It’s so easy to neglect your lips, and constant changes in the weather can play havoc on that delicate skin. Colder weather and central heating can lead to your lips becoming dry, chapped and cracked. In the warmer months, too much heat and dehydration can also lead to those same lip concerns. Here are some top lip care tips that you can use all year long.
Image Skincare top lip care tips
If your lips are really dry, it’s important to exfoliate them once or twice a week. Exfoliating your lips can help to remove dry, flaky patches, leaving them softer and smoother. Try exfoliating them at night and then applying the ORMEDIC balancing lip enhancement complex before you to go sleep. It instantly infuses the lips with soothing hydration that will nourish and protect the lips too.
Chapped lips are dry lips, so a top lip care tip is to drink lots of water throughout the day. If you’re someone who tends to lick their lips in an attempt to keep them moisturised, you might be doing more damage and this could be making them even drier. This can be a hard habit to break, but having a really nourishing, hydrating lip product on hand can help break the cycle.
IMAGE MD® restoring lip enhancer is a moisturising lip treatment, developed by a plastic surgeon which offers SPF 15 sun protection with the benefits of nourishing avocado oil, a peptide complex and marine collagen filling spheres to boost the appearance of dry, thin lips.
Don’t forget SPF
All year round, our lips are exposed to the sun, but it’s easy to forget to apply SPF to them, especially in the colder months. Just like your skin, your lips can get sun burned it’s important to use a lip balm with at least SPF 15 and that also contains lots of hydrating ingredients. PREVENTION+ Daily Defense Lip Enhancer gives the lips UVA and UVB protection, while marine collagen microspheres give a plumping effect, helping to enhance the appearance of lip fullness. The polypeptide complex helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines on the lips. And with regular use, lips can become smoother and softer.
Ingredients to avoid
While you might follow all of our top lip care tips above, if your lips are constantly dry, no matter what lip products you use every day, it might be worth looking at the ingredients. Avoid ingredients like camphor, eucalyptus, and menthol, which tend to have a drying effect. Lip glosses can attract UV rays so use them sparingly (or only during outings at night).