Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Lip Care

By Mary Caliendo
Having beautiful lips shouldn't be so difficult. We need to treat our lips as we do our facial skin each day. According to the Academy of Dermatology, our lips do not contain oil glands and that in turn can cause them to become dry and chapped. The academy goes on to remind us that it does not have to be winter to have chapped lips.

Simple things like overly licking lips, exposure to wind, and even exposure to sun can cause chapped lips.

Here is a couple of simple things that can help you avoid getting chapped lips. Starting with the simplest of all, quit licking your lips (I don't know about you, but my mother would holler at me).
In the age of sunscreens for your body; get one for your lips and don't leave home with out it on! Purchase a lip balm that contains an SPF. Be certain that the SPF is at 15 or higher to combat the harmful rays of the sun. On windy days in winter, cover up your face this will not only help your lips, it will also help you avoid wind burn on your cheeks! Wearing a simple scarf, or even pulling up a turtleneck will help.

For night time, people have been known to create their own home remedies or use petroleum products and this can work for some. Please heed the warning that many have allergies or reactions to homemade remedies or are allergic to petroleum products, be careful if this is you.

Continue by "amping" up your water intake, and continue with a good diet with fruits and veggies (this helps with facial skin too). Finally, make certain that there is the proper level of moisture in your home.

Following these simple beauty basics, your lips will be stunning and will go from season to season.

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