We all want soft and luscious looking lips – they make us look more attractive and they are also a sign that one is in good health. Unfortunately, lips tend to dry and chap easily because they don’t have any oil glands at all. If you suffer dry lips often don’t despair; there are simple things that you can do to ensure that your lips always look gorgeous. Today we are going to learn exactly how to get rid of chapped lips fast (based on an article I found on the Yon-Ka blog).
The secret is to get rid of all dry and dead skin and then keep your lips moisturized at all times. You can get your lips back into great shape using the simple following steps:
- The first step is to wet and wash your lips. To do this you need a small face towel. Dampen it with warm water and then run it across your lips. Water that is too hot will dry them out even further. Rinse the towel out and then put a little gentle cleanser on it. Rub it across the lips once more. You will notice that little bits of dead skin are starting to come lose.
- The next step is to get rid of all dead skin. Your lips cannot look good if you don’t remove them. This is best done with a soft toothbrush. You can keep one aside specifically for your lips. Run it under warm water and then rub your lips with it sideways. Make sure that you don’t do it too hard otherwise you will break the skin and make the damage worse. You may need to do it several times to remove all dead skin.
- Some people prefer to exfoliate using a scrub. If you choose to do this you must use a very gentle exfoliant. You can buy one or you can make one at home – simple ingredients like sugar and honey are excellent. Just combine and then rub gently on your lips using a small towel until all the dead skin comes off. Rinse, apply again, rub gently and rinse.
- The last step is moisturizing. Everyone has a special lip balm that they love. Ensure that yours contains moisturizer. Apply liberally.
Lastly, it is important to mention that lips suffer more in winter when it is very cold and in summer when temperatures are extreme. You should exfoliate more during these periods. If you use these steps and you don’t see any improvement you should probably buy a lip balm that contains more moisturizer.