You don’t want to break the skin.
Lip Butters. I love lip gloss but sometimes I find that I have to lay off of it when I have really dry lips and just stick with lip butters. Never leave your house without a moisturizing lip balm. And, when you buy a lip balm be sure to check out the list of ingredients. The list should include Shea, Cocoa Butter and Vitamin E. Shea butter and cocoa butter are extremely moisturizing. Not only do they help repair chapped lips they also help prevent your lips from getting overly dry in the first place. You should use lip butters throughout the day and especially be sure to use them before you go to bed. As soon as you get up in the morning use your wash cloth (or lip scrub) to lightly exfoliate your lips. Of course I would be remiss if I didn’t shamelessly plug myself….Coco Michelle Beauty Essentials sells a nice lip butter for only $4.00!