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Saturday, December 24, 2011

How to Prevent Chap Lips in Cold Weather

I’m back, Get Excited!  Welcome to my beauty informational blog on “How to Prevent Chap Lips in Cold Weather”.  Did you know that cold weather and wind is one of the most common causes of chapped lips? To prevent chap lips protect your lips with lip balm when you go out in cold weather, and make sure to use a lip balm with adequate SPF protection when you go out in the sun.  Also, did you know that ultraviolet rays can be present even on overcast days and can damage the delicate skin on lips?  Keep your selected moisturizer handy throughout the day to avoid allowing your lips to dry out.

When wearing lipstick, apply a protective lip balm underneath your lipstick. Reduce smoking as much as possible. Smoking dries out the skin, making your lips more likely to get chapped.  Drink plenty of water. Dehydration can be a cause of dry and damaged lips. Adequately hydrating your body prevents the desire to lick lips, helps to soothe existing lip skin conditions and serves as a preventative measure against future lip problems
Lip gels, balms or lipsticks that contain alcohol will usually make your chapped lips feel even dryer and more painful.  Apply moisturizer before bedtime. As helpful as daytime moisturizers are, lips can become dried out overnight if you sleep with your mouth open. Applying agents such as Shea butter, sunflower seed oil or castor seed oil can nourish your lips overnight and help you avoid waking up to cracked lips.  Lastly, use a humidifier in your home, especially at night. This is an effective way to keep your lips moisturized.

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  1. Thanks, This is great information about maintaining and keeping our lips moisturized during the winter months