Spring is right around the corner and soon there won't be a need for heavy coats, gloves, scarves, and all the other things that cover up your nice outfit or make you just want to stay in bed. When you hear the word 'spring', what do you think of? Maybe you think of fresh flowers, bright blue skies, and the lovely sounds of birds in the morning. Nature is awesome, no doubt about it, but with spring approaching it also means it's time to think about bright, bold colors for make-up, hair accessories, cardigans; you name it! The first step to looking and feeling great is how we care for our bodies and health.
During the winter, the pores in our skin shrink due to the cold and any part of our body that's exposed to the dry air, including our hair and lips, can become damaged if not cared for properly. I'm going to give you a few helpful at home remedies to help give you luscious lips for spring as well as a few brands you may want to check out to help heal winter's damage.
Effective lip treatment brands:
Two brands that produce really great lip balms are Burt's Bees and E.O.S. (Evolution of Smooth). Both lip balms are made with all natural ingredients including beeswax, jojoba oil, shea butter, and coconut oil, all which give your lips natural moisture and nutrients.
Burt's Bees offers a variety of lip treatments in several different tints, flavors, and a range of conditions the lip balm can help aid.
EOS lip balms currently come in seven different flavors, each made with shea butter and vitamin E. Due to its natural ingredients, EOS won't dry out your lips and helps protect against sun damage.
Here's some things you can do from the comfort of your own home to rejuvenate your lips:
- Drink water: When your lips are dry and chapped, they are begging for hydration. Increase the amount of water you drink for a healthier body altogether.
- Exfoliate: Gently brush your lips with a toothbrush or rub them with a soft cloth to loosen up the dry skin. Don't bite or pull at the chapped skin because it can lead to bleeding and sores. After exfoliating, moisturize lips.
- Oils and juices: Almond oil, olive oil, honey and cucumber juice can moisturize and heal chapped lips. A thin slice of a cucumber should sit on your lips for a few minutes to soften skin. An equal mix of honey with either almond oil or olive oil can be used as a paste to help soften dry, chapped lips.
Try to avoid licking your lips as lips don't have the same layers as our other skin does, so licking to add moisture dries up even faster.
Trying these remedies a few nights a week or in the morning will help give you smoother, softer, more moisturized and healthy lips.