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Protect your Lips

Hello Beautiful! As we are heading into the winter months, we have to stay warm and cover up. One thing that is often forgotten are the lips. We can try to protect our lips with a scarf, but they are still not completely protected. The lips also need special care since they have no sweat glands and few sebaceous glands; their only natural protection is saliva. However, this is a double-edged sword, since the constant evaporation of moisture from the lips can lead to dryness and chapping. The best protection you can offer your lips is to apply a lip balm or lip salve regularly, which seals in the moisture and provides a protective coating over the lips. Look for products that contain UV filters to help against sun damage.

Alternatively, make your own lip salve using natural ingredients that are free from chemicals and artificial sweeteners (recipe below).

If you don’t have a lip salve handy, honey is a great healer. Melt 1 tbsp (15 ml) honey with 1 tsp (5 ml) rosewater and leave it to cool. Decant into a small pot and use whenever you need it - it tastes delicious, too. 

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