Chapped lips are often the dark side of an open air lifestyle.
Cold, wind, sun but also heating and air-con can all cause lip dehydration.
Chapped, flaky lips might be the unpleasant, sometimes painful, consequence.
The best way to prevent is optimal hydration from the inside out (drink-more-water-everyday) and constant protection from external aggressions.
But what shall you do when the damage is done? Fix it in just 3 easy steps that you will find below!
Chapped lips fix #1: scrub
The first step is to get rid of flaky dead skin. The look of your smile will obviously thank you but this will also prepare your lips to receive the following cures.
Exfoliation should be delicate and sweet…candy sweet if you follow our diy recipe at the bottom of the article!
Put a few drops of face oil or a little multi use balm on your finger, add a little exfoliating powder and gently massage onto your lips in little circular movements. Remove with a soft towel or with a dampen muslin.
The Balm by Nucifera is rich in Coconut Oil, known for its healing, antiseptic properties that are great to heal and calm little wounds.
Multiuse Balm by Alex Carro is enriched with Calendula and Chamomile oils that are ideal to soothe parched and inflamed skin.
The Exfoliating Powder by Alex Carro contains Bromeline and Papaine for an enzimatic exfoliation that works in combination with coconut shell micro powder.
Watch this video tutorial:
Chapped lips fix #2: hydrate and protect
Drink plenty of water and warm herbal teas (no sugar needed) to restore optimal hydration from the inside..
Apply a specific lip treatment several times a day. Our product of choice is Age-repair lip treatment by Grown Alchemist. Tri-peptides stimulate collagen and hyaluronic acid production for reduced surface folds and smooth, moisturised, full-looking lips. Violet leaf extract provides rutin, salicylate and flavonoid Antioxidants that provide antiseptic and healing properties. Shea butter protects from moisture loss while naturally hydrating your lips.
Just before you go to bed, massage your lips with a natural balm. You can choose one between the two we’ve already suggested or simply use a premium quality organic coconut butter or Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
Keep a jar of Multiuse Balm beside your bed and apply it every night just before sleeping. Your lips will progressively look and feel more hydrated, soft, healthy and protected.
Sugar and cinnamon DIY lip scrub recipe
1/2 tsp organic coconut oil (or extra virgin olive oil)
1 tsp organic maple syrup (or agave syrup)
1 tsp virgin cane sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
Mix all the ingredients in a small cup.
Massage onto your lips with your finger in small circular movements.
Remove gently with a dampen towel or muslin.
Pat your lips dry.