We are already halfway through the fall and inching closer and closer to the winter. We all know what this means to our skin: a tendency for dry and sensitive skin. Today, we will show you how to handle one of the biggest skin concerns during cold seasons: chapped lips. Come learn how to keep your lips smooth, healthy, and hydrated regardless of the weather!
Since our sensitive lip area is constantly exposed to the weather, it’s one of the first parts of the body to visibly react to changes in temperature. Additionally, cold-induced dry conditions and reduced water ingestion promote a decrease in natural body hydration, contributing to dryness in the skin, hair, and lips.
When dry, our lips can present symptoms like cracks, flaking, soreness, and even bleeding.
HOW TO CARE FOR CHAPPED LIPS
Just like the skin on your face, the lips must receive appropriate daily care to ensure a healthy, hydrated, and protected area while also avoiding dryness and its sometimes painful symptoms.
Here are 7 products or tips that will help you maintain healthy lips through this fall and winter.1. LIP CARE SERUM
Lip Care Serum was specially developed to nourish and protect the lips from external aggressors such as sunlight and pollution. It’s formulated with Hyaluronic Acid, a powerful moisturizer and collagen stimulator that can deeply penetrate the skin on the lips to fill out expression lines, retain moisture, and keep the area hydrated for longer.
Plus, the Lip Care Serum brings you another outstanding key ingredient: Croton Lechleri resin extract, widely known as Dragon’s Blood. It can modulate the expression of genes related to skin health and youthfulness, helping regenerate the lips and improving the function of its protective and immune barrier.
Combining these two raw materials makes the Lip Care Serum the perfect treatment for chapped lips. More than hydrating its surface, it goes deep into the skin to provide the much-needed nutrients for its health.
HOW TO USE THE LIP CARE SERUM
You can carry it wherever you go and apply it multiple times a day, as often as you feel necessary.2. SAFE RED LIPSTICK & SAFE KISS LIPSTICK (soon available in the US)
Yep, you read it right. These are lipsticks, but as you might know, here at Simple, we love multifunctional products. Both are formulated with incredible skincare active ingredients such as organic Castor Oil, Rosehip Oil, and natural Vitamin E, thus capable of restoring chapped lips and forming a protective layer that helps maintain local hydration.
Safe Kiss is our nude pink, and Safe Red is our deep red. They offer a matte finish, long-lasting durability, and super pigmentation.3. EYE BALM
Talking about multifaceted products, we must bring up our Eye Balm. Like its name suggests, it was originally formulated to moisturize the delicate skin surrounding the eyes. However, since the balm is ultra-moisturizing and nourishing, it can be applied to other areas that require extra attention against dryness.
Inside its formula, you will find high-performance natural ingredients such as Hyaluronic Acid and Dragon’s Blood, perfect for nourishing and restoring the selected skin area.
HOW TO USE THE EYE BALM FOR LIP CARE
Like a regular lip balm, you can apply the Eye Balm stick directly on the lips.
BEYOND LIP CARE PRODUCTS
In addition to the wonderfully effective products above, you can take other measures to avoid chapped lips and cracks. These are some healthy habits you can adopt:
Even if you feel less thirsty in colder seasons, it’s critical you continue drinking the correct amount of water to keep your body hydrated from the inside out. Besides numerous other benefits, it will cultivate healthy skin and lips.
5. AVOID LICKING YOUR LIPS
It might seem that licking the lips is helpful when it comes to hydration when, in fact, it can make it worse. Saliva has a lower pH (more acidic) than the skin, causing the lips to become more dehydrated.
6. EXFOLIATE ONCE A WEEK
Similar to the skin on the body and the face, you should exfoliate your lips to remove dead cells and promote skin renewal. Exfoliate your lips with your preferred method and product once or twice a week.
7. IF POSSIBLE, GET A HUMIDIFIER
The whole purpose of humidifiers is to add moisture to the room. More moisture = less dry air = lower risk of dry, chapped lips.