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Keep your lips protected from the ravages of winter
Even if you don't suffer from dry skin, you may find that your lips become chapped and dry over the colder winter months. Just as your hair and the rest of your skin can suffer so too can your lips. This can leave your lips sore and make you feel self-conscious about how you look.
While you will probably bundle up over the next few months, especially when venturing outside, it is very rare that you provide any protection for your lips. Cold temperatures, wind, dry air - caused by central heating - and the general rigours of winter can steal moisture from your lips.
Unlike the rest of your skin, your lips have only very thin layers of surface skin, which means they are more likely to become affected by external and internal changes. While the rest of your face might remain dry - although it can also be affected by the cold - your lips are highly likely to suffer.
You actually lose around ten-times more moisture from your lips than from skin on any other area of your body, meaning it is really important to ensure they get all the help and protection they can. As well as drinking lots of water, which is beneficial for all your skin as well as your system as a whole, there are ways that you can improve the feel and appearance of chapped lips.
If your lips are feeling dry or chapped, avoid licking them. Although putting saliva on your lips will help momentarily, it can actually make the problem worse. Saliva will evaporate from the surface of your lips, which can result in more moisture being lost.
Biting your lips to get rid of loose skin can damage them even more, reduce their ability to heal and result in your lips getting sore. Instead, mix some granulated sugar with a small amount of lip balm and gently scrub in a circular motion over your lips. This will get rid of the loose skin, moisturise the lips and allow the skin to heal better.
Carry lip balm with you everywhere as you never know when you might need it. It is best to apply it before going outside, before bed and whenever your lips start to feel incredibly dry. Natural oils are best to use as they compliment the skin's natural oils and won't result in your lips getting dry again when you stop using them.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you Emiliano for your comment. In this blog we are referring more to oils, more so than butters and while we agree with you Shea is an excellent emollient for hair, it's consistency is more buttery and it is used more as a leave-in remedy to smooth hair texture. We have suggested Coconut oil as it helps slow down hair loss by penetrating deep into your hair shaft to prevent protein loss, which in turn prevents breakage. When applied to your scalp, it simultaneously moisturises and removes build-up around your hair follicles to encourage hair growth and is one of base oils always used in Ayurveda for hair treatments. As this post is more focused for hair and not for skin, the comedogenic scale applies to skin/pores and not hair follicles. Thank you again for your feedback.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Hello Zu, yes hair loss can be very stressful and this in turn amplifies the cause almost.. Perhaps with Covid, your system may have been depleted of nutrients and fighting the virus can take its toll on your immune system, so sometimes our hair and skin suffer when we have been ill. We really believe in oils for scalp massage as the best way to revive the growth and help regenerate the follicles. It may be also worth at looking at internal supplements and making sure you are getting enough of omega oils, perhaps plant based such as nuts and seeds in your diet. For external oil treatment, would recommend the Really Good Hair oil which we create with Brahmi, this herb is known to help bring the scalp back to health and improve growth. Biotin is also a good vitamin to take as a supplement to help with hair growth so do look into that. So hope these tips will be helpful for you.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?I, am very surprised that your article did not include Organic Shea Butter and that coconut oil, is your number one choice for hair growth and thickness. According to the comedogenic scale, coconut oil, has a rating of (4), on a scale from (0), to (5), on clogging your pores. Why would anyone put coconut oil, on their hair or skin knowing the pores will get clogged up. Shea Butter, on the other hand has a (0), rating on the comedogenic scale, which is great for dry hair and skin and won't clog up your pores.
- Which is the best oil for hair growth and thickness?Thank you for your very informative article. I suffered COVID in December, 2020, and in February I started experience extreme hair loss and all my hair jus falls like a person who is under going Chemo therapy. It's very depressing. Had to cut off all my hair and even the little that is left is falling off daily not sure what to do. Please suggest something.
- Carrot Oil for Face Hello :) You can use carrot oil only in small drops on your skin in the morning/during the day since it is highly potent. Carrot oil is rich in vitamins and is a very effective moisturiser. You can also mix a few drops of Carrot Oil with your favorite face cream. You can do that at least twice a week or include it in your daily skincare routine. Hope this helps.
- Carrot Oil for Face Can I use the carrot oil in the day time? Because I am using Vitamin c serum in the night. Please advise. Thanks