Tried and Tested Tips to Avoid Chapped Lips

Dos, Don’ts and Special bonus tips to keep your lips soft and plump this winter.

Hello My Dear Beautiful Reader,

Winter is here. It’s too chilly here at Pune since a week. While I enjoy taking long cozy naps, my skin is screaming for more and more moisture day by day..!!

Skin covering lips is the thinnest layer of skin. Which makes it more prone to climatic changes and it requires more care. Today, I am going to share some tried and tested tricks and tips to take care of your lips so that you avoid cracked or chapped lips.

  • Firstly moisturization. Add a good moisturizing lip balm in your beauty routine. Apply, reapply whenever needed. I would recommend this lip balm
  • Use lip balm with SPF before you step out. This avoids sun damage while keeping your lips moisturized.
  • Scrubbing is a must. You can use some homemade scrubs or a good scrub from market to scrub away the dead skin cells from your lips. You can use scrub daily or 2-3 times a week. Scrubbing lips also promotes blood circulation and make lips look plump. I love these two scrubs the most – Forest Essential Lip Scrub and MAC Lip Scrub. If you are looking for DIY lip scrub recipes, here you go. 
  • Drink loads of water. Water not only flushes out toxins from body but also keeps skin hydrated from within.

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  • Lip mask are best friends in winter. Just like sheet masks for face, we do get masks for lips. All you need to do is place them over your lips to add deep moisture. There are lot of brands which have introduced some good lip masks to the market. If you are someone who love home remedies over chemicals, check this post of mine for DIY Lip Mask
  • While lips are dry, we tend to lick our lips. Let’s admit that it does give temporary relief from the dry lips. But the saliva evaporates quickly and it leaves lips even more dry. That’s the reason we should avoid licking lips and instead use lip balm when you feel the dryness.  
  • Avoid matte finish lipsticks. As the formula is quite drying, they enhance the cracks on lips and can make them more dry. Instead go for moisturizing lip tints/ lip glosses to add tint, shine + moisture.
  • When I was a kid I had this weird habit of peeling off flaky skin from my lips. Ouch… Not only it hurts, it also does no good to lips. So please don’t be baby me and do not peel pick flaky skin. Instead use lip scrub as mentioned above.

 

Bonus Tips:

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  • If you are too lazy to prepare a lip scrub/ get one, use toothbrush to scrub your lips. Yup it’s that simple. Wet the lips and use toothbrush to brush off the dry skin. Be gentle. Once done, don’t forget to apply lip balm..! You are welcome. 😉
  • If your lips are super dry and you haven’t found your ‘the lip balm’ (you know what I mean), then I have coupe of kitchen ingredients which I love. Honey and ghee. You can mix them or can use separately. Just apply a layer of it on your lips and let it work overnight. You will wake up with much much softer lips in the morning. 

Enjoy winter..!!!

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XOXO,

Pallavi

Greenviv Lip Scrub : Review

Hey,

Happy Friday gal..!!! For a change, I am waiting for Saturday instead of Friday. Because Saturday is working day for us. #Sob Sob.

So, today’s post is a lip care product review. You know the importance of scrubbing by now. All thanks to multiple skin care posts on Mygirlypedia. #Wink

Due to dehydration or climatic conditions, our lips tend to get dry. And nobody likes chapped, dry lips…!!! #Uhhh

So to scrub away those dead skin cells, we need to scrub the lips. You might have read my post about home made lip scrubs. But, we might not be able to carry those home made scrubs all the time. Today, I am gonna review a handy, hand made lip scrub for you.

Read on whether its worth buying.

Brand: Greenviv

Price – 199

Ingredients:

Shelf life: 18 months

Packing:
The scrub comes in a transparent, round plastic box. Plastic is of good quality hence no worries of breakage.

Is it travel friendly??
Yes the tiny box can be carried even in the jeans pocket for a quick help.

Flavor:

This one is chocolate vanilla one. There are multiple other flavors available in this range.

Color of the scrub:
As you can see in the picture, its brown one.

Texture:
It has buttery base and has sugar granules in it.

Fragrance:
It has mild fragrance of coca. Smells like a candy…!!! #ChocolateLover

How to Use??
Apply the scrub on wet lips and scrub gently. Wash lips with water after scrubbing.

My experience With Greenviv Lip Scrub:
I liked the mild fragrance and this is not sticky and non greasy. The sugar granules are not sharp or harsh to skin.
But I am disappointed a bit because it does not clean up lips perfectly, even after scrubbing for longer time. #Sob A bit of dry skin is still left on the lips.

Will I repurchase??
Umm No.! I will try some other brand.

Will I recommend???
Its not a must buy for extremely dry lips.

This one can be recommended for those who are looking for non-chemical, pocket friendly lip scrub.

Mygirlypedia Rating: 3/5 💋💋💋