Winter can be harsh on your skin, especially your lips. Unlike the rest of your skin, your lips don’t have oil glands. This makes them more susceptible to drying out in cold weather. Here are some effective tips to keep your lips moist and healthy all winter long.
One of the simplest yet most overlooked ways to keep your lips moist is by staying hydrated. Drinking plenty of water ensures that your body, including your skin and lips, gets the hydration it needs. Remember, dehydration often shows first on your lips.
Choose the Right Lip Balm
Invest in a good quality lip balm or chapstick that contains hydrating ingredients like beeswax, shea butter, coconut oil, or almond oil. Try to avoid lip balms with camphor, eucalyptus, and menthol, which can dry out your lips even more. Apply lip balm regularly throughout the day, especially before going out in cold weather and before bed.
Gently exfoliating your lips can help remove dead skin cells and promote smoother, more absorbent skin. You can use a soft toothbrush or a homemade sugar scrub for this. But make sure to be gentle and don’t overdo it. The skin on your lips is very delicate.