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Troubled by chapped lips? Here’s how to care for them during winters

Winters are bad for the skin and one of the most sensitive parts are our lips. Here are simple yet effective ways of dealing with them.

health and fitness Updated: Dec 28, 2016 11:59 IST
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Lips need special care during the winters.(Shutterstock)

Like your skin, lips too need special care and attention during winter. Get rid of chapped lips with petroleum jelly, glycerin and coconut oil, suggests an expert.

Aakriti Kochar of Oriflame India, has shared some tips for lip care during winter:

1) First and foremost, like your skin, your lips also need hydration. So, do not cut out on water, fruits and vegetables just because one doesn’t feel very thirsty in winters.

Drink plenty of water to keep your skin hydrated. ( Shutterstock )

2) Apply petroleum jelly regularly and in abundance to keep your lips soft and pink.

Petroleum jelly is simple and effective. ( shutterstock )

3) When stepping out, protect your lips with SPF, just like you do for your skin. This prevents dryness caused by sun rays in winter.

Protect your skin from sun tan with SPF. ( Shutterstock )

4) Glycerin is also a good home remedy for excessive dry patches on your skin, area around the eyes and lips.

5) If you have dry lips, avoid using matte lipsticks. Instead use more creamy or sheer textures.

Avoid using a matt lipstick.

6) Apply Shea butter even during the day. It has SPF properties and gives instant boost of nourishment to the lips.

7) Apply coconut oil regularly on your lips during winters to prevent them from drying and flaking. One can also apply the same oil on navel to nourish the lips from within.

Coconut oil is great for chapped lips. ( iStock )

8) Vitamin E-based lip balms are a good source of anti-oxidants and help maintain texture of lips.

9) For dry chapped lips, use honey and sugar scrub made at home. This mixture gently removes dryness and honey keeps it nourished and soft.

First Published: Dec 28, 2016 11:55 IST