Winter brings cold and dry weather, drying out your lips. Summer brings on the heat and dries your lips. Your poor lips just can't catch a break! No one feels good having dry, flaky, chapped lips. Always chewing at them, peeling off the dead skin and sometimes, tearing the good skin causing bleeding and sore lips. In order to keep your lips soft, supple, and feeling fabulous, you need to take care of them. Here's some advice:
Make sure that you're using a lip balm that has natural oils in them. Thinner oils, like grape seed oil, goes to work right away. They soak into your skin and begins healing at the lower levels.
Look for a lip bam that uses more than one oil. Heavier oils such as castor oil will leave a slight sheen on your lips and protect them against the harsh elements, allowing them to stay softer, longer, in the worst conditions.
Don't use medicated balms. Some lip balms were originally made to help heal cold sores by drying them up. These same balms are being used by people as lip balms. YIKES! Read the instructions carefully to know what you're putting on your lips and why!
Butters will butter up your kisser. Butters such as cocoa butter, shea butter and mango butter will help your lips maintain softness and plumpness. Butter are wonderful in nourishing your skin and lips.
Not too waxy! Waxes are used in balms. Too much bee's wax is sticky. Too much Soy wax creates a waxy feel. Look for lip balms that have a nice balance of waxes, oils, and butters. Try different brands and see which becomes your favorite, then come back and let me know what you like and why. We may as well all enjoy our lives!