Winter is just around the corner and the dryness of the weather is enough proof that it is almost here. The loss of humidity in the air causes the skin and hair to dry up faster than usual. This leads to dull, damaged skin and hair strands. We take a lot of effort to protect our hair and skin from the harsh winter dryness, but do we equally care about the chapped lips? If the answer to it is 'no', then it is time to start caring for your lips as well. Lips are the softest part of our face, delicate and more prone to dryness as they have no glands to produce moisture. They need to be cared for more intensely for this reason. We have curated a list of a few tips to keep in mind to keep your lips soft and plump this winter season.
7 Easy Lip Care Tips To Follow This Winter
1. Avoid Lip Balms With Certain Ingredients
Certain ingredients like menthol, eucalyptus and camphor can cause dryness of the lips which means they will cause the lips to soften only for a short time and the lips will chap out later. So avoid these ingredients in your lip balms.
2. Follow Night Lip Care Routine
Follow a pre-fixed lip care routine which includes scrubbing and moisturising before going to bed at night. When the body is at rest at night, maximum restorative and regenerative processes take place which causes the lips to absorb these ingredients better.
3. Check For Oils In Your Lip Balm
Choose a lip balm which is enriched with oil or glycerin. Oils are the best winter ingredients as they protect your lips from drying out for a longer duration.
4. Keep Yourself Hydrated
We know that the fluid intake is at its minimal in the colder weather conditions. So be conscious about your daily water intake and fluid levels as dehydration is yet another reason for chapped, dry lips.
5. Don't Lick
We may feel that licking our lips will keep them moisturised but on the contrary, the process can cause the lips to dry out further. The enzymes present in the saliva digests food and can irritate lips.
6. Include Vitamins In Your Diet
In order to have soft, supple and plump lips, include vitamins and minerals in your diet. Eating foods enriched with vitamin A, especially egg yolk, apricots, spinach and cabbage can naturally soften the lips.
7. Treat Damaged Lips Immediately
Do not overlook damaged, chapped lips. Try to find ways to treat them immediately. If you let the lips dry out further, they become harder and uncomfortable to treat and even cause lip-bleeding.
Take care of your lips in the best possible manner this winter season.