The skin on your lips is one of the most sensitive parts of your body. However, lips often suffers quite a bit of abuse from sun exposure to the cold to wind to dry weather. Not taking care of your lips can cause them to become cracked, chapped or dehydrated. Here are five reasons why you need lip balms:
Winter-proof your lips
In the highs of winter when the windy and cold weather is at its worst, there is no better time to replenish dry chapped lips with lip balm. Start by using a lip scrub to get rid of any dead skin and then hydrate your lips with your balm. A lip balm creates a protective barrier between your lips and the cold winter temperature, as the skin on your lips is delicate and has no sebaceous glands meaning it doesn’t naturally produce moisturising oils. Be sure to stock up on lip balms before the temperature drops and keep them protected from the elements.
Have supple skier’s lips
The wind, cold and sun can do some serious damage to a skier’s lips. Dryness, flakiness and soreness are all symptoms that can occur from chapped lips and unprotected hours on the ski piste. Protect your lips with an SPF lip balm before going down the slopes and top up afterwards to keep your pout hydrated.
Have healthier lips and faster healing
The skin on your lips is thinner than your facial skin. Therefore, a lip balm on dry and chapped lips will hydrate them and help speed up the healing process. Skin heals quicker when it is kept moist which is why applying lip balm can help seal up any cracks on your lips. A hydrated mouth can also help you appear younger!
Avoid cracked lips from exercise
Dry climates and wind will take the moisture out of your lips, which can leave them dry and chapped. When exercising outdoors you are exposed to a wide variety of weather therefore it is important to keep your lips supple and hydrated with a lip balm. It is essential to everyone who participates in outdoor sports.
Protect against UV rays with lip balms
Our lips often get overlooked when it comes to SPF application. However, it’s important to protect lips from harmful UV rays and prevent them from becoming dry and chapped. Most lip balms on the market contain SPF, and the key ingredients that block the sun are titanium dioxide and zinc oxide.
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