When your lips are dry the skin cracks, your lipstick doesn’t look pretty and you don’t feel good. Two of the most common causes are wind and dehydration. Here are a few ways to counteract the feeling and appearance of dry, cracked lips:
Did you know that your lips do not have sebaceous glandes? And as opposed to the skin on your body it cannot hydrate themselves? Here’s a simpler way to explain: wherever there is hair on your body, there are sebaceous glandes. These work as a measure to counteract the lack of hydration and release sweat to hydrate the skin.
That being said, lips require special attention and care. Not only do they look unaesthetic when dry, but they can also be painful.
To keep your lips smooth and soft, make sure you drink plenty of water throughout the day. Choose powerful moisturizers such as Shea butter, olive oil, avocado, or honey. You can use them in their natural state or you can choose products that contain them.
Apply honey on your lips, every morning, until your feel them smooth and soft again and then apply lip balm before you leave to work. Use the lip balm during the day, as well, whenever needed.
Olive oil is great for treating dry lips. Apply it using your finger or a cotton pad and leave it until it is completely absorbed. It shouldn’t take more than a few minutes.
Milk and rose petals make another powerful treatment for cracked lips. Submerge 7 or 8 rose petals in a cup of milk and leave them in for a few hours. Mash up the petals until you get a paste and apply it on your lips 2 or 3 times a day. You can replace the milk with cream and get an even more powerful lip moisturizer. Leave to act for 30 minutes and then rinse.
To avoid experiencing cracked lips avoid using long-lasting lipstick. They contain powerful coloring agents that dry off the lips.