The harsh winter is the source of plenty of dryness and drear– don’t let your lips fall victim. Dealing with dry and cracked lips is a problem that everyone faces when cold weather begins to take its toll. Big brands like Lush and Mac provide wonderful and chic solutions to dry lips, but we all know that these solutions aren’t always the most affordable. While keeping up with the health and moisture of your lips during the cold weather season isn’t alway easy, it doesn’t have to be expensive. Thankfully, I’ve developed my own effective routine to keeping soft and kissable kissers, without breaking the bank.
One of the most important ways to ensure that your lips stay soft and supply during the winter season is to drink plenty of water. Sure, sometimes dry lips can be a sign that you need a little bit of moisture on your pouters–but they can also be a sign of a bigger problem, such as dehydration. Don’t let dehydration be the reason that your lips aren’t looking their best this winter.
When dead skin collects on your lips, it can cause them to appear dry, cracked, and simply unappealing. While in the past, I regularly splurged on lips scrubs from LUSH to do away with dead skin on my lips, I’ve found various other easy and effective methods to revitalize my dry lips-methods that don’t involve me dropping $20 on a teaspoon of lip scrub. One of the easiest ways to remove dead skin from your lips is by using a warm towel. Simply rubbing away the dead skin using a towel dampened with hot water can remove dead skin from your lips in a moments time.
Use a DIY Scrub
If you’re looking for a more lasting and effective method, however, I use a simple and effective DIY lip scrub. Simply combine 1 teaspoon of coconut oil, 2 tablespoons of sugar (regular, raw, or brown…I use brown), and 1 teaspoon of honey. Mix all of these ingredients until they’re blended, and voila! The scrub is ready for action, and in no time your lips will be too ;).
Use a Lip Balm
After exfoliating your lips, you’ll need a chapstick or lip balm to help retain that moisture and softness. Don’t run to your nearest Mac or Sephora just yet. While both of these brands have great lip balm options for dry lips, most of my favorite lip balms cost less than $5 and can be found at any local Walgreens or CVS. Some of my favorites include: EOS, Carmex, and tinted Vaselines (for maximum softness, and a natural pop of color).
Winter brings plenty of reasons to pull out your wallet–your lip care shouldn’t have to be one of them. Care for yourself, and your kissers for a little less this winter!