Thursday, January 19, 2012

Fighting Winter Lips

Everyone has experiences those times during winter when your lips become dry, cracking, peeling, and flaky. You try to put lipstick or lip gloss on and you see every line and crack. Its both embarrassing and annoying. Here are some simple and fun tricks to keep your lips soft and subtle during the winter.

Find a good chapstick that will stay on your lips while walking through the blistering cold, windy, winter days. My personal favorite is Carmex in original. Chapstick is key to fighting off the dry lips in winter.

If possible cover your face while walking outside in the freezing cold weather, you can do this by finding a cute scarf that can also help make an outfit! This protects your lips from the wind and cold.

Exfoliate your lips once a week to remove the dead skin. If you don't want to invest in a lip scrub try using sugar. Dip your finger in some water and then sugar and massage into lips. The rough texture takes away the dry flaky skin that is sitting on the surface of the lips. My favorite lip scrub is by Lush called Pow Wow, the best part about it is you can lick off the scrub and eat it! Mmmm just like pop rocks! A simple exfoliator can be your toothbrush...yes i said toothbrush! Use the bristles of the toothbrush in circular motions all around the also draws blood to the lips and helps pump them up!

Another quick tip for those lipstick lovers, try applying a lip balm before you apply the lipstick to have a smooth surface for the lipstick to glide over instead of adhere to the rough patches.

Hope these tips and tricks help!

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