how to take care of your lips

Your lips just don’t get a break. Right there on the front of your face, they’re exposed to anything and everything out there in the environment. And without oil glands, they have even less to protect them from the elements. This means that they’re prone to dehydration, especially during the cold winter months. But you don’t get a break in the summer months either, when the UV radiation from being outside causes damage to your lips.

Fortunately, taking care of your lips isn’t too difficult of a task. Adding in a few simple routines to your day can keep your lips healthy and hydrated. Use these simple steps to take care of your lips.

Exfoliate

Just like your facial skin needs to be exfoliated to remove dead skin cells, your lips need their chance for removal of dead layers of skin. Exfoliating will help to generate the regrowth of new cells.

One method is to make a sugar scrub and rub it gently on your lips, and then rinse the mixture off. Once a week, only when chapped, should do the trick. Any more than that, and you may risk irritation. You can also gently brush your lips with your toothbrush each morning to remove dry skin.

Use a Lip Balm

Take care of your lips with a lip balm full of ingredients that nourish and condition your lips. This will keep your lips hydrated. Give yourself the best chance at healthy lips by using a lip balm with vitamins like vitamins C and E that help to neutralize harmful free radicals.

Use a Humidifier

If the air in your home is too dry, it can lead to chapped lips. Remedy this by plugging in your trusty humidifier to add moisture to the air. Running the humidifier by your bed while you sleep is especially beneficial. (Bonus: It will also help to keep your skin hydrated!)

Don’t Smoke or Chew Tobacco

Smoking can cause fine lines around your lips, and cigarettes and chewing tobacco can both lead to cancer, which can lead to lesions on your lips. Be smart, and avoid these bad habits so you don’t have to worry about side effects.

Use Sunscreen

Did you know you can put sunscreen on your lips? It’s not a bad idea, considering a sunburn can cause cracking, bleeding, and blisters.

Keep Yourself Hydrated

Drink enough water to keep your body hydrated. This will give your body and skin many benefits, and your lips will thank you by staying hydrated as well.

Don’t Lick Your Lips

When you lick your lips, they feel better for a brief second. And then suddenly, they’re even more dry. This is because the saliva rapidly evaporates, taking all the moisture with it. Try to get out of the habit of licking your lips. Chew gum, suck on a hard piece of candy, or drink water each time you lick your lips.

Choose the Right Remedy

Deter Therapeutic Lip Balm goes beyond simply coating your lips. Instead, it conditions and revitalizes with powerful marine antioxidants, Vitamin C and E, and essential lipids and emollients that help support your lips’ critical barrier functions. Deter helps you to take care of your lips so they can stay beautiful and healthy. Start healing your lips today.