Lip Health

Your lips are part of your face which is the first thing everyone sees.  Just like taking care of your skin on a regular basis your lips need to be incorporated in your  skincare routine as well.  Having a good lip care routine and always keeping your lips hydrated can leave them looking beautiful just like your skin.  

 

Keep your lips well moisturized and exfoliated regularly to help remove the dry, dead layer of skin on top of your lips will help your lips to be smooth and will give your lip colors a more even setting when you apply them. Using one of our sugar crystal exfoliating lip scrubs, will help achieve this. Our lip scrubs are a gentle and  natural application,  after removing the top layer of dry skin always follow with a lip butter or balm, this will lock in moisture and protect from the environment all year round.    

 

Creating a Natural Lip Care Routine

Follow this natural lip care routine to heal dry, chapped lips. Keep it up to prevent new issues from forming.  Remember, your skin needs hydration.

  • Change Your Behavior: Incorporate your lip routine to your skincare routine. It’s much better to avoid chapped lips in the first place than to heal them after the fact. Drink more water, adjust your diet, and protect yourself from the elements your lips are going to thank you!  

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  • When you remove your makeup at the days end, clear away any lip stick, gloss, or liner , essential for getting the most out of your lip care routine.

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  • Exfoliate Your Lips with a Sugar Scrub: Apply a small amount of S'mackers natural lip scrub or Lip Stiks  to your lips. Using a clean finger, gently massage your top and bottom lips. When you’re finished, you can remove it or leave it on , I's all natural and taste delicious!  Do this once or twice a week.

  • Apply Lip Butter: Apply a natural lip butter at least twice a day to moisturize and protect your lips. S'mackers Lip Butters are all natural botanical butters that lock in moisture  relieving dry chapped lips. They come in the same great flavors as the sister Lip scrubs. stiks and glosses, of course, there’s no reason not to use it throughout the day as well!

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Natural Products 

 Conventional lip products are often filled with ingredients that can make your lips worse, not better. If you want to establish a natural lip care routine, keep away from the following:

 

  • Petrolatum: Does “petrolatum” sound familiar to you? That’s because it’s derived from the same stuff you put in your car. The manufacturing process used to refine this ingredient can cause potentially toxic results. Just look up “Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons” and you’ll see To add insult to injury, it helps lock in other ingredient close to your lips. If a product uses other harmful ingredients, you’ll have an even longer period of exposure. Not good.

 

  • Parabens: They’re also surprisingly common in conventional lip balms, so be wary. They can really wreck havoc with your endocrine system and are well worth staying away from. 

 

  • Artificial flavors: What’s flavoring your lip balm? Who knows!  Manufacturers don’t have to reveal individual chemicals when listing flavor ingredients. Look for natural flavoring in your lip products . S'mackers uses all natural ingredients to flavor our li products 

 

  • Chemical sunscreens: Chemical sunscreens show up a lot in lip balms with SPF. Avoid balms with oxybenzone, octinoxate, and homosalate. 

 

Why do we have dry lips? 

There are many reasons why people have dry lips,some simple things we don't ever thing could cause dry lips does.  Here are some reasons why we have dry lips.

  • Dehydration: Do you drink enough water?  if you don’t,  Dry, chapped lips are a common sign of dehydration. Solve the problem by drinking more water, eating more fruits, and limiting caffeinated beverages.

 

  • Exposure to the elements:  Even the healthiest lips are covered by thin, delicate skin, elemental exposure can cause big issues. in the cold weather Protect your lips by covering up with a scarf or face mask when going outside, and by using a humidifier if you work or live in a dry building. In the warmer weather always carry a lip butter or balm and apply frequently

 

  • Licking Your Lips: Our saliva has chemicals in it to help break down food for digestion. Unfortunately, they’ll also break down the skin around your lips every time you lick, you’re introducing saliva to your skin which s breaking down dry chapped lips even more 

 

  • Toothpaste and mouthwash : Some toothpastes contain chemicals  and that can irritate your lips. Mouth washes contain a lot of alcohol. If you consistently suffer from dryness, consider testing out a natural toothpaste that’s easier on your skin. And a natural mouth wash with less alcohol.

 

  • Your Diet: Foods such as  citrus and salty foods, can irritate your lips. Avoid them if your lips are already dry or cracked. Your lips can also dry out if you don’t have enough healthy fats in your diet. Add a moderate amount of coconut oil, walnuts, or other nutrient-dense fats to your meals.

 

  • Nutrient Deficiencies: You may find yourself with dry lips or cracks on the sides of your mouth if you’re low in iron, zinc, or B vitamins. Increase your servings of fruits and vegetables every day to ensure your body has what it needs. If you’re not already, consider adding a multivitamin as well.

 

Great Ingredients

The number one thing you can do to soothe and moisturize dry lips is find products with great ingredients.

  • Beeswax: Beeswax naturally forms a barrier on the surface of your skin. This keeps moisture in and the elements out. It won’t cause irritation or clog your pores, but it will help relieve itching and discomfort. Oh, and it has a naturally sweet smell and taste, which is definitely something you want when you’re thinking about lip products.

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  • Natural Oils: Natural oils like coconut and jojoba deliver nutrients and healthy fats to your lips. This helps them stay naturally smooth and nourished. These oils also help treat dry skin, making it easier and faster to heal chapped lips.

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  • Natural Extracts: Natural extracts are a great alternative to artificial flavors. They’ll help your lip products taste great, and many contain additional benefits your lips will love. They have antibacterial properties that support healing in chapped or cracked lips.

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  • Sugar: Sugar is a gentle and natural way to slough dead skin cells from your lips. This type of exfoliation will help keep your lips soft and supple. What I like most about sugar (besides the taste) is that you don’t have to worry about its environmental impact. Just rinse and go!

Our natural lip products are easy to use, saves you time and money, and is an excellent emollient and natural antioxidants.

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