Common Lip Care Mistakes | How to Take Care of Your Lips
We all make mistakes, especially when it comes to lip care.
While we would all love a clean and non-chapped mouth, a lot of us don't really implement a consistent routine when it comes to taking care of our lips. Especially when compared to the lengths that we go for our general skincare
If you want healthier looking lips that are filled with moisture and shine, then here are a few habits that need to be broken when it comes to caring for your lips, including tips on how to fix them.
And yes, we go beyond applying lip balm.
1. Not Hydrating Enough
Ever feel your mouth go dry when you are dehydrated? Well, your lips are feeling it too. Make sure that you drink water and stay hydrated throughout the day to keep your skin (and lips) hydrated as well.
2. Not Using SPF
If you aren't using SPF on your lips, then you need to start doing it now. Just because you're moving them doesn't mean they aren't susceptible to things like skin cancer or even burning.
3. Not Exfoliate Regularly
Like the rest of your skin, your lips need to be exfoliated every now and then to slough off those dead skin flakes to uncover fresh new skin underneath. But, don't go overboard of you could be damaging the delicate skin on your lips. We suggest exfoliating 1-2 times a week.
4. Not Watching What You Eat
No, we don't mean that you have to go on a diet for your lips. Although eating healthy is great for your skin overall, adding a few things to your diet will actually help keep your lips moisturized. For example, you could eat more fish or walnuts for the omega-3 fatty acids.
5. Not Throwing Old Lip Products Out
We're guilty of this so we thought we would share it with you. Make sure to check the expiration date on your lip balm. And if you can't find an expiration date, please throw the lip product out if you've had it for over 6 months. Remember that old lip balm can dry out and even grow bacteria.