The weather is getting cooler, which inevitably means chapped, dry lips. The products and routine you use to treat your lips matters. The good news is that you can nip those cracked lips in the bud with our 4 easy lip care steps. Build them into your daily routine for soft, supple lips this season.
1. Start with a clean slate. Exfoliate a few times a week to remove dead skin cells and let your fresh lips shine. Look for organic, sugar-based lip scrubs that gently exfoliate and protect. We carry lip scrubs made with organic, fairly traded sugar and jojoba oil to polish, nourish and revive lips. Apply with your fingers (or a toothbrush) and rub in circular motions. Lick or wipe off the excess sugar!
2. Moisturize at the optimal time. Apply your favorite organic lip balm every morning when you step out of the shower. This is the best time for your skin to absorb the rich, vital nutrients your lips desperately need. We offer a broad range of lip care - from vegan and SPF to benefit-focused and exotic flavors - all made with nourishing organic ingredients that work and are good for you and the planet.
3. Choose color wisely. If you love lipstick and lip glosses, look for products that use natural minerals to achieve a healthy color pay-out. Before applying color, consider using lip balm as a primer as minerals tend to dry your lips out quicker. Our vegan tints only use non-toxic earth minerals like mica and titanium dioxide, never carmine or other artificial ingredients that dry lips out.
4. Evening care is essential. After a long day of being active and awesome, be mindful of practicing an evening cleansing routine. Wash your face with an organic skin care oil such as jojoba, sweet almond or apricot kernel oil. These oil choices will remove stubborn lip stain without the need for harsh chemicals. Follow-up with a rich, cocoa-butter or coconut-oil based organic lip balm that will soothe and moisturize your lips while you sleep. We offer a set of vegan facial oils for removing environmental toxins and refreshing skin for bedtime.
*Extra bonus tips*
Have a balm at arm’s length. There’s a reason why people generally have a lip balm in their purse, on the bathroom vanity, in their car, and on their person. It’s not an addiction as some may suspect. The skin on your lips is actually the most delicate on your entire body and it gets used and abused all day long. From smiling and talking to eating and drinking, no wonder it’s crying out for relief. Balm up!
Practice safe sun. As always, be mindful when you’re out in the sun having fun and being active with your friends and family. Look for lip balms with a minimum SPF 15 level of protection.