Dehydration is the number one cause of dry lips. When the weather starts to get colder and the air gets drier, it’s important to make sure you’re drinking enough water throughout the day. A good rule of thumb is to drink eight glasses of water a day. You can also keep a water bottle with you at all times to make sure you’re getting enough to drink.
Another common cause of dry lips is using harsh lip products. This includes lipsticks, lip glosses, and even some chapsticks. If your lips are feeling dry and irritated, take a break from using any type of lip product for a few days. Once your lips have had a chance to heal, start using a lip balm or lipstick that contains natural ingredients like shea butter or beeswax.
In addition to drinking plenty of water and using natural lip products, there are a few other things you can do to keep your lips healthy this fall. Exfoliating your lips on a regular basis will help remove any dead skin cells that could be causing your lips to look dry and flaky. You can make your own lip scrub by mixing together sugar, honey, and olive oil. Just massage the scrub onto your lips for a minute or two before rinsing it off with warm water.
If you spend time in the sun, make sure you’re using a lip balm that contains SPF. This will help protect your lips from the harmful UV rays. Wearing a scarf or hat can also help keep your lips protected from the sun.
By following these tips, you can perfect your pout just in time for fall!