Lips are easily chapped. For one, they’re exposed. Also, they’re thin-skinned and lack oil glands. If that’s not enough, as we age, they get smaller, drier and tend to lose color too.
Yet most women fail to make caring for their lips a part of their routine. That said, here are 4 tips for healthier looking lips:
1: Stay Hydrated
Dry lips indicate that you aren’t drinking enough water. It also indicates that you are stressed. This doesn’t mean that you drink 8 glasses of water everyday. Just make sure what you eat has high water content. Some of these options include fruits and veggies, herbal teas and coconut water.
2: Opt for a Cream or Ointment
While that waxy balm you use prevents moisture loss, it doesn’t hydrate your lips. Of course, if it has menthol or camphor, it can dry (and irritate) your lips. So, a creamy or ointment-like treatment that contains occlusives and humectants should do the trick. Even a cream such as the Bobbi Brown Hydrating Eye Cream works perfectly too.
3: Use Balm or Oil To Remove Scaly Patches
Peeling off rough skin can make you lips look young. For this, apply moisturizing balm or oil. Then use a toothbrush with soft bristles to brush away scaly patches. Mix a little brown sugar along with coconut or olive oil. Rub it on your lips with your fingertips for a few seconds. Now, rinse your lips and then apply balm. Do this once a week. Anything more will turn them raw.
4: Use Balm or Lipstick with SPF 15
If your lipstick or balm does not contain a broad-spectrum SPF, then find one. For this, use a balm or lipstick that is at least SPF 15. If you’re at the beach, then use one that is SPF 30 at least.
For many families, sending kids to college is a monumental step. As parents, we want them to be prepared and have everything they need to succeed while they are away, including some of the comforts of home. One of the most important purchases for students living on campus is college dorm bedding. Fortunately, there are a variety of options to fit almost any budget and any situation.
Because they must accommodate students of all sizes, most dorms feature extra-long twin beds. This is important to consider as you look for the right teen bedding. Many stores carry special back-to-school sets that include everything you need to sleep comfortably in a dorm: a fitted sheet, a flat sheet, a pillow case, and a comforter or blanket. These sets come in a wide range of colors, styles, and fabrics to help your student personalize and sleep comfortably in their space.
It is recommended that you buy two or more sets of sheets for the school year so that your student always has a fresh set on hand in case they are too busy to do laundry for a few weeks! The best fabric choices depend on your personal preference. 100% cotton is soft and stain-resistant, but it can also wrinkle more easily or shrink when it is washed. Poly/cotton blends, while not as soft as 100% cotton, are both durable and stain-resistant, making them a great choice for super-busy college students.
Many parents purchase foam mattress pads or covers to enhance the comfort of the dorm bed. You can also add fun extras such as colorful throw pillows or fuzzy blankets to brighten the space. Purchasing the right bedding will help your college student get a good night’s sleep and feel right at home.
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