As we say goodbye to fall and make our way closer and closer to the winter months, it’s time to make some changes in our beauty routines. My lips get so UNBEARABLY dry this time of year. I try so hard not to bite at them but I just get so aggravated with the dry pieces of skin that form on my lips. Over the years, I’ve found a couple of tricks that keep my lips unbelievably soft which is perfect for when cold, winter night cuddles turn into long, slow kisses 😘 💋 💏
1. Drink Lots of Water
I know it’s said ALL the time, but it’s so true. Water is the solution to pretty much everything. On average, a person should drink at least 9 cups of water daily. Drinking enough water everyday keeps your lips hydrated and prevents them from getting dry.
2. Sugar Scrubs
Sugar scrubs are great for lightly exfoliating dead skin off of your lips. All you need is 1 TBS of oil and 2 TBS of sugar. You can also add 1 TBS honey or syrup and several other ingredients for some flavor. Check out my “Skincare” board on Pinterest for some inspiration.
Grab a soft bristle toothbrush to remove loose dead skin on your lips. I prefer to wet the toothbrush first because it works better for me, but if you do that you’re going to need to use chapstick to keep your lips from drying out again. You could also use vaseline or coconut oil to moisturize while you brush. Whatever works best for you.
4. Chapstick. Chapstick. Chapstick!
I’m sure this goes without saying, but you don’t just need chapstick. You need a GOOD chapstick. I hate when I buy a new chapstick and I have to reapply it every 30 minutes and my lips STILL get dry. It’s exhausting. It’s like chewing gum that loses its flavor after 60 seconds 🙄. Here’s some of my favorite chapsticks that actually work:
5. Just Say NO
Most important of all, do not bite your lips. I know it’s hard not to, but you just can’t do it. I believe in you. You got this.
Dry lips do not have to be something you just put up with as the weather gets cooler. Follow these tips and tricks to keep your lips kissably soft just in time for mistletoe 😉