Everyone would love to always have soft and supple lips, but during the winter... things can get a bit tricky! Why do our lips get chapped? How do you protect them? We'll give you the answers to keep your lips perfect even in the bitter cold. ❄
The Lips: the Most Fragile Part of the Face
Like the hands, the lips are subject to compounded external stress, exacerbated during the winter:
- They are the most sensitive area of the face. The skin of the lips is indeed extremely thin, fragile and does not have sebaceous or sweat glands. Without a protective film, they are put to severe test by daily external stress.
- Cold, wind, artificial heating, during the winter the lips bear with many irritating factors. As a result, they dry out. When combined with enhanced dehydration caused by the acidity of saliva and food, the lips end up tingling, chapping, and cracking.
The Solution: Lip Balm!
Practical and effective, lip balms help moisturize and regenerate damaged lips. There are types for every use: from balms that mainly relieve to those that are made to protect in situations that make the lips dry out like winter sports. Apply several times a day, especially before going out and when going to bed. If you already have chapped lips, avoid wetting them, it makes it worse!
You can also try scrubbing every once in a while in order to remove dead cells. To do so, dip a soft-bristled toothbrush in hot water and delicately scrub your lips in tight circular movements.
By taking these precautions, your lips are sure to stay beautiful and intact all winter long!