Imagine, you are dressed up from head to toe, but your lips look pale and rough.Change in skin conditions with changing seasons is a common occurrence. Similar to our skin, lips need nourishment too. Many people become troubled by dry and chapped lips during the monsoon season. It becomes difficult to overcome this problem especially at this time of the year. During the rainy season, the air is humid and that makes your lips turn pale, follow these steps to take good care of those luscious lips
Yes, it is true, not all days shall be cloudy during monsoon. So, stepping out without sunscreen protection is a big no during the monsoon months. Do keep in mind that SPF is not just for your face, it is also for your lips. UV rays can damage your lips, as much as they can your skin. So, buy lip products that have SPF for the days you are out lapping up the sunshine.
Massage Your Lips
Use this lip-care tip this monsoon season to get those natural pink lips. Similar to your body, your lips too need a massage. You can take either butter, or jojoba cream, or olive oil and massage it gently on your lips. This will improve blood circulation and give you natural pink lips.
Scrub your lips
When your lips are covered with dead skin, it can not only be annoying, but can also be a real pain. So, to get rid of patchy lips full of dead cells and dirt, you must exfoliate your lips. But since your lips are subtle, remember to gently remove these without using any harsh granulated scrubber. You can apply any petroleum jelly available in the market to give your lips a healthy plump Your efforts of making your lips look gorgeous would go in vain if you do not take good care of them. Always remember that drinking enough water helps hydrate your body and also your lips. You can also have drinks that will help you detox and make your lips supple and smooth.
Keep oil or balm at hand
To instantly hydrate and smoothen dry lips, apply any lip serum. Since the skin on your lips is thinner than on the body, avoid balms and oils that have harsh chemicals or toxins, such as synthetic fragrances, lanolin, or Salicylic Acid, that can cause irritation. It is better to always carry a lip serum as it contains essential oils wherever you go and keep the lips hydrated to avoid chapped lips.
Choose products with high vitamin content like Vitamin A, B, D, E and essential fatty acids, because these have a wonderful ability to hydrate and nourish your lips while protecting against oxidative damage. Also use lip masks that provide nourishment, soften lips and give an overall healthy appearance to the lips.Hydrate from inside-out Like your body, your lips also need hydration from the inside to keep them soft and healthy. Your lips will be the first place in your body to show dryness when you are dehydrated. So make sure you are having plenty of liquids—from drinking two litres of water a day to herbal teas—and are also loading up on water-rich foods, such as cucumber, grapefruit and watermelon. You can also add lemon juice or chlorophyll to your water to improve hydration.
Like all other seasons, you can follow a simple lip-care tip this monsoon. Many people suffer from rough lip problems throughout the year and if you do not take steps to cure that, those cracked and bleeding lips can take away the charm from your face.
With inputs from Mr. Shivam Chakrala, Founder & CEO Skincells.