Thursday, February 09, 2012

SOS - Chapped lips!


Oh baby it’s cold outside!


Cold weather can be very harsh on the skin, especially our lips.  Chapped lips are unattractive and sometimes can be painful.

Here are some tips on how to prevent and/or treat chapped lips:


1.  Drink plenty of water.  Your lips dry out because you are dehydrated.  Drink decaffeinated herbal teas if you feel that water is too cold to drink.

2.  Remove dead skin. 

These are methods I use to exfoliate my lips:
  • Toothbrush method: Use a soft bristled toothbrush to exfoliate - be gentle!  You can apply lip balm before rubbing with the toothbrush.  Do not do this every day.
  • Wash-cloth method: Get a wash-cloth and run it under some warm water.  Make sure it is not too hot, and then squeeze it out to remove excess water.  Rub the wash-cloth over your lips.  Don't rub them too hard. 

3.  Sleep with the lip balm on your lips overnight.  I keep my favourite lip balm on my bedside table and apply it every night.

4.  Never lick your lips.  Saliva is acidic (to help dissolve food) and therefore dehydrates your lips even more.

5.  Make sure you always carry a lip balm with you.  Remember to re-apply throughout the day.

XOXO
Euphrasie85

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