Winter is upon us in the Southern Hemisphere, and lets be honest, we all experience dry cracked lips during the colder months. The change from summer (warm, humid weather) to winter means that there is less moisture in the air for our skin to absorb.
Here are a few of our favourite products that can help keep your lips moisturised, and ready to take on the harsh winter weather.
- Petroleum jelly: Nothing beats the original! invest in some Vaseline or any petroleum jelly this winter and your lips will love you. Also consider applying some Vaseline before bed to keep your lips protected at night.
- Coconut oil: This essential oil is perfect this winter and should definitely be on your next shopping list. Coconut oil has healing properties that will keep your lips protected and moisturised at the same time.
- Lip balm: With so many lip balms on the market, choosing the best one can be difficult. Make sure to read the back for ingredients, and select a balm which is high in emollients. For ladies who apply lipstick, it is best to apply the lip balm first before the lipstick.
Other factors to consider that will help you get through winter chapped-lip free are; making sure you drink a lot of water (keeping well hydrated), and making sure that when the heater is on, you also have a humidifier on.
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Author: Susan Nikurawu