Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Beauty Tip Tuesday: Crack a Smile

It's that time of year.  The heart of winter as arrived and everyone is suffering from dry, chapped lips, right?  Chapped lips are caused by dehydration.  So, here are a few helpful tips to help cure and prevent those unsightly cracked lips.

1.) Mix 1 teaspoon of salt to 1 pint of cool water.
2.) Soak a washcloth in water and use as a compress over lips for 10 minutes.
3.) Once the flaky skin is softened, use the wash cloth to gently remove the dead skin.
4.) To sooth the lips, apply a thin coat of Vaseline.
5.) Lastly, to lock in moisture apply a lip balm with Bees Wax or Shea Butter.

*Avoid licking lips
*Use a humidifier in your home
*Avoid medicated lip balms- they can some times cause irritation.
* Eat food high in Calcium.
*Drink plenty of water
*Carry your lip balm with you and apply several times throughout the day.
* Use lip balms with SPF


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