Bannish Chapped Lips Once and for All!

Dry lips can be an uncomfortable result of extreme weather. If your pout needs a pick-me-up read on, here’s how to banish chapped lips once and for all!

Did you know that more moisture is lost through your lips than any other part of your body? Losing too much moisture can cause the skin covering your lips to tighten and crack – that’s why staying hydrated with eight glasses of water a day is essential!

Yes, we know it can be tempting to pick and nibble at your lips, especially when they’re dry. But irritation can cause bleeding that takes time to heal and can lead to infection. Don’t do it.

Look for a lip balm that contains beeswax (like Tender Care) as this will seal in moisture, protect cracks against infection and act as a shield against the weather.
Fun fact – Oriflame sell seven Tender Care products every minute.

"More moisture is lost through your lips than any
other part of your body..."

If it’s very cold or windy outside, cover your mouth with a scarf. This will protect your lips from windburn and chapping.

Once a week, use a gentle lip scrub to whip away flaky skin. Or, remove dead skin cells by massaging your lips with an old toothbrush. Follow with a soothing lip balm.

Like the rest of you, your lips need to be protected from the harmful effects of the sun. Always apply sunscreen – rain or shine – or look for a lip balm that contains SPF.

When you deposit saliva onto your lips, it “washes” off your skin’s natural oils and leaves lips drier than before.

Your diet has an impact on your lip health. Vitamin A rich food (like eggs, milk and carrots) will help repair and restore, while Vitamin E, which can be found in leafy vegetables, helps to smooth skin and prevent fine lines. 

Avoid drying out your lips by breathing through your nose rather than your mouth.

Words by: Photographs by: Fotolia & Oriflame Editorial Team