Lips are especially vulnerable during the wintertime. The skin on your lips is thinner than any other part of the body; this can cause them to crack and chap during colder weather.
In addition to the skin being thin, your lips have fewer oil glands and cannot produce the melanin needed to protect the tissue from the sun. Chapped lips are very common, especially during the winter. It is essential to keep your lips moisturized during the entire year. Cold and dry air dehydrates lips; the same thing happens in sunlight during the summer. Lip balm is the most common way to give your lips the protection and moisture they need.
Some common issues with lips include:
Chapping – Lips will chap when they are dry, and it can happen during any time of the year. The best way to prevent lips from chapping is by using a high-quality lip balm daily. It’s recommended that you find a lip balm that contains vitamins A, C, and E. Applying the lip balm slightly over the edges of the lips will also help stop your lips from chapping.
Splitting – Lip splitting commonly happens during sleep, but it can also be triggered by illness or dehydration. It might be worthwhile investing in a humidifier to help keep some moisture in the air. Applying lip balm before going to bed is another excellent way to stop splitting.
Lipstick Bleeding – Lipstick bleeding is caused by the mouth losing elastic tissue and collagen. As we age, we lose more collagen. Cigarette smoking has also been known to cause lipstick bleeding. A waxy lip liner will help keep lipstick within the lines of your lips.
Cold Sores- Cold sores are a common issue with the lips. Caused by a viral infection, cold sores will scab and leave sores on the lips. It’s important not to spread the infection, try applying lipstick with cotton swaps.
Regularly taking care of your lips is the best way to keep your lips healthy and pain-free. It starts with a good lip balm. Many of the most commonly sold lip balms contain synthetic ingredients such as parabens, petroleum, and other chemicals you do not want on your body. Remember, what goes on your lips will enter your mouth and therefore, your entire body. Many of these lip balms contain alcohol, which will actually dry out your lips. All-natural lips balms are both safe for your body and provide better results than the chemically-loaded alternatives.
Try to limit the number of times you lick or touch your lips during the day, especially when they are sore. Licking your lips will spread any infections and make any problems worse. Lips will become drier when you lick them once the saliva evaporates. It can be a hard habit to break, but try not to breathe with your mouth, continually breathing out warm air will dry your lips. Also, try not to kiss anyone with an infection on their lips.
Diet is another crucial element for possessing healthy lips. It’s essential to have a diet loaded with the vitamins you need to maintain beautiful lips and a healthy body. That also means drinking lots of water throughout the day.
Be sure to remove your makeup every night and throw away old lipsticks. We recommend adding an organic makeup remover to your nightly beauty routine. Make sure to apply a heavy coating of organic lip balm before falling asleep.
Your lips play a fundamental role in your overall health, and they are one of the first things people notice when they see you. We hope that these tips help you keep those lips looking soft and lush throughout the year, but be sure to seek the advice of a doctor if you have any concerns.
Take a look at why our organic lip balms are different than the rest. Firstly when we created these we specifically researched ingredients that would promote healthy smooth and supple lips. Things like:
Chaga Infused Oil:
Chaga is loaded with over 215 phytonutrients that help promote healthy cell regeneration and aid in the repair of damaged tissues. Chaga is a potent source of antioxidant enzymes like superoxide dismutase that keep your skin nourished and moisturized throughout the day, improving your lips elasticity and natural glow.
Mango Butter contains Vitamin A, Vitamin C, and Vitamin E promoting cell regeneration. It has antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and antioxidants properties and its'. long-lasting emollience nourishes the lips and boosts its elasticity as well as its suppleness, thereby making your lips look smoother and firmer.
Shea butter is loaded with Vitamins A, E, F and antioxidants which promotes cell regeneration. Shea butter helps heal and moisturize sunburned, dry, or cracking lips and has anti-inflammatory properties all of which are easily absorbed into the skin.
Apricot Oil closely resembles the natural sebum produced in human skin and it moisturizes dry, sensitive skin and smooths out fine lines, and other symptoms of maturing skin. Applied to itchy, chapped, wounded, or sore lips, Apricot Oil facilitates faster healing without leaving a greasy residue.
The combination of these ingredients take our organic lip balm to another level by soothing and moisturizing dry and chapped lips and as they protect your lips from the elements. Great to use all year round.