Winter is officially here. Whilst the weather has been pretty mild for most of October, it’s only bound to get worse.
Which of course plays havoc with our skin, particularly our lips. Dry, chapped lips can occur at any point in the year, but we’re more susceptible to them from here on out.
Lips are more likely to get dry and stay dry because unlike the rest of your skin, they have no oil and sweat glands. So, although they do use moisture from the surrounding skin, there’s not always enough to go around.
You can do the following things to make sure that you don’t suffer this winter:
- Don’t lick your lips, it will only cause more chapping.
- If you’re a lip licker, make sure that you don’t also bite your lips. Doing this removes the protective layer which causes further drying.
- Use a lip balm or petroleum jelly to keep lips supple. Try Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturising Lip Balm, the smell alone will make you want to keep re-applying. Leaving you with beautiful, supple lips.
- If you’re wearing lipstick, opt for creamy textures rather than matte. These will help to keep the lips moisturised.
- Try to breathe through your nose instead of your mouth as this will prevent your breath from drying out your lips.
- Staying hydrated will also keep your lips full of moisture. You should be aiming for at least eight glasses of water a day. You should know this by now.