3 NATURAL WAYS TO TREAT YOUR CHAPPED LIPS
There’s nothing fun about peeling, flaky lips. Not only is it embarrassing, it can be painful too and don’t even think about applying lipstick because you’re in for a less than flawless finish.
Fortunately, there are a few simple ways you can perk up your pout so you can enjoy smooth, hydrated and plumper lips!
The best way to instantly slough off dry flakes is by exfoliating them away with a gentle scrub. We adore the combination of coconut and sugar because it’s 100% natural and will leave your lips feeling like a baby’s bottom!
Sugar helps to gently slough off dead skin, lock in moisture and boost circulation. By boosting circulation, you help to promote the formation of collagen, a structural protein that helps to keep the lips plump and youthful.
Coconut oil is brimming in fatty acids and vitamins to heal and repair dry, cracked lips while providing a decadent deep dose of hydration and forming a protective barrier on the lips to keep drying elements out, such as the cold and wind.
Here’s how to whip up a delicious chocolate scrub at home. This one can be used all over the face too!
HYDRATE FROM THE INSIDE OUT
What can’t water do? By staying hydrated, you help to nourish your skin cells from the inside out and ensure your lips stay smooth, plump and moisturised.
Aim for at least 8 glasses of water a day and add in a squeeze of lemon. Lemons are packed in vitamin C, which help to boost collagen production in the body, just what your lips need!
USE NATURAL LIP BALMS
Forget about running to the chemist to stock up on your lip balms, because most conventional brands contain ingredients that may leave your lips worse off than before, yikes!
Instead shop around online or at health stores for all natural lip balms that contain only pure ingredients like shea butter, coconut oil or cocoa butter to soothe and hydrate your parched pout.