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Want to Know How to Keep Your Lips Super Soft and Hydrated During Winter?
Fri, 11 May 2012 9:00AM
Along with hot chocolates, bed socks and Saturday nights in, winter is also the season for dry, chapped lips. So… unless you’re a super human with a weatherproof pucker, here are some clever pointers to help you tackle winter’s number one beauty woe.
Alexa Chung proves that even celebs aren’t immune to the curse of dry lips…
1. Ditch the petroleum. Like Yesterday. I want you to dig out your current lip balm from your handbag this minute and take a wee moment to inspect its ingredients list. If you detect that it contains Petroleum, I suggest you do yourself a favour and ditch it, like now, in favour of this 100% nasty-free, dry-lip wonder. Cah-peesh?
The name is: Suvana Paw Paw & Honey Organic Lip Balm and she’ll set you back around 9 clams from most major pharmacies.
2. Find yourself a soft-like-butter toothbrush.
Although lips scrubs can be fun (The Body Shop make a great one called The Body Shop Lip Scuff, $19.95, that comes in a lipstick-like bullet that makes it extra hygienic) a soft toothbrush will also do the trick. Just make sure you wet the brush properly before using it to create small circular motions to help buff away at the dead skin.
3. Got a cracking pucker? If your lips are feeling off-the-charts chapped, it could be a sign your body is low in essential fatty acids. The good new is, you can boost your intake by stocking up on deep-sea fish, nuts, free range eggs and fish-oil capsules. Essential fatty acids do a stellar job at helping skin cells to retain moisture more easily, which is important for keeping skin soft and hydrated.
And last but not least, it doesn’t hurt to give your pout a lipstick or lip gloss free day every once in a while – once a week would be great! If the idea of leaving the house lip-product-free leaves you feeling a little unsettled, try giving your lips a quick treatment before applying your lipstick in the morning. All you need to do is slather on a bit of said petroleum-free Paw Paw ointment and leave it on for 10-15 minutes while you finish the rest of your makeup before removing it using a damp washcloth.
What’s your top tip for fighting dry lips?
Have you tried Suvana?
Posted by: Eliza Ashe