Maintaining hydrated, supple lips can be challenging in the hot dry weather. I know too well the papery feeling of dry, chapped lips- and the flaky effect after the lipstick. From my research, I discovered that lip skin has 3-5 layers compared to the rest of the body and it contains no protective layers of sweat and oil. I’ll share a few tips I have tried on how you too can rescue your lips.
- Drinking a lot of water plays a role in keeping your skin soft and supple. Limit spicy, salty and citrusy foods as they’re known to dry out lips.
- Licking your lips is a no-no. As the saliva evaporates, it draws moisture out of your lips, causing them to dry out even faster.
- Use lip balms that seal in moisture and help to keep your lips hydrated regularly throughout the day such as shea butter, coconut, jojoba or almond oils
- If you are a lipstick person like myself, you can prevent chapped lips from developing overnight by applying lip balm before going to be
- And maybe if your condition is serious, you can switch to a non-fragrance version. It could be you are allergic to an ingredient in the product.