Banish Dry, Flakey Lips with this Lip Care Routine
06.01.2015Nothing says lovin like a nice soft kiss! Whether you’re smoochin your partner, your kids or your pets, make sure the experience is nice so they keep coming back for more. Prevent or treat dry, chapped and flakey lips with these 4 easy steps. Build them into your daily routine and keep the kisses coming!
1. Start with a clean slate. Exfoliate a few times a week to remove dead skin cells and let your fresh lips shine. Look for organic, sugar-based lip scrubs the gently exfoliate and protect. If you don’t have access to a lip scrub, simply rubbing your lips with a washcloth will do the same trick.
2. Moisturize at the optimal time. Apply your favorite organic lip balm every morning when you step out of the shower. This is the best time for your skin to absorb the rich, vital nutrients your lips desperately need.
3. Choose color wisely. If you love lipstick and lip glosses, look for products that use natural minerals to achieve a healthy color pay-out. Before applying color, consider using lip balm as a primer as minerals tend to dry your lips out quicker.
4. Evening care is essential. After a long day of being active and awesome, be mindful of practicing an evening cleansing routine. Wash your face with an organic skin care oil such as jojoba, sweet almond or coconut oil. These oil choices will remove stubborn lip stain without the need for harsh chemicals. Follow-up with a rich, cocoa-butter based, organic lip balm or lip oil that will soothe and moisturize your lips while you sleep.
Extra bonus tips:
Have a balm at arm’s length. There’s a reason why people generally have a lip balm in their purse, on the bathroom vanity, in their car, and on their person. It’s not an addiction as some may suspect. The skin on your lips is actually the most delicate on your entire body and it gets used and abused all day long. From smiling and talking to eating and drinking, no wonder it’s crying out for relief. Balm up!
Practice safe sun. As always, be mindful when you’re out in the sun having fun and being active with your friends and family. Look for mineral-based zinc lip balms with a minimum SPF 15 level of protection.