Chapped lips are one of the most commons problems of winter Here is a complete guide that will explain which tips you should and should not follow.
What are Chapped Lips?
Chapped lips are irritated, dry, and peeling lips caused by disruption of the outer skin layer and inflammation. But one thing that you need to understand is that chapped lips are not something that only occurs in winter. The only way to treat or heal your lips is to take special care of them.
Symptoms of Chapped Lips
- Cracks, flaking, or peeling
- Burning, tingling or stinging
Causes of Chapped Lips
Here are various factors that can make your lips chapped these include:
- Dry weather
- Lack of oil glands in lips
- Dry air indoors
- Using irritating lipsticks or lip balms
- Not moisturising or hydrating your lips enough
- Using harsh or drying products like menthol, salicylic acid, or camphor on lips
- Not drinking enough water
- Excessive licking, touching, or picking your lips
- Too much exposure to the sun
- Holding metal with the lips
Here is a do list that you can follow to prevent your lips from getting chapped:
1. Use lip balm
Using a good lip balm is a key element to preventing lips from getting chapped. A good balm will keep your lips dry, soft, and smooth. You should choose a high-quality lip balm that is high in emollients. Therefore, you should check the ingredient list before buying the lip balm.
After selecting a good quality lip balm it’s important to apply it more often, especially before applying lipstick or lip gloss, it will give your lips a soft smooth look. If you want to keep your lips soft and protected you need to reapply it frequently, usually six to eight times a day. Always keep the lip balm with you while traveling.
3. Protect your lips even when you are outside
But when was the last time you remembered to extend that UV protection to your lips? After all, they need it just as much as any other part of your skin. Think about it: Your lips are constantly exposed to the sun when you’re outside. Even broad-brimmed hats can fall short of fully shading them. That’s why you might want to consider swapping your go-to lip balm for one with the added benefit of sun protection. MaGéAu Naturel lip balm has a SPF in it that will protect your lips from UV rays and from all types of harsh weather.
4. Drink a lot of water
Water is essential for all skin issues even for chapped lips. Water has tons of benefits for your body. One of the biggest benefits is to fight the dehydration that can make your lips dry and can lead to chapped lips.
5. Use a humidifier indoors
A humidifier is a device that keeps your body moist and prevents causes of irritation in many parts of the body. It’s great to have one at your home and one at work, especially in winter. Turn it on at night and it will replenish your skin while you sleep.
Don'ts to treat and prevent Chapped Lips
1. Don’t lick your lips
Licking the lips makes the lips extra dry. You may feel good and hydrated for a short time but running your tongue over your lips it’s the worst thing you can do to your lips. Saliva dresses out your lips and takes away your lip's moisture from your skin. Instead of licking the lips use lip balm.
2. Don’t peel or bite flaky skin
The skin of the lips is the thinnest and the most delicate part of the body. Peeling the skin can cause your lips to bleed which can hurt you. We advise you to never peel or bite the flaky skin.
3. Don’t exfoliate
Exfoliation can cause further damage to your lips if they are chapped. Instead, apply lip balm, and ointment or turn on the humidifier to lock and maintain the lip moisturiser.
4. Don’t wear matt lipstick
Wearing matt lipsticks keep your lips dry for a very long time. They don’t allow moisture to do in matt lipsticks and are designed to tend to make your lips dry. That is why we always recommend using lipsticks instead of matte lipsticks that will keep you moisturised and prevent them from getting dry.
A lip balm is an essential product for healing chapped lips. It’s the easiest, simple and quickest way to prevent all types of lip issues. The only important thing to consider when using a lip balm is to check the ingredients list.
The best lip balm that everyone can use in every weather is MaGéAu Naturel Vegan Lip Balm SPF30 which is made from plant-based natural ingredients. The lip balm maintains your lip's health, repairs them, and prevents them from getting dry, damaged, and chapped. It contains SPF 30 that protects the lips from dry air, low temperatures, and sun exposure.
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