3 Best Ways To Care For Your Lips

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As fall approaches, the temperature is dropping and the skies are clouding over. While there are things to celebrate about this time of year, you will need to make sure you’re taking good care of your skin, to prevent it from drying out. This includes your lips. Read on for three key steps to help soften your lips and protect them from the weather.

Stay Hydrated

An essential step for all skin health, keeping on top of your water intake will leave your skin feeling bouncier and more supple. It’s easier to remember to drink enough during summer, as we often feel thirstier, so consider investing in a waterbottle which tracks you water consumption throughout the day. Herbal teas count towards hydration, but don’t drink anything super hot, as this can damage the skin on your lips.

Make A Scrub

During the colder months, regular but gentle exfoliation can help your lips to stay smooth and shiny. To make your own lip scrub, take one tablespoon of beeswax (or coconut oil), stir one teaspoon of large sugar granules through it. Using a finger, rub this scrub over your lips, then rinse with cold water. It should gently remove any dead skin, without cutting or rubbing your lips.

Use A Beeswax Balm

Beeswax seals in moisture and creates a barrier between the elements and your lips. It also has anti-inflammatory properties, so it can help to heal any minor cuts or wounds on your lips. As lip balm is usually applied regularly, it is also a good idea to go for natural ingredients, as inevitably a tiny proportion of the balm ends up inside your mouth.