6 Simple Tips to Help You Get Rid of Chapped Lips (For Good)

Posted Tuesday March 18, 2014 1:40 PM GMT

Has the cold, dry weather got you pouting? Yeah, us too — literally.

However, let it be known there are various ways to promote a luscious-looking pucker despite the freezing temps.

To ensure your kisser stays … kissable … follow these simple do’s and don’ts.

DON’T bite or lick lips.
Biting off dead skin will only increase the amount of time your lips need to heal. Also, your saliva contains acids that help break down foods. Meaning, repeatedly licking your kisser will irritate them as well.

DO use a moisturizing lip balm with SPF.
It may seem like a no-brainer, but keeping those babies lathered in an ultra-moisturizing product numerous times a day is the different between a silky smooch and one that turns your guy away! If cold sores are a problem, use one containing Alpine Rose — it’s a powerful antioxidant and antiviral that’ll help restore your skin’s natural resilience.

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DO exfoliate with a toothbrush.
Rotate your brush in a circular manner over your lips to reveal a softer, suppler pout.

DO consider using creamy lipsticks.
Switching to a more luscious formula during the colder months is a wise choice. Stash away all your dry, long-lasting varieties until warmer weather hits!

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DO drink up.
Drink more water! This is the best, and cheapest way to hydrate your lips from the inside out.

DO cover up.
Whenever possible, be sure to shield your lips from the bitter cold. A scarf is a fashionable way to stay warm and protect them from unsightly wind damage.

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