Tips to Take Care of Your Lips: Winter Care For Chapped Lips
DRY CHAPPED LIPS! No one likes them and this condition only gets worse during the winter season. Cold air coming in contact with your lips can dry them out very quickly by stripping moisture away from them. This leaves you with flaky lips which feel sore and might even bleed if you try to peel them. Ouch! Just thinking about it makes us shiver.
Now before we move on to how you can treat chapped lips or avoid them altogether, let’s look at what causes this condition in the first place.
Why Do Lips Get Chapped?
The skin of your lips is very different from the rest of your face. Unlike the rest of the skin on our body, the outer covering of our lips has a much thinner protective layer. It is one of the most delicate parts of our body, which also makes it quite vulnerable.
Your lips are not equipped with oil and sweat glands that the rest of your skin has in order to protect itself. This makes the lips much more sensitive to environmental conditions.
Now our immediate response when we feel our lips getting dry is to lick them. We feel that the saliva helps, but it actually worsens the condition. Saliva on the lips evaporates very quickly taking with it any moisture that was there, leaving your lips even more chapped.
And you can probably imagine how bad this problem gets in the winter.
How to Treat Chapped Lips in the Winter
Alright, cuties! Here’s a step by step approach you can follow to take care of your lips:
- The first step is to nourish your lips. The most common cause of chapped lips is a lack of moisture. So make sure you’re drinking plenty of water for hydration. It’s not only good for your lips but your entire body as well.
- The second step is to protect your lips. Use lip balms that allow your lips to retain moisture so that they don’t get stripped away by the cold dry air in winter.
- Lip balms with UV protection are good to use as they’ll help in situations where your lips are directly exposed to harsh sunlight. Avoid lip balms that cause any tingling sensation or irritate your lips.
- The third step is to humidify. If your home tends to circulate very dry air due to the atmosphere outside, you could think about investing in a home humidifier.
- Lastly, do not lick your lips. No matter how tempting it might be. In situations where you do not have a lip balm to apply, use clothing as a way to protect your lips against the weather.
Lip Balm Recommendation For The Winter
This one is tried, tested, loved. A small self-assessment study was conducted on 32 users. 75% of the users reported that applying it resulted in their chapped lips being healed and they felt nourished & plump.
-The carrot seed oil in the lip balm protects you from UV damage.
- Contains shea and cocoa butter leaves your lips moisturized and looking plump.
- The balm uses plant-based natural flavors.
What Our Customers Say About It
Utkalika Sahani says,
“It’s the ultimate nourishing lip balm, stays longer and keeps my lips soft.”
Ritushri Roy says,
“After I saw plum launching these lip balms I always wanted to grab this flavour. And now I'm obsessed with it. It has light pink colour but it's not much tinted(I don't have a problem with this as I didn't really need it). The formula is a little heavy. I don't have chapped lips just wanted the moisturising one. This is a huge tub to get at this price & I'm in love with this.”
Can I use this lip balm with lipstick?
The answer is “absolutely yes!” Lipsticks are known to dry out lips so you can apply it before or after using lipstick to keep your lips moisturized.
Does this product contain any type of menthol or mint extracts for cooling and refreshing effects?
None of our lip balms contain Menthol or Mint in them. Also, you can check the complete ingredient list on our product page for more.
Does this lip balm contain sugar? If not, how is it sweet?
Yes, all our lip balms contain sugar but unfortunately they are not edible