The temperature is gradually dipping and this is bound to take a toll on your lips. Today I am going to share a few tips and tricks for smoother softer lips this winter.
THE DIY LIP SCRUB :
- Using a lip scrub will exfoliate the dead cells away.
- It promotes blood circulation and gives you healthier looking and plumper lips.
- It reduces chapping of lips.
- Mix olive oil, brown sugar and vaseline for a quick DIY lip scrub.
- Honey + brown sugar also makes a wonderful lip scrub.
Take some lip scrub on your finger tips, apply to your lips and gently start exfoliating in circular motion.
Exfoliate the lips for around 2minutes, wash the scrub with water, pat dry and apply your favorite lip balm.
You will instantly have softer smoother healthier lips!
LIP BALM WITH SPF :
The skin on your lips is thin and delicate. Just as it is sensitive to cold and harsh winds, it is also sensitive to sun. Hence instead of opting for regular lip balms without SPF, opt for those with SPF. These lip balms will not only moisturize your lips but will also protect them from the harmful effects of UVA and UVB rays.
STAYING HYDRATED :
In winters we naturally tend to feel less thirsty but staying well hydrated is very important for soft lips. Drink adequate amount of water and increase your fluid intake to beat the effects of the cold weather.
AVOID DRYING LIPSTICKS :
We all love matte lipsticks but most of them are drying and can be quite unforgiving on dry,chapped lips. Avoid matte lipsticks that are drying during winters. Instead opt for lipsticks that have a creamy or glossy finish and are moisturizing.
TINTED LIP BALMS :
I personally prefer and suggest avoiding lipsticks in winters and using tinted lip balms instead. There are several cute colors available in tinted lip balms and they also offer lip moisturizing and protecting benefits.
DESI GHEE / CLARIFIED BUTTER :
Nothing treats chapped lips as well as desi ghee or clarified butter. Apply overnight and you shall wake up to super soft lips!
Hope this post on lip care for winters helps you and you never have to worry about dry,chapped lips again!