Lips Care Tips
Lips Care Tips :
Q: How is lip care different from skin care?
Well, your basic lip structure is different from your skin structure. By that I mean your lips do not have any sweat or oil glands unlike your body skin. Now this means that your lips have no natural moisture at all.
Also, the outer layer of the lip is extremely thin and even completely absent in most people. So your lips dry out faster than your skin as moisture evaporates from the lips much faster than from skin. This dryness results in chapping and cracking, and in extreme cases it can increase the risk of inflammation, infection and burning sensations.
You need to use good quality products for your lips like Blistex DCT, Lip Balm or Fruit Smoothies which keep your lips soft and supple.
Q: How do we protect our lips from the sun?
Lips have little or no melanin, your skin's natural sunscreen pigment. Without it your lips are extremely susceptible to the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays.
Now, lips should be protected from the sun with a product that contains a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 or more. This is essential as constant exposure to the sun can result in lip cancer. Blistex products contain SPF 15/20 which effectively shield out the sun's harmful rays.
Q: Lips need to be protected indoors. Is this true?
That is actually a very good question. The answer is yes. Your lips do need to be protected indoors. Unless you're living in a house with no windows, the sun's rays can most definitely harm your lips.
Also, what many don't realize is that if you spent a great deal of time in centrally heated or air-conditioned rooms, your liable to end up with extremely dry lips. Dryness is also the enemy when a winter cold or flu strikes. So, it's a good idea to work lip protection into your daily skin care regimen-whether you spend time outdoors or not.
Q: How do we heal lips that are already severely dry?
For seriously dry lips, I recommend using a medicated product, like Blistex Lip Ointment, that contains penetrating analgesics to bring cooling relief to lips and moisturizing ingredients to hydrate lips.
And yes, prevention is better than cure, so make sure you continue to use Lip Ointment to avoid severely dry lips from recurring.
Q: Is it possible to reduce the signs of aging on lips?
Lip wrinkles are growing to be more and more of a problem now days. The thing is you don't necessarily have to be old to develop them on your lips.
Now, the two bigger reasons for lip wrinkles are sun damage and loss of elasticity. The most important thing to do is to ensure that you're using SPF 15 or more. This takes care of the sun. You could use any of the Blistex products which have moisturizers with sun protection ranging from SPF 15-20.
But to eliminate lip wrinkles and prevent the appearance of lines, you need to use Blistex Fruit Smoothies. This product literally turns back the clock for your lips, making them look younger and more supple.
Q: How can we tell if a particular product is good for our lips?
You first need to identify what your lip problem is. Are you suffering from chapped, dry lips? Then you need a product that contains a good balance of moisturizers to condition your lips. Look out for products that contain Aloe Vera, Cocoa Butter, Soya Protein and essential Vitamins. They nourish your lips, making them look and feel healthier.
You should also ensure that the product you're buying contains SPF to protect your lips from the sun. You could check out the entire range of Blistex products which contain SPF 15/20.
If you're suffering from Blisters or cold sore, you need a curative product that contains intense medication to relieve your lips. Lip Ointment is a good option