Keeping Your Lips Kissable in Winter

About Author Marko Visic, M.Pharm.(Master’s in Pharmacy) is a professional pharmacist with years of experience, and is very passionate about truly natural and healthy products.

Winter is here and if, like me, you love snow it is pretty much the best time of the year. You get to wear your ugly Christmas sweaters and dress like an eskimo when going out to make a snowman with family and friends. Despite all the fun parts, there is the unpleasant side to winter as well – icy roads, really low temperatures, and lips that get chapped and cracked.

Seeing everybody dressed up in warm clothes and with winter tires on cars, we can see how well humans can adapt to below freezing temperature. We are really good at protecting ourselves against the cold. Warm clothes, hats, heavy boots, scarfs and gloves all work together to keep us warm. Unfortunately there is one part of our body that doesn’t have the luxury of being protected by layers of clothing – our faces.

Our faces have to be revealed at all times because we have to see where we are going and for others to identify us. This means that the most unprotected body part in the winter also happens to be one of the most important body parts. We spend billions of dollars on face creams, rejuvenation lotions and make-up every year. In short, the face is very important and we are doing everything we can to protect it… but winter takes a bite out of that work.

Our lips tend to get the brunt of the abuse. Due to the act of breathing constantly pushing warm moist air past and sucking in cold dry air the lips sustain some serious abuse during cold winter days. The natural moisture is quickly sapped and lips chap. The standard product of petroleum based lip balm is counter productive and potentially harmful.

To truly protect your lips you need to apply moisturizers and antioxidants to the skin to replenish and rejuvenate the surface. Over the top you then should apply a waxy protectant made with natural products like bees wax to seal in the moisture and protect your lips from the varied environment.

At we carry a number of natural and organic lip care products from scrubs, like Brittanies Thyme’s Organic Lip Scrub, and Burt’s Bees Lip care products. Enjoy winter again with soft supple lips that thrive in the cold air rather than crack and dry… keep your lips kissable!

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