Get Your Balm On - Heal Those Dry Lips

October 23, 2018 1 min read

Get Your Balm On - Heal Those Dry Lips

Why do your lips get dry, chapped, irritated?

You put your coat on, wrap your scarf around your neck, slip your gloves on and wear your warm Uggs, all to protect yourself during the cold of winter. Because, baby, it's cold out there.

But what about your lips?  Don't leave them out in the cold! Protect, protect, protect.

Did you know that you loose up to 10 times more moisture in your lips than anywhere else on your body?  Your lips are mucus membranes with a very thin layer of protection. You need to take care of those babies. In fact, when your lips exhibit tiny cracks and splits, you have already become dehydrated. Take action before this happens. 

By the way, licking your lips, though a natural response, makes the chapping worsen. 

Balm it Up

A good lip balm, heck, a good emollient, natural lipstick for that matter, can act as a buffer (& moisturizer) to shield your lips. Rather like your scarf.

For preventative measures, wear a good lip balm to bed. Apply again first thing in the morning. I keep one in my car, in my purse, at my desk, by my bedside and in the bathroom next to my toothbrush.

Also, avoid petroleum derived lip balms or lipsticks. Your lips can't absorb it, which defeats the purpose, and of course, it means using more fossil fuels. Even our lips can be green.

Here is to your gorgeous, moist, kissable lips. Oh, and drink plenty of water to moisturize from the inside out.

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