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Lip Care

Posted Apr 19 2010 8:46pm
Lips are the most sensitive part of our body and therefore require constant care. Loss of moisture in lip skin causes chapped lips. The loss of natural oils happens due to exposure to sun, cold dry winds or even repeated licking.Read on to know ways to take care of your lips.
Hydrate your body by drinking plenty of water. Drink atleast 8 glasses every day.
To reduce discoloration caused by smoking or caffeinated drinks the first step is to reduce the intake of such habits.
Mix honey and sugar in equal parts and just exfoliate then rinse or simply lick your lips. It works great.
Avoid the urge to lick your lips when they are dry as saliva acts only as a temporary moisturizing solution but causes more harm as it causes dryness.
Creamy lipsticks can act like balms and prevent your lips from chapping. Avoid using lipsticks that can dry out your lips.Clarified butter is also a very good home remedy. Apply a little every night to soothe lips. Take a fresh lemon and cut it in half, then rub the lemon in sugar. Apply the lemon with the sugar on it to your lips in a circular motion. After this rinse your lips, with ice cold water. The results are amazing. Apply chapstick or lip balm to keep lips feeling soft.At night, before you sleep apply two layers of creme or petroleum jelly such as Vaseline. Gently massage a layer in rotating motions and then apply a thicker layer on top. The second layer will be absorbed during the night and will help increase moisture content. Use a soft toothbrush to softly buff your lips to remove the deposit of dead cells that causes more drying and flaking.Women should wear lipstick with sunscreen, to prevent pigmentation from Ultra Violet radiation.Mix 2 teaspoon coconut oil, lemon juice, 3 drops of lemon oil and 1 teaspoon bee wax and warm. When melted, pour into a glass jar. Use this solution to moisturize your lips.Products, which include ingredients such as cocoa butter or Shea butter and vitamin E, are good sources of moisture.
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