Not Just Lip Service

Skinceuticals Antioxidant Lip Repair

Winter weather can wreak havoc on your lips. But there are other factors that might lead to dry, chapped lips. Here are some tips to keep you lips healthy and kissable:

  1. Remember the January Facebook tip about how much your skin benefits from being well hydrated? Well, the same is true for your lips. Drink plenty of water and water infused fruits and vegetables. Your lips will thank you for it.
  2. You can lick a popsicle, but don’t lick your lips. You may think you are adding moisture, but as your saliva dries, it robs moisture from your lips.
  3. In the winter or a dry climate, consider an indoor humidifier. Humidifiers help provide moisture to your skin and lips. If you turn the humidifier on at night, your skin will be replenished while you are sleep.
  4. Do NOT pick peeling skin from your lips. Lip skin is very delicate and picking at peeling skin will only cause your lips to crack and/or bleed. Try an exfoliator that is specifically made for lips to get rid of rough skin.
  5. Invest in a good lip treatment.  Find one that doesn’t just coat the top layer of lip skin but is actually absorbed into your lips. 

Aspirus Plastic Surgery is running a special on Skinceuticals Antioxidant Lip Repair, an emollient treatment that prevents premature aging and while restoring moisture to your lips.