Winter season brings relief to the weird untimely climate of monsoon when you can’t even see the sun shining. As much as the winter slumber is loved by many, there’s one thing that many aren’t fond of and this appears as soon as the winter season knocks. The air is at its driest during winter making our skincare and haircare regimens ineffective. Our hair becomes dry, our skin loses its moisture, and our lips crack because of the dryness. The chilling wind outside, cold, dry, and artificially heated air of the interior conspire to make our lips flaky and dry. Our lips are one of the most sensitive parts of our body and there’s no surprise they require a lot of care during the dry season too.
When it comes to taking care of our lips during winter, most of us go and seek relief in the store-bought lip balms. What we don’t realize is that a lip balm’s effect is temporary. There is a certain way to take care of our lips during winter that will ensure prolonged care. And if you’re wondering what that constitutes, here’s a winter guide on how to take care of your lips naturally.
The logic is simple: whatever goes inside your body, it reflects outside too. The cold weather of winter might make us not want to drink water. But water is required every single day for your body to stay healthy. Dehydration can lead to dry, chapped lips. Therefore drink enough water and help your lips stay soft and supple.
Just like the face on your skin, even your lips require exfoliation too. Exfoliating lips will help to eliminate flaky and dull skin. In fact, exfoliating regularly can help in achieving pink, soft lips. Just remember that exfoliating once a week is enough, don’t overdo it as it can cause redness, irritation, and soreness.
We have this tendency to licking our lips whenever we feel that it’s dry. This is a big no since our saliva has enzymes that are only meant for digesting our food, these enzymes can irritate the lips.
It’s no secret that our skin enters this repair and rejuvenate mode when the body is asleep at night. Therefore, if you are using any lip balm or DIY lip packs, then do so at night. Your lips will reap its benefits the most during the night.
Aloe Vera is a plant that is found everywhere and can also be grown very easily at home. You also get organic and natural gel extracts in grocery stores as well. Aloe Vera has excellent moisturizing properties as it has high water content in it. Therefore, apply the gel on your lips to make them supple and soft. Leave it on for a few minutes, wash it off, and pat your lips dry with a cotton towel.
Honey has been used for centuries for its amazing moisturizing properties that also heal chapped lips. Mix honey with some glycerine and apply it on the lips. You can let it stay overnight on your lips and you will wake up to smooth, soft lips.
In countries like India, ghee has been used for body massages since it is known to have great moisturizing properties. Just dab your lips with some ghee and leave it all night. It’s the most desi way of taking care of your lips.
Nope, we’re not talking about a royal body-pampering bath here with these two ingredients. In raw milk, add a few fresh rose flower petals. Leave it for a few hours. Now drain the milk out and apply it on your lip two to three times in a day. This combination will moisturize the lips and the rose color of the milk will leave your lips looking pink with a slight, rosy tint.
Our lips to have dead skin cells too, the build-up of the same leads to chapped lips. Mix honey and sugar to form a natural exfoliating lip scrub. Use this once every week for a month. Scrub for two minutes gently. Wash it off with some warm water and pat dry. Follow this up by applying a natural lip balm.
This too is a natural moisturizer. Warm the oil a little in between your palms by rubbing it and massage the same onto your lips; let it stay overnight. It will leave you with supple and soft lips in the morning.
So, this winter don’t let your lips suffer. We hope we’ve given you a good enough heads up of how to curate your lip care routine this winter. Let your winter pouts slay!
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