Simple steps to healthy lips this winter

In the colder months, your lips can become more prone to cracking and dryness.  While we might always remember to give the skin on our face and body some extra care during the autumn and winter, it’s easy for our lips to be forgotten.  The skin on your lips is thinner and more delicate than the skin on the rest of your face.  This makes it more prone to damage that can occur all year round, not just when the temperatures drop.   Here are 2 steps to healthy lips this autumn.

Hydrate

Did you know that your lips do not have any sebaceous glands, unlike the skin on the rest of your face?  You might be wondering how this can affect your lips.  These glands are responsible for producing a natural moisture barrier on the skin.  As the lips don’t have these glands, it’s important for us to make sure that we are helping to protect our lips from any UV damage, environmental stressors and dehydration.

An easy way to hydrate the lips and ensure they’re healthy this autumn is by using our ORMEDIC Lip Enhancement Complex throughout the day.  For a light wash of colour on the lips, you can apply the ORMEDIC Sheer Pink Lip Enhancement Complex.  The formula contains a blend of ultra-hydrating polypeptides along with avocado oil to replenish lost moisture and help to maintain it throughout the day.  Not only does it instantly hydrate and replenish the lips, but it makes them look visually fuller by improving the volume of the lip contours.

During the month of October, you can receive a free ORMEDIC Sheer Pink Lip Enhancement Complex with the purchase of any three IMAGE Skincare products. *Offer available in selected participating stockists nationwide.

Use this in the morning, reapplying as needed throughout the day.  This is great for those who work in an area where the moisture levels in the air are reduced, or for those who spend a lot of time outside in the colder weather during autumn.

Exfoliate

You might already exfoliate the skin on your face regularly, but do you exfoliate your lips?  During the autumn, you might find that your lips aren’t looking or feeling healthy at all.  For lips that are prone to flaking and dryness, gentle exfoliation can remove the build up of dry, flaky skin, restoring your lips to their former glory.

Try exfoliating your lips with a small amount of the AGELESS total facial cleanser, applying a small amount to your finger and rubbing it over wet lips gently for up to 30 seconds. Rinse it off with lukewarm water, pat your lips dry and add a layer of your ORMEDIC lip enhancement complex for protection and nourishment.

Don’t exfoliate your lips more than twice a week and it’s important to rub the cleanser over your lips gently. Remember, that skin is delicate!

For more information on how to achieve healthy lips and skin this autumn, visit your local Image Skincare clinic for a consultation.