How to keep your lips Healthy


I love my lips. They’re the gateway to my face, and I take great care to keep them hydrated and exfoliated. But even though they’re just as important as your eyes or your mouth (or at least in my opinion), we don’t often think about how to keep our lips healthy. Here are some ways you can get started:

Avoid licking your lips

Licking your lips is a big no-no, as it can irritate the skin and make your chapped lips worse. The same goes for biting them—so this means you should refrain from using chapsticks or lip balms with minty flavors.


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Avoid kissing anyone with cold sores, especially if they aren’t aware they have them. To be safe, just keep your mouth closed while someone else is talking (or at least avoid making direct contact). It’s also important to avoid smoking cigarettes because nicotine causes irritation of the oral mucosa (the lining of the mouth), which can worsen chapped lips. If you’re going to drink hot or cold liquids, be sure not to let them rest on your mouth for too long before taking another sip; this will help prevent further damage from occurring over time.


Apply a protective lip balm with SPF

You should apply a lip balm with SPF on your lips every day. Applying a protective lip balm with SPF can protect your lips from sun damage. The sun’s UV rays can cause premature aging and wrinkles, along with other skin issues. Using a lip balm with SPF may also keep your lips soft and smooth.

You should use a lip balm with sunscreen before you go outdoors in the morning, or before going outside during the day to avoid getting burned by direct sunlight exposure to the skin around your mouth area. You can also apply it at night before bed as well as during the day while outdoors if needed, because UV rays are still harmful after dark when there isn’t much visible light coming in through windows etcetera which is helpful for people who have sensitive eyesight but still want protection against harmful effects of ultraviolet radiation like sunburns due to unprotected exposure time spent outdoors without proper precautions taken ahead of time (like wearing sunglasses or hats) so that they don’t become exposed back into those environments without proper preparation beforehand like having sunscreen lotion applied onto their faces prior any planned trip outdoors where they might spend long periods of time away from home throughout entire days’ worth of activities such as hiking trails across mountainous terrain outside city limits where trees block out direct sunlight from shining directly

Use a humidifier

A humidifier can help keep your lips moisturized and healthy. Humidifiers are also useful for keeping skin and lips hydrated when the weather is dry, or if you live in a dry climate. They can be found in most grocery stores and are relatively affordable ($20-$50).


Don’t use flavored lip balm

Don’t use flavored lip balm.

This might seem like a no-brainer, but flavored lip balm is the first item that comes to mind when you think of keeping your lips healthy. While it may be tempting to treat yourself with some minty chocolaty goodness, keep in mind that flavorings can actually cause irritation and allergic reactions if they’re not made in certain ways. Lipsticks contain more emollients than regular chapsticks and glosses, which makes them less prone to causing irritation—but still be mindful of ingredients such as lanolin and beeswax (which are great for moisturizing skin but can also cause allergic reactions). Also try to avoid anything with artificial sweeteners like saccharin or aspartame; these chemicals are known carcinogens!

Stay hydrated.

  • Drink more water than you usually do.
  • Make sure your lips are well-hydrated throughout the day by drinking plenty of water.

Exfoliate your lips.

Exfoliating your lips is like exfoliating your face: it’s a great way to get rid of dead skin cells, which can make them look dull or crusty. To do this, you can use a lip scrub made specifically for the purpose, or you can just use an old toothbrush and scrub away! The point is just to get rid of any dead skin on your lips so they’ll look nice and smooth. If you have sensitive skin, then don’t use anything too abrasive (like sandpaper), but otherwise go nuts!

If you don’t want to buy an expensive scrub that only has one application in its life cycle (or if you’re just not into putting stuff on/in your mouth), there are other options as well. For instance:

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Your lips need attention, too.

As a member of the human species, you are well aware that your lips are chapped and cracked. They’re more prone to dryness than any other part of your body because they’re always exposed to the elements—air, cold or heat, wind, sun. The delicate skin on your lips can also get sunburnt when it spends too much time in direct sunlight without protection!

Lip balm is a great way to keep your lips healthy and happy all year long.


The bottom line is that your lips need to be just as well cared for as the rest of your face. If you want to keep them healthy and looking great, follow these steps: Don’t lick or bite them; apply a protective lip balm with SPF; use a humidifier in dry environments; don’t use flavored lip balm (it can cause burning); stay hydrated by drinking plenty of water throughout the day; exfoliate your lips with an antibacterial scrub twice per week or more if needed (we recommend using one that contains glycolic acid); and finally, keep tabs on how much time you spend outdoors during peak UV hours so that you know when it’s safe for sun exposure without getting burned.