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1. Do not Touch or Lick your Lips:
Lips do not have any protection of their own, which means that each time you touch them or lick them, they are getting directly affected.
It is essential that you do not do anything that will make the problem worse.
Never lick your lips. It might feel good for the moment and also feel hydrating for your lips. But once the saliva evaporates, it will leave the lips even drier. The enzymes in the saliva are simply too harsh on your delicate lips.
The next thing to never do is breathe with your mouth open. Imagine how much of the moisture must get stripped away with all that dry air blowing over it.
And the last in this segment, is but obvious. Don’t kiss anyone with any infections on their lips. For it takes absolutely no time for an infection to spread to any cracks on your lips too!
2. Follow Healthy Diet Plan:
A good diet is essential not just for your skin but even for your lips.
Vitamins and other nutrients reflect directly on the condition of your lips. It is essential that you stay on a healthy diet to have lovely lips!
3. Stay Hydrated By Drinking Lot of Water:
Staying hydrated is one of the most important things when it comes to healthy lips . Just as your skin needs to be kept hydrated from the inside, so do your lips.
4. Remove Makeup:
Your lips need to be able to breathe by being clear.
- Make sure you remove all traces of makeup from your lips before you sleep.
- Use a damp cotton ball and wipe your lips clean.
5. Keep Your Lips Hydrated Overnight:
While we are awake we know when our lips dry out, but this could be a problem when you are asleep.
The air around you tends to dry out your lips while you sleep.
- Make sure you use a heavy or hydrating lip cream or some petroleum jelly before you sleep.
- You can also use cream or raw milk for the same or even ghee (clarified butter).
6. Massage your Lips:
You can use some nourishing oils to massage your lips for about 5 minutes every day.
This improves the blood circulation in your lips and ensures that they get the nutrients that are needed.
7. Scrub Your Lips:
Scrubbing your lips is important to ensure that they stay healthy and soft. Removing dead skin cells is a must to make sure that your lips don’t succumb to any infection.