As the mercury drops and the unrelenting winter season sets in, lip care particularly needs special attention. The outer layer of lips is extremely thin and since there are no sebaceous glands to protect lips, they tend to crack easily during winter.
Although lips are considered conspicuous indicators of physical beauty, lip care is highly neglected leading to flaky and chapped lips in winters. According a recent research and a global consumer survey, around 92 per cent women are far more likely to opt for a cosmetic product like lipstick instead of a specialist lip care product. With moisture levels dipping in winters, lips bear the brunt and end up appearing cracked or unnaturally red, and in extreme cases, bleed as well.
Besides, a renowned dermatologist Dr Rekha Sheth from Skin & Hair Care, Mumbai, opines, “A vitamin B deficiency in diet can also cause cracking of lips, which is further aggravated by the harshness of winters. Therefore, to soothe the condition, it is essential to include a wide variety of vitamin B rich sources of food in the diet like meat products, yeast, asparagus, broccoli, spinach, bananas, potatoes, milk, eggs, cheese, yoghurt, nuts, pulses, fish, wholegrain cereals, brown rice, apricots and figs.” In addition, you can easily nourish your lips and keep them soft by following a few useful tips mentioned below:
By following these simple tips, you can ensure supple lips throughout the year, especially during winters, when chapping and flaking of lips are a common occurrence.
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