Dry Skin & Cracked Lips; Helpful Tips

Its that time of year when the weather gets cooler and the heat gets turned on. Like most people I also suffer from extreme dry skin and cracked lips. Fresh-Sugar-Lip-Treatment-SPF-15It is important to change your skin care regime for the season and add some extra TLC for your skin, to fight the cold outdoors and the dry heat inside.

glass-of-waterFirstly make sure you are well hydrated and are drinking enough water, during the colder seasons we drink more coffee which dehydrate’s us.

Switch your SPF moisturiser for something soothing, look for lotions and balms that contain Shea butter and essential oils like Jojoba.

burts bees and jojoba oil

If you have cracked lips mix some honey and raw sugar and apply to your lips. This works best after a shower or bath when your lips are soft from the steam and moisture.

If your lips are severely dry you can also use a toothbrush to exfoilate them; for this method you must! shower or bath first to ensure your lips are soft.

A quick fix for dry lips is to add Vaseline or Patrolmen jelly, I wouldn’t recommend using this product on a daily basis as Patrolmen Jelly doesn’t let your skin breathe

You can also take supplements, I like to take 2 fish oil capsules daily I noticed a difference in my skin within a week!

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*Little Tip: If you are worried about fish breath and (or) don’t like the taste, take the capsule at night after dinner and drink some yummy tea afterwards.

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Product Links:

Sugar Lip Balm: http://www.fresh.com/lip-treatment/sugar-lip-treatment-sunscreen-spf-15/H00000530.html

Organic Jojoba Oil: http://www.auracacia.com/auracacia/acproducts/acmassage.html

Burt’s Bees Hand Salve: http://www.burtsbees.ca

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