5 ways to take care of your lips

5 ways to take care of your lips

What is the Best Care for Lips?

Let us be honest, Lip Care is often not given much weight as facial skin care, and general body skin care by most skin care brands. You will easily find ten general skin care articles before you find one about lip care, even though lips are among the most looked-at feature when people look at us. Perhaps if we understood the structure of the skin on the lips, and just how simple it is to take care of them with some useful tips, we will do better, and our lips will thank us!

5 ways to take care of your lips

The skin on our lips is thinner and more delicate than the rest of the body. Lips do not have the protective outer layer that the rest of our skin does. Not only that, they also do not contain oil and sweat glands to keep themselves moisturized – that is up to us! When we get to cooler seasons, it is easier for our lips to get dry faster, and chap too. Chilly air from outside, dry heated air from inside — all conspire to make the lips dry and tight. In seasons when there’s extreme heat or wind, the lips become more susceptible to dryness, and a vulnerable target for chapping. You might have also observed for yourself that licking the lips to moisturize does not work. The saliva dries out fast, leaving them feeling drier than before.

It seems like an uphill task to properly take care of our lips. However, you can incorporate this simple tip to your daily grooming activities to help you start a journey to healthier lips.

  1. Exfoliate the lips – This is a vital step to eliminate dry, and flaky skin that builds up on the lips. By doing this, you will help restore softness, smoothnessand shine on the lips. Simply us a wet toothbrush, or a lip scrub. Wet your lips first, gently apply the exfoliator of choice/brush your lips with a wet toothbrush in gentle strokes to remove dry flaky skin. Do this once a week or maximum 2 times a week. Over exfoliating or using too much force can damage lips.
  2. Hydrate – Drink lots of water to keep your lips (and the rest of your skin) from drying out.
  3. Do not Lick Your Lips – Avoid licking your lips, as it saps moisture from the lips. Do not worry, the more you remind yourself not to do this, you will eventually learn.
  4. Moisturize – Use Organic Lip Balms that are fortified with great ingredients meant to help with adding and locking in moisture, protecting the lips from harmful UV Rays, promoting soft and supple lips with healthy skin. E.g., Shea butter, beeswax, essential oils, among others. All Hawi Lip Balms contain these great ingredients, and more!
  1. Use the Right Products – There are key ingredients you should look for as you source for the best moisturizers for your lips, as mentioned above. Hawi Nature’s Touch seeks to provide organic Lip Balms that work. They are richly packed with goodies such as:

5 ways to take care of your lips

Raw Shea Butter (in all Hawi Lip Balms) – acts as a protective barrier that helps retain moisture on the lips.

Beeswax acts as a great emulsifier that is great for dry and chapped lips and protects the lips from harmful UV rays.

Castor oil is rich in the monounsaturated fatty acid ricin oleic acid, a known humectant, which helps retain skin moisture by preventing water loss through the outer layer of your skin promoting lip hydration.

The Omega 3 content strengthens the rejuvenation properties on damaged lips.

Coconut oil contains lauric acid which aids in healing of dry, chapped lips. It is easily absorbed which helps leaves the lips feeling supple & glowing.

Orange essential oil (in Honey Vanilla Balm) has natural anti-inflammatory properties which help heal dry lips.

Vanilla essential oil (in Honey Vanilla Balm) aids in calming and soothing cracked lips locking natural oils which leaves lips protected and naturally soft. It also helps brighten dull lips leaving them nourished and glowing.


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