If you’re reading this right now then you know the struggle with licking your lips only to feel like you licked the cracked surface of the Sahara desert. For real, there are a few things worse than having super dry cracked lips that hurt (or even bleed) when you smile. Thankfully, it’s way easier than you think to prevent ever getting chapped lips, and it doesn’t spending half your salary on some ridiculously expensive lip balm.
1.Don’t Lick Your Lips
You’ve probably heard this one a lot and yet you still keep doing it. It’s okay, you’re not the only one. Licking your lips makes them drier than they were before because saliva evaporates pretty quickly. You sorta have to train yourself not to lick your lips. A great tip is to not wear a flavored lip balm, so it doesn’t tempt you to lick it off.
2.Protect Your Lips out in the Cold
3. Keep Your Body Hydrated inside Out
4. Avoid Certain Lipsticks in the Winter
We all love matte lipstick, except when it’s helping our lips dry out even more in the cold harsh weather. Opt for lipstick formulas that don’t have alcohol in them. That’s because alcohol containing formulas usually strip your lips of their natural oils and moisture. Unfortunately, most long-lasting and matt lipsticks have alcohol in them, making them not so dry-lips-friendly. So, make sure if you have to wear them that you apply a thick moisturizing balm on your lips way before you apply your lipstick. And treat your lips to an even thicker lip balm the same night when you go to sleep.
5.Breathe through your Nose
No one likes breathing through their mouth, however, apparently it happens a lot more than we think and that’s why our lips could dry up and get chapped without us realizing why. Unless you’ve got a cold/flu and you can’t breathe through your nose, avoid at all costs breathing through your mouth. The passage of air constantly in and out between your lips will definitely dry them up (imagine airing your laundry to dry out in the air, same concept). Breathing through your nose will ensure you get clean air in your lungs and your lips stay baby smooth. That’s assuming you exfoliate your lips, but that’s a whole other article!
Now you know how to have luscious lips all winter long, no matter how deep the snow outside your house is (thank God for another year of snowless Egypt), share the love and send this to someone who constantly suffers from a bleeding lip when they laugh at your jokes.