Chipped Lips? 10 Tips for Lip Care

July 17th, 2018

Chipped Lips? 10 Tips for Lip Care | O2 Spa

What causes chipped lips?

  1. Dry weather
  2. Splitting or cracks
  3. Bleeding
  4. Cold sores

Just like there’s a solution to every problem, there’s a solution to this too! Here are the top 10 lip care tips to get soft smooth lips even during winter:

1. Do not lick or touch your lips:

As comforting as it might seem at the moment, but our saliva does more harm than good. The enzymes in our saliva make our lips even drier. So as tempting as it might seem avoid touching or licking your lips!

2. Your diet has to be healthy:

Your lips are a part of your body and just like any other part of your body, they need good nutritious food to be healthy! This might be cliché advice, but trust us it works wonders!

3. Hydration is important:

The most common cause for chipped lips is lack of moisture. The best way to solve that problem is to drink water throughout the day and keep your body hydrated!

4. Remove the make-up:

Keeping your make-up on all night is the worst blunder one can make. The chemicals in the make-up are harsh on your lips thereby leaving them chipped and cracked.

5. Use a hydrating lip cream for the night:

Do your lips a favor and buy a hydrating lip cream. Applying a lip cream makes sure that your lips stay healthy and happy overnight too!

6. Scrub your lips:

Yes. Buy a mild lip scrub and scrub your lips once a week, at least. This helps in getting rid of the dry cells!

7. Massage your lips:

Use an essential oil to massage your lips regularly. This not only moisturizes your lips but also improves blood circulation in them.

8. Make sure you carry a lip balm:

Your lips can be moisturized while you’re indoors but the weather outside can suck all the moisture out. Which is why it is necessary to carry a lip balm along with you everywhere you go and keep dabbing some of it on every few hours!

9. Put on a lipstick while going out:

Lipsticks do more than just making your lips look pretty. They add an extra protective covering onto your lips thereby preserving their moisture.

10. Ask for help, if needed:

These tips usually work. However, if you’ve already tried all of these, and your lips are still chipped, consult a doctor.

Do you have any more tips in mind? Share with us in the comments below!