Lips are one of the most sensitive areas of the body. It’s important to know how to heal dry, chapped lips before applying lip products. Chapstick is not the only solution. There are home remedies that work well.
As winter winds blow in, lips are even more at risk. Using some lip products only makes matters worse by absorbing any remaining moisture, making lips prone to cracking and bleeding. Before you apply lipstick, be sure you heal your lips.
Color Your Smile Lip gloss is a favorite among makeup artists around the globe. It’s important to be sure your lips are healthy before applying it or any other of Gerard Cosmetics lip products. Healthy lips are supple and have their own natural gloss. When that natural sheen dries up, lips peel and become unattractive. They can even become infected. It’s essential to develop habits of proper care and treatment of your lips in order to avoid this.
Actually, if you think about it, you’ve probably noticed that healthy lips are supple and have their own natural sheen. When that natural sheen dries up, lips peel and become unattractive. They can even become infected. It’s essential to develop habits of proper care and treatment of your lips in order to avoid this.
What Causes Dry, Chapped Lips?
Besides the elements, there are other things that cause or exacerbate dry lips. Let’s explore a few of them.
One of the worst culprits is incessant licking. It might feel good to lick your lips when they feel dry, but the benefit is short lived. As the moist saliva dries, so does your tender lip tissue. If you also happen to be out in the wind, that spells double trouble.
Most of us are aware of the beauty benefits of drinking plenty of water. Staying hydrated keeps our skin soft. Dehydration will do just the opposite. When we don’t get enough fluids, our skin and lips shrivel up, just as a sponge does when the water evaporates out of it.
Think of when you’re trying to get your nail polish to dry quickly. What do you do? You BLOW on it. Just as the air dries your polish, your breath dries your lips.
Sneezing and sniffling are just a couple of the symptoms allergy sufferers deal with. A common symptom of certain allergies is also dry skin and cracked, flaky lips. Ask your doctor if there are any remedies for these types of allergy symptoms.
Aha! Here it comes. The sun is often held responsible for drying our skin and even causing premature aging. It’s true. The sun’s dry heat is used to dry grapes for raisins–why would we think our lips would be any less vulnerable?
When lips are chapped and dry, how can we heal them so we can apply lip products? Here are a couple of home remedies that will work wonders:
- Sugar and Honey Scrub: Mix a little sugar with one teaspoon of honey and knead into a paste and then apply on your lips. Honey is a natural moisturizer. Then, gently rub the mixture around your lips to slough off the dead cells. After a few seconds, wash the mixture off with lukewarm water.
- Coconut oil is also a natural moisturizer, like honey. Apply to your lips several times a day to keep them moist. You can also use olive oil.
- Cucumber is a simple and inexpensive moisturizer. Either cucumber juice or a slice of cucumber can be applied over lips to make them soft.
Heal your lips and restore their beauty. Visit Gerard Cosmetics and take a look at our vast array of lip color: lipstick, lip gloss, lip creme and hydra-matte liquid lipsticks. The hardest part is choosing! The best part is we offer regular specials and bundles to bring you the value you’re looking for when trying something new. We’re confident you’ll fall in love!
Southern California innovator and CEO of Gerard Cosmetics, Jennifer Gerard, wheeled her home teeth whitening company, Whitening Lightning onto the teeth whitening scene in 2010. Whitening Lightningbecame an international rage among celebrities, entertainers and their fans. In 2014 sister company,Gerard Cosmetics took center stage. Beauty experts around the world are thrilled by the quality of these fine cosmetic products.