The hubby’s been sick.
Between having strep throat, a runny nose and a cough that just won’t quit, he was in bad shape. Thankfully antibiotics have (almost!) kicked that sickness to the curb.
But the poor guy has been left with incredibly red, chapped lips from the ordeal. Ouch!
So, I thought it might fun to share how to keep your lips in tip-top shape for when you want to get a little close — whether you’ve been sick or your lips are dry from winter weather. (Hello, Valentine’s Day is coming up!)
1. Exfoliate your lips.
No, I’m not crazy. Just like any skin on your body, it’s best to remove the flaky dry layer so you can tend to the softer skin below. Use a water-damp wash cloth to rub away dead skin while you shower or bathe. A light, circular movement over each lip will do the trick in just a few seconds.
2. Hydrate your lips.
I like to use pure coconut oil on pretty much every inch of my body. It’s a natural single-ingredient moisturizer that also has antibacterial properties, so it helps heal little nicks from shaving your legs or cracks in your lips from being sick or outside in the dry winter air.
3. Moisturize your lips.
Once you get your lips to a kissable state, keep them moist and hydrated. Last week I handed the hubby a tube of Gosling’s ChopSaver Lip Balm to get his smoocher back in tip-top shape. The 100 percent natural lip care is made with 10 certified organic ingredients including shea butter, beeswax and avocado oil. As a bonus, this product isn’t made with animal fats, so I can stick to my vegetarian lifestyle and use it too!
I’ve been trying out the SPF-infused balm which has been keeping my lips soft and moist during this horribly dry Iowa winter. ChopSaver has a smooth texture and light citrus scent that’s not overpowering.
How do you keep your lips in ready-to-kiss mode? Tell me in the comments section below.
Until next time,
Disclosure: The Gosling’s ChopSaver Lip Balm mentioned in this blog post was provided free of charge for review purposes. All thoughts expressed on Cupcakes and Yoga Pants are solely my own. ~Angela