It’s getting colder and colder outside, your lip gets exposed to all the elements. One of my biggest problems during this time of the season is chapped lips. Not to say I only get it during this season but I do get it all year around too. Chapped lips are the most annoying things ever. I myself am not too bad at moisturising as I do it on a daily basis, however, I do get my days when my lips are peeling. Here are my top tips to fix chapped lips.

1. Moisturise

This is common sense, your lips are chapped because it has lost its moisture. Make sure you drink plenty of water and use lip balm or chapsticks. Sometimes I find water drying as well as other drinks so when you remember to put on some lip balm afterwards. Even when you eat as well after you wipe your mouth on that tissue put on some lip balm.

2. Exfoliate

The best way to remove the skin that sticks out is to use a scrub and exfoliate it away. My inexpensive scrub to use is sugar and honey. The sugar makes a great exfoliant and whilst the honey moisturises the skin. Try to do this at least twice a week if your lips are feeling their worst.

3. Don’t touch the lips

Don’t be tempted to touch your lips. When you feel some skin peeling off you will be tempted to peel it and you could end up with a scar and discolouration of the lips until it heals. When you do end up peeling the skin add moisture to it as soon as you can to keep the layer hydrated to stop it from peeling.

4. Don’t lick your lips

It may just be easy to hydrate the lips by licking them but you aren’t doing your lips any favours. The saliva contains digestive enzymes that are meant to help break down the food we eat so by continually licking the lips for moisture can make the layer of lip think and cause it to flake of the moment dry and cold air reaches our face.

5. Treatment

Why not give your lips some TLC. Try out some oils and use it on the lips to give it that extra moisture.