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Health & Beauty Tips To Treat Chapped Lips During The Fall And Winter By: Steven Stern

During the fall and winter season, lips are subjected to dryness which can lead to chapping and peeling. Although uncomfortable, it really is an easy fix. People experience chapped lips more in the wintertime than in the summertime. The cold zaps moisture and accelerates lip damage. The natural tendency to alleviate the discomfort is to lick the lips, but that's the worst Also avoid these formulas in lip products because they thing to do. This habit aggravates the problem causing irritate dry lips even more, such as: more peeling and chapping. · Alcohol Cracked lips in cooler weather may be caused by envi· Capascin (made from chili peppers) ronmental conditions including: · Menthol · Cold temperatures ·

The flu or cold that forces someone to breathe out of their mouths

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Indoor heating systems and car heater

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Wind

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Phenol

Some of the above products are used to plump up lips, but on the flipside, they may dehydrate them instead. Like always, consult with a skin care professional on what is best.

Mild dehydration causes dry lips, so even though it's Other great lip restoring ingredients are: chilly outside do still drink plenty of water throughout · Aloe Vera the day. Those treating chapped lips need to scale back on their coffee and tea intake because caffeine · Anti-Ozonate dehydrates the body. · Coconut Oil Topical lip balms and conditioners are a great choice · Shea butter for treatment. Typically, it takes about a week to treat chapped lips. It's important to point out that although the winter During this timeframe, abstain from eating salty and skies may be overcast, it's always a good idea to find a spicy foods because this can aggravate the problem. lip balm with a sun protection factor. Ultraviolet rays Also, while indoor heating may be cranking in the still penetrate cloudy skies and damage skin. home, think about investing in a humidifier. Having it And if winter sports like skiing and snowboarding are in the bedroom will help moisten dry lips while getting on the seasonal calendar, these activities can also worssome shuteye. If dry lips persist for more than a couple en lip issues. So wear lip balm, a ski mask or scarf of weeks or if they begin to bleed, it's recommended to regularly. seek the help of a health care professional If there's time for research, log on to the Skin Cancer About the Author Foundation website. There, one will find a list of Steven Stern, chief esthetics officer of Skin Care Heaven based in Carlsproducts that are recommended by this organization bad, California, has immersed himself in providing an array of sterling skincare and mineral makeup products at his online shop for his clientele. which will have a SPF formula. For years, people turned to petroleum to treat dry lips but it's been discovered that the more it was applied, the more chapped their lips became.

Along with his staff of skin care professionals, Steven continually stays on top of the industry through continual education. Providing skincare advice and tips fuels his passion in helping others. Steven can be reached at skincareheaven411@yahoo.com or by visiting www.SkinCareHeaven.com . Skin Care Heaven offers quick free delivery 7and a rewards program that gives 10 percent back.

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