Skin care in winter: 5 ways to have happy and hydrated lips

Winter Skin Care: 5 Ways to Have Happy, Moist Lips | Photo credit: iStock Images

Highlights

  • Our lips require special attention during the winter season
  • If your lips are getting worse despite constant care, it might be time to see an expert.
  • Read on to learn more about some ways to take care of your lips during the winter season.

New Delhi: Have you ever wondered why the problem of chapped lips increases during the winter season? Well, blame it on the cold, dry air. Our lips require special attention during the winter season as harsh conditions can cause them to suffer immensely. Is there a way to save lips from this winter terror? Yes, there is, and that’s how there is a consistent winter lip care routine. While taking care of the lips, it is also important to be vigilant about the evolution. If your lips are getting worse despite constant care, it might be time to see an expert. Severely chapped lips can put the skin around the lips at risk of cold sores or other infections.

Lip care tips for winter

Here are some ways to take care of your lips during the winter season:

  1. Drink water: The dry air during winters makes it essential to supply the body with as much hydration as possible. Make sure you drink enough water to avoid skin problems such as dryness, itching, chapped lips, etc.
  2. Hydrate: Lack of moisture in the air can make lips dry, damaged and not hydrated. Keep a balm on you at all times and don’t forget to apply it. Manually moisturizing the skin can be an effective way to keep lips soft, pink and plump. Also avoid menthol or camphor-based moisturizers, as they can further dry out the skin.
  3. Stop licking them: It can be quite tempting to temporarily wet the lips by licking them to get rid of irritating dryness and flaking. However, by licking your lips, you might cause them more damage by causing them to dry out faster.
  4. Don’t forget the FPS: It is not enough to protect your lips from the cold. You also need to protect them from harmful ultraviolet rays. When buying a lip moisturizer, make sure it contains SPF to avoid UV damage that can lead to dryness, pigmentation, etc.
  5. Avoid plucking them: Excessively excessive dryness and flaking cause cracked lips with skin sticking out. In such cases, ripping and peeling the dead skin from the lips is not an uncommon practice. However, it can greatly damage the lips, causing them to bleed, crack, get infected, etc. and should therefore be avoided.

Disclaimer: The tips and suggestions mentioned in the article are for general informational purposes only and should not be construed as professional medical advice. Always consult your doctor or dietitian before starting any fitness program or making any changes to your diet.

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