How to Avoid Dry, Cracked Lips During The Winter Season
If your eyes are the windows to your soul, then consider your mouth the front door. Your smile is a huge expression of who you are, and in addition to maintaining white, clean, healthy-looking teeth, it's definitely worth your while to take care of your lips by regularly using a natural lip balm, especially during the cold winter season!
The Lowdown on Your Lips
Your lips are a highly sensitive and delicate part of your skin and deserve special care and attention. This is partly because, unlike skin elsewhere on your body, your lips contain neither hair nor sweat glands, which means they lack the innate, protective natural oils from your body.
The skin on your lips is also very thin and has an insane amount of sensory nerve endings (this probably explains why, in addition to helping you eat and speak, the lips are classically recognized as a symbol of sensuality and considered one of your body's prime erogenous zones).
In your day-to-day life, it can be almost impossible to avoid exposure to elements that can be harsh on your lips, including:
- Cold, dry, windy weather
- UVA and UVB radiation from the sun
- Cuts and cold sores
- Hot food and beverages
Like other parts of your body, your lips are also sensitive to what goes in your body as much as to what goes on your body. If you're not drinking enough water, for instance, your lips are more likely to feel chapped, especially if the weather outside is frightful. Plus, many of the foods we eat--especially highly processed and sugary carbohydrates--tend to set off a lot of inflammation within our system, which can exacerbate skin conditions.
You may even be the type of person who has the habit of frequently licking or biting your lips, either because of distraction, concentration, or because they constantly feel dry. Ironically enough, licking your lips can actually dry them out even more.
For these and other reasons, a moisturizing lip balm is one of the best tools to add to your skin and beauty routine. And because it is so easy to slip in your purse or pocket, it doesn't usually take very long before your moisturizing balm can help you kiss your chapped lips goodbye.
Why Natural Lip Balm?
For all the delicate nature of human lips, it actually doesn't take that many ingredients to keep our puckers supple and soft. In fact, a lot of the time it's the fewer ingredients the better--at least when it comes to healing and hydrating your perfect pout. To find the best lip balm that will keep your lips feeling totally kissable and extra luscious, look for products that contain natural and pure ingredients that you can actually read, including:
- Jojoba oil
- Coconut oil
- Natural beeswax
- Sunflower seed oil
- Essential oils
- Pure plant extracts
The best balms are packed with some of nature's purest ingredients and contain antioxidants and nourishing vitamins that can help heal and protect your skin.
We make it easy to get all these ingredients with our Natural Lip Balm Set! This nourishing set contains six Beeswax and Vitamin A infused and lip balms, in a variety of delectable scents!
Also, if you are a fan of our popular Serum Trio, you can now bring the hydrating, age-defying, and moisturizing properties of artnaturals three most popular serums directly to your lips with our trio of serum infused natural lip balms!
So whether you're headed out to the beach, hitting the slopes, getting ready for a date, or about to engage in an epic lip-sync battle, remember to pack a high-quality natural lip balm with you. Your mouth will definitely thank you.