As face coverings have become part of our everyday life, many people are suffering from drier lips than ever. Although you may not be wearing your lovely lipstick any more, that’s no reason to forget about naturally caring for dry lips. With our lips lacking fresh air and rubbing underneath masks, the chapped lips struggle is real! Fortunately, there are a few steps you can take to help care for and treat your lips. Read on to learn how you can nourish your skin and banish dry lips.
Exfoliate Your Lips
Regular exfoliation can help improve the look and feel of your skin, while also removing dry, dead skin. For the lips, freshly exfoliated skin will also allow products to penetrate the epidermis better, delivering moisture where it’s needed. However, as this is a very sensitive area, it’s best to leave exfoliation for every 2-3 weeks. If your lips really need a lot of care, you can exfoliate a maximum of once a week. To exfoliate, apply a bit of sugar (or a lip scrub) on your lips and gently massage for 1-2 minutes.
Remember to Hydrate
Once you’ve exfoliated your lips, it’s time to give your skin some serious hydration. The products that you use during this stage should not only lock moisture in, but also hydrate the skin. Any products that include jojoba or olive oil, which have oleic acids, will work perfectly. Oleic acids will ensure that the skin is deeply hydrated, giving you hours of hydration without needing to reapply. Ideally, you should only need to reapply every 3-4 hours to give your lips enough time to drink in the moisture.
Consider a Night Time Mask
It can be tedious remembering to reapply products during the day. So, if you find that you’re too busy for this dry lips treatment in your daytime routine, then save it for before bed. Using a mask during your bedtime skincare routine will ensure that the product is undisturbed while you sleep. Applying a hydrating lip mask before bed will also have you waking up with lips that are soft to the touch. Just be sure to be careful with your pillow, as you may want to use a towel the first night to ensure your lip mask doesn’t stain!
Use SPF During the Day
When our skin is dry or irritated, it is much more sensitive to the sun. Anyone struggling with dry lips or broken skin should be conscious of applying SPF during the day. Of course, you’ll want to use a product that is specially designed for the lips, such as a lip balm with sun protection. The choice is yours, but we highly recommend this step, since sun damage can be very painful and even more so for dry skin. By using SPF, you will protect your lips from burning and prevent any more damage to the skin.
Choose Moisturising Lipsticks and Glosses
Go ahead, break out your lippie! Simply because you’ve got dry lips doesn’t mean you should avoid your beloved lipstick or lip gloss. However, this is a great time to make sure that the products you’re using help your skin and give it the moisture it needs. Products that offer vitamins and hydrating oils or butters (like shea or cocoa) will naturally soothe and nourish lips. Plus, they’ll make you look fab while also protecting your lips!
Don’t let dry lips stop you from enjoying yourself; use these tips to bring out your naturally beautiful lips! If you are searching for more information about natural cosmetics, be sure to check out our eBooks and follow WapoBeauty on Instagram. The launch sale for the new Natural Skincare in 21 Formulas eBook is still on, so take advantage of this special price! As always, you can find comprehensive skincare lessons in our Complete Facial Skincare Online Course for Beginners and discover how to make professional, safe, and stable natural beauty products. We invite you to enrol in the course where you will learn how to make a luxurious Hyaluronic acid serum, cleanser, cream, face mask, moisturiser, gel, lotion, serum, toner, mist, exfoliant, elixir, ointment and fresh cosmetics.
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Ashuni Pérez is an American writer based in Valencia, Spain. She has a passion for natural beauty and the environment. Ashuni loves to cycle and drink smoothies in the sun. Follow her on Instagram at @ashuuuuni.