· By Apoth and Co.
How To Look After Your Lips During the Colder Seasons
Autumn is here, and so are the fun things that come with this time of year, such as cosy evenings and festive holidays. However, the colder season also comes with some drawbacks. Maintaining proper lip care is essential for this time of the year, which is why we have summarised guidance on protecting your lips during the colder seasons.
- Exfoliate Your Lips
You want to ensure your lips are soft and hydrated, so it's time to exfoliate them. A lip scrub will remove dead skin cells that can clog up the surface of your pout and prevent moisturisers from sinking incorrectly. Do not pick or bite flaky skin, as doing so can slow healing.
Try using a lip exfoliator, such as the Exfoliating Scrub, to eliminate dead skin cells. Dry lips can worsen during the winter because they tend to crack easily due to low humidity levels in colder climates - causing bleeding around the edges, which makes eating food uncomfortable.
To use a lip scrub, simply massage into the lips and then wash off the excess. For best results, use 2 to 3 times per week, always following on with our hydrating lip mask and moisturising lip balm. You'll be left with smooth, kissable lips!
- Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate!
During winter, use a lip mask with high water content (this will keep your lips hydrated) and one that doesn't contain petroleum jelly or other oils that can irritate. Oils are used in many lip care products because they're cheap and easy to find in abundance—but they can also clog up pores around the mouth, causing breakouts!
Aim for a mask with high-quality, ethically sourced ingredients and look for formulas with natural ingredients. Our Hydrating Mask is formulated with a natural blend of botanical & fruit, oils, and extracts to rejuvenate your pout and leave it supple and hydrated.
- Moisturise Your Lips
For a good lip balm, look for one with nourishing ingredients. This is important to help keep your lips soft, supple and hydrated during the colder months.
A lip balm with a bit of shea butter will help seal moisture and protect against dryness. Shea butter also works well under makeup because it leaves the skin feeling smooth without being greasy or oily. Jojoba oil is another excellent ingredient for moisturising your pout—it has similar properties as shea butter (hydrates) but also acts as an anti-inflammatory! You can find both these ingredients in our Moisturising Balm.
If your lips are dry, chapped and cracked during the colder months, it’s time to switch up your lip care routine. You can easily find products that hydrate and protect your lips from the cold without causing harm or discomfort. If you follow these tips and tricks for caring for chapped lips this winter, then you should feel confident knowing your pout will be in good hands!