How to Take Care of Your Lips During the Summer Season

How to Take Care of Your Lips During the Summer Season Most, if not all, people know that you need to take special care of your skin in the summer. But fewer people realise that lips need some extra TLC during the hot months, too. How to take care of your lips during the summer season to keep them soft and supple and protect them from the sun, heat, wind and dust? Let us give you a couple of tips that may come in handy.

The skin of the lips is very thin and fragile, which makes it especially vulnerable to various aggressive external factors. In summer, the lips are exposed to ultraviolet radiation, hot dusty air, salt sea water or chlorinated pool water (during vacations), etc., which often results in dry, chapped, flaky lips. To avoid this and keep your lips smooth, soft and supple regardless of the weather, you should take proper care of them during the summer months. Here are the key stages of a summertime lip care routine.

Exfoliation

You probably exfoliate your face and body on a regular basis, but have you ever thought that the skin of your lips needs exfoliation, too? Of course, you shouldn’t use your face scrub to exfoliate your lips because a) its abrasive particles are probably too coarse for the delicate skin of your lips and b) it may contain ingredients that you shouldn’t swallow. Luckily, there are special lip scrubs that delicately polish the lips and are safe for accidental swallowing; some of them come in small jars and some are shaped like lipstick for easier application. If you don’t have a lip scrub, you can gently massage your lips with a soft toothbrush.

Hydration and Nourishment

In the summer, the skin of the lips is often stripped of moisture and nutrients by the heat and sun. To keep your lips soft and supple, you should regularly moisturise and nourish them. The easiest way to do this is to buy a lip balm formulated with natural vegetable oils and herbal extracts.

Protection

Your lips are affected by UV radiation just like the rest of your face. So, in addition to sunscreen and moisturiser with SPF, you should invest in a lip balm with SPF and use it religiously. SPF 15 to 30 should be enough to keep your lips protected from the sun. Don’t forget that they also need protection from dehydration and environmental stressors; for this purpose, your lip balm should contain occlusive ingredients, such as beeswax.

Makeup Removal

Most women opt for waterproof, long-lasting makeup products in summer to keep their makeup from running when they’re sweating in the heat. The flipside of such products is that they’re tougher to remove than regular makeup. If you have a habit of wearing long-lasting lipstick during the summer season, you should buy an effective but delicate makeup remover, which is specifically designed to remove lipstick and moisturise your lips.

It should be noted that you should refrain from licking your lips when you’re outdoors, use dense and long-lasting matte lipstick as infrequently as possible (because it can cause dry and chapped lips), and always remove lip makeup before going to bed. In addition, you should keep your skin hydrated from the inside by drinking enough water during the day, especially if you sweat a lot.

The right choice of lip care products is also extremely important because they are responsible for moisturising, nourishing, exfoliating and protecting your lips (in other words, for all stages of your summertime lip care routine that we’ve described above). Make sure that lip balms, lip scrubs and makeup remover you choose are formulated with natural active ingredients, such as beeswax, propolis, cocoa butter, coconut oil, olive oil, shea butter, argan oil, macadamia oil, grapeseed oil, peach kernel oil, sea buckthorn extract, rose hip extract, aloe vera leaf juice, vitamins A and E, hyaluronic acid, panthenol, bisabolol, various essential oils, etc.

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