Lips: 6 rules for treating them when cold starts

Cold and wind can cause dryness and small wounds. Put into practice our rules for very soft and always young lips

Is it enough to lower the temperatures a few degrees or a walk exposed to the dry wind and do you find yourself with dry lips and some painful cuts? Our lips are very delicate and exposed to the elements, if they are not treated with diligence and perseverance, the risk is that the temporary damage caused by the atmospheric conditions is compounded by the permanent damage of time in the form of expression lines and small wrinkles.

Taking care of your lips is possible, and it is also very pleasant: investing a few minutes of time each day and putting on some clever tricks your mouth will always be at the top, especially if you follow our infallible decalogue.

1. Treat your lips in winter: cocoa butter

Cocoa butter is a beauty ally for the lips because it nourishes and moisturizes them. Always keep it in your bag and never go out without it: its barrier effect protects against wind and cold attacks. Don't buy the first one that happens to you, however, choose one that is rich in natural ingredients and without parabens, silicones, mineral oils, dyes or pegs. Go skiing or take a trip to the mountains? Then look for a cocoa butter with sunscreen, UV rays are not harmful only in summer!

2. Treat your lips in winter: wear a scarf or a scarf

Exaggerating with protection is better than exposing your lips to the rigors of the cold. If you go out early in the morning, lift the scarf or scarf so that the fabric covers your lips, creating a physical barrier to the brisk air.

3. Treat your lips in winter: scrub

Freeing the lips from the cuticles and dead cells is important for having them always very soft. There are lots of recipes that you can put into practice for simple but effective scrubs. Get a soft toothbrush and pour three drops of olive oil over it, then gently massage it on the lips. Alternatively you can mix a teaspoon of honey and a teaspoon of brown sugar and massage it using a toothbrush or fingertips. Instead of honey you can also use a teaspoon of whole yogurt.

4. Treat your lips in winter: the lip mask

Masks are a trend in recent months. Whether in fabric, silicone or biocellulose, many brands offer them and you can also find those for the lips, rich in nutrients. You only need 15 minutes of application for a plumping and moisturizing effect. You can also give yourself a DIY lip mask: in the evening, before going to sleep, apply a generous layer of pure shea butter (make sure it is organic) not only on the lips but also on the contour, so as to avoid the formation of small wrinkles.

5. Treat your lips in winter: do not wet your lips

When you feel it dry and tight you spontaneously pass your tongue over your lips to alleviate this annoying sensation, don't you? Resist the temptation to do so because you risk worsening the situation by removing the lipid layer that protects the epidermis. Use your trusty lip balm instead.

6. Treat your lips in winter: drink a lot

Dry lips are a sign of a dehydrated body. Even in winter, drink at least eight glasses of water a day. To reach the recommended altitude you can drink unsweetened teas and warm teas, or enrich warm water with a tablespoon of lemon juice.

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