Be it the hot summer days or the cold winter nights, the climate of the world remains unforgiving. Our body has grown accustomed to dealing with these harsh weather conditions over time with the help of various products and of course, appropriate clothes for the appropriate season. However, have we ever thought about the damage that the one body part which remains uncovered all throughout the year endures? That’s right, I am talking about our lips. They are that body part which has the thinnest layer of skin covering them yet they are the ones which are the least taken care of. Negligence in their care causes our lips to lose their beautiful pink color and they end up damaged and chapped. So here are some tips that will make you realize that not only is the care of lips easy but also very important.
Water is essential to consume for various purposes, soft lips being one of them. The more water you consume, the more hydrated your lips will be, the softer they will become.
(Pro Tip – Water also helps in weight loss. It makes our body feel full which makes us eat less and in turn helps in reducing weight.)
Just like our body, our lips also accumulate a layer of dead cells which are the results of various environmental and lifestyle choices. The dead cells need to be removed in order to allow for the regeneration of collagen that works to maintain the shape and fullness of the lips. By not removing these dead skin cells, we expose our lips to the danger of lip discoloration. Here is the recipe for a simple lip exfoliating scrub :
– 1 tbsp. brown sugar
– 1 tbsp. coconut oil
– ½ tbsp. honey
(It should be thick yet you should be able to transfer it easily into a container. Add more honey if required.)
Choose a Lip balm with SPF
The skin of our lips is extremely thin and hence is more prone to be subjected to severe consequences of extreme climatic conditions. If the UV rays are enough to give us skin problems like sunburn and tanning, our lips don’t stand a chance in front of the suns harsh rays. A lip balm which is moisturizing and contains SPF as well should be the two criterion you have for choosing a lip balm. Some lip balms with a good SPF are listed below :
– Biotique Bio Morning Nectar Lightening Lip Balm – SPF 30
–Nature’s Essence Nature’s Lip Balm – SPF 30
– Natio Aromatherapy Moisturizing Lip Balm – SPF 30
– Maybelline Baby Lips – SPF 20
Reduce Caffeine intake
It is essential to reduce caffeine intake if you want the promise of softer and pinker lips. Caffeinated drinks make your mouth dry and in turn, end up dehydrating our lips. The temperature of the caffeinated drinks if hot, can cause the skin of our lips to get slightly burnt and over time can cause darkening of lips.
I hope these tips come in handy and help you reach the goal of softer, pinker and more moisturized lips!
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