How to look after your lips

Lips rarely get a break from exposure so it’s important to help them out now and again

Apply a lip balm

An easy way to lock in moisture and keep your lips hydrated. Aim to apply lip balm multiple times a day and before bed every night. The more damaged your lips are, the thicker the product you should use. Lips are particularly vulnerable to the sun’s rays so opt for a balm which has an SPF rating for long lasting protection.

Exfoliating removes dead and dry skin, revealing fresh, smooth skin beneath. Create your own DIY exfoliate scrub using your toothbrush, or a washcloth to gently scrub your lips and remove flaky skin. Try not to exfoliate your lips more than twice a week, otherwise, you may end up doing more damage than good.

Stay hydrated
One of the most common causes of dry skin is not drinking enough water. Always aim to drink at least eight glasses of water a day to help rejuvenate your skin and leave your lips looking healthy and fuller. Set up a humidifier in your home to increase the moisture in the air.

A splash of citrus
Make your lips appear brighter by rubbing some lemon juice on to your skin and watch your skin appear immediately bright. This natural remedy is a great quick fix to boost your lips but be careful not to apply lemon juice when lips are cracked, it may sting!