How To Have Soft Lips in Winter?
Winter is a season of beauty and pristine purity. Edith Sitwell has eloquently quoted, “Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.”
There is a lot of hidden meaning to this quote which clearly implies that winter is surely not a time to be outdoors. But in today’s world we really cannot be holed up indoors to combat the weather. So we all gear up, get out our woolies and go about our routine despite the icy weather. However all this does take a toll on our skin, hair and lips.
Our lips are the worst sufferers as they do not have any oil glands and so there is no protective layer for them. Besides this, the skin of the lips too is not thick and hence they tend to become quite dry and chapped during winters. Chapped lips are an issue which most people face and it is really painful. Ironically most cosmetic products fail to cure this issue and so we share some pointers about how to have soft lips during winter.
First of all we need to understand that there is a lot more to winter lip care than meets the eye. We need to tackle the issue of dehydration. For this we need to increase the consumption of water. Often people do not feel very thirsty during winters and hence their water consumption often is lesser than in the summer months. This only compounds the issue of dryness and chapped lips. By drinking adequate amount of water we can ensure that our lips are moisturized from within. Another issue to look into is our diet. The onset of cracked lips is an indication that there is a deficiency of Vitamin B in your daily meal consumption. Unprocessed foods are rich in Vitamin B and you need to add these to your meals. Try eating a banana everyday as this is rich in vitamin B.
At the end of the day, all you wish to do is crash into your bed, get into the quilt and drift off after a harrowing day at work. But there is something which you need to do before you sleep. Lubricate your lips before hitting the pillow. Yes, you are right; often people tend to think of beauty treatments only during the day time. But our skin is like a pampered baby that needs to be cared for at all times. The same holds true for your lips as well. Keep an organic lip balm handy and rub it onto your lips just before you go to sleep. Let the hydrating effect sink in.
Every time you wash your face, apply a fresh coat of lip balm so that your lips remain soft. The balm acts as a protective layer and compensates for the oil glands that are missing.
Add a weekly lip exfoliation routine into your weekly beautification regime. You can do this easily at home. All you need to is mix a tiny pinch of semolina (suji) with half a teaspoon of fresh cream. Now massage this onto your lips for a while. You can also try a crushed beetroot mask on your lips which is a really effective means to combat dryness. You also get many lip moisturizers in the market but ensure that you choose one with SPF as it is extremely effective and you will notice the difference almost immediately.
These simple steps will ensure that you have softer lips this winter and can sport a perfect pout with ease.