WHY PROTECT LIPS?
It’s both an aesthetic and health issue. As stated above on the aesthetic side, jacked-up lips don’t look good and since people are constantly looking at your mouth during conversations, those lips “say” volumes about you. From a health perspective, dry and chapped lips are more prone to cold sores and infections, which in addition to not being healthy, don’t look real charming either.
HOW TO PROTECT LIPS?
• The key step is to regularly apply a lip balm containing natural humectants and ideally, a SPF (Sun Protection Factor). Up the application amount and frequency when in dry or sunny climates.
• From time to time, use a gentle facial exfoliator around the lip area to ward off any dead skin that may feel uncomfortable or provide the appearance of chapping.
• Steer clear of too much coffee or alcohol, both of which can contribute to dry and irritated lips (we know that’s a tall order).