{Beauty} 7 Winter Lip Care Secrets

I don’t know about where you are but here in the UK winter is finally making its presence known. The last few weeks have been warmer than our usual winter weather, we didn’t even have snow (touch wood we don’t). Some unlucky souls had days worth of rain in one day, leading to floods which as you know can be devastating.

Winter and I do not agree on anything, I am a summer baby and I love the warm weather where I can dress in shorts and flip flops and not longnecks and boots. Don’t get me wrong I love my boots and lately I have been putting in more effort to look good in winter and I have been sharing my outfit and Fashion tips and ideas.

 

One thing I have struggled with for a long time is chapped lips (bottom left picture) and this is mostly due to my poor diet and lack of hydration. For the life of me, water in the UK tastes something weird I used to live in the east of England which is known for it’s hard water and now living in the south it’s not any better. I thought today I share with you some of the lip care secrets I have been practicing and some that I just stumbled upon and trying.

7 winter lip care secrets

1. Hydration – I do not even need to explain the importance of this, my struggle with drinking plain water forces me to really work on this. I have been drinking lemon water to stay hydrated and when I am out and about I buy aloe vera water to stay hydrated.

2. Vitamins B, A and E – I must confess when it comes to taking vitamin supplements I am quite bad at it, so I have added them to my daily to do list which I look over first thing in the morning and last thing before bed. Hopefully this will prompt me to take these vitamins and give my body the boost of nutrients it needs.

3. Honey & sugar scrub – I shared in my lip care secrets post that I make my own sugar (+olive oil) scrub but this time I am trying out the Honey & Sugar scrub, I found a good recipe HERE. This helps exfoliate my lips removing all the dead skin and revealing new skin.

4. Keep moisturised – in winter you need to use lip balms, lipsticks etc which contain more of moisturising ingredients like; Aloe Vera, shea butter, coconut oil and more.

5. Stop licking your lips – this is not only a bad habit but a short-term fix too. This leads to chapped lips which we all know are not sexy so moisturise all the time even before bed.

6. Green teabag – this is one I just learnt but use teabags on your lips for 4 minutes daily and it helps moisturise your lips.

7. Cucumber juice – get some cucumber, cut it up and then crush it to get the juice. Use the juice on your lips for 20 minutes and then wash off.

These are my 7 winter lip care secrets that I am currently using to keep my lips looking fresh and moisturised and not dry and chapped.

What are some of your secrets? Do you use any of the ones above?

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  1. February 5, 2016 / 2:23 pm

    I am terrible for licking my lips when they get dry, these are great tips, I had no idea about the green tea bag. That stuff is awesome! haha

    • February 5, 2016 / 2:26 pm

      I used to lick my lips like mad but they just got worse so now I am careful not to

  2. February 5, 2016 / 1:02 pm

    Some incredible tips here! I get dry and chapped lips as soon as the weather starts to turn. There are so many of these I’ve not heard of before, like cucumber juice and honey scrub!!! I’m definitely going to be giving them a try. x

    • February 5, 2016 / 1:49 pm

      I only recently learnt of the cucumber juice but honey I have known for a while

  3. February 5, 2016 / 8:19 am

    My lips are all cracked and dry at the moment and I have a habit of peeling off the cracked bits which usually makes it worst. I need to try some of these ideas.

    • February 5, 2016 / 10:35 am

      I used to do the same and now using these tips I am much better

  4. February 4, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    Hi there SIL, these are some good tips. I’ve heard of using a tea bag or cucumber juice before… where did you find out about that?

    • February 5, 2016 / 7:11 am

      Hey SIL it’s all about Doctor Google and others tried myself

  5. February 4, 2016 / 8:48 pm

    I am suffering with terribly dry lips at the moment – great tips thank you. I have never heard of the cucumber juice one. Kaz x

    • February 4, 2016 / 8:56 pm

      Awww bless hope some of my remedies help you

  6. January 12, 2016 / 5:44 am

    Great tips. i always have trouble with my lips chapping. I’ve never heard the green tea tip before!

    • January 12, 2016 / 6:27 am

      Thanks Hannah, I used to be the same but now learnt all these new tips and it’s been fine since

  7. January 12, 2016 / 4:31 am

    I need to start taking care my lips 🙂 My lips are pretty dry and flaky

  8. Rosey
    January 11, 2016 / 6:50 pm

    Yep, it has been a nice warm winter. Knock on wood, touch wood whatever works. 🙂

    • January 11, 2016 / 7:07 pm

      Hahaha I know right

  9. January 11, 2016 / 6:18 pm

    These are awesome tips. You look great! The shade of the lipstick suits you.

    • January 11, 2016 / 7:05 pm

      Thanks so much

  10. tauyanm
    January 11, 2016 / 10:46 am

    love the greentea bag idea! drinking lots of water is must too

    • January 11, 2016 / 11:28 am

      Thanks, I only recently found out about that one myself

  11. January 11, 2016 / 3:55 am

    Here in NYC winter hasn’t been that bad..yet.. Bookmarking so I can come back when winter has my lips dry and chapped.

    • January 11, 2016 / 5:25 am

      Glad to hear it, in the UK now we have started to feel it

  12. Elizabeth O.
    January 11, 2016 / 12:45 am

    I love taking care of my lips especially during this season. I make sure I keep it hydrated and soft.

    • January 11, 2016 / 5:25 am

      That’s good

  13. January 11, 2016 / 12:05 am

    What fantastic tips and I’m sure going to use them. I used to lick my lips all the time but I stopped doing that and am now trying to get the grand kids to stop. One of them always looks like she has double lips from licking them so much. Her mom and I both buy her lots of chap stick but can’t get her to stop doing that.

    • January 11, 2016 / 5:24 am

      Hahaha I am sure she will in good time

  14. January 10, 2016 / 10:50 pm

    I try to take plenty of water and I don’t lick my lips at all. Great post.

    • January 11, 2016 / 5:24 am

      Thanks Stella, I am working on the water part daily

  15. January 10, 2016 / 9:52 am

    I need to get into a better habit of taking my daily vitamin tablets too. I use an amazing lip scrub from lush which really moisturises my lips x

    • January 10, 2016 / 10:02 am

      I need to check out that lip scrub too as though I love my homemade one it doesn’t hurt to see what else is out there

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