This winter, amidst your holiday shopping and office parties, don’t forget to take the time to practice good self-love and to treat your lips to some TLC.  If you’re like millions of other people, the dry, winter season can lead to chapped, cracked lips.  Never fear, friends – O My! has got you covered with a wide selection of all natural goat milk lip balms in a variety of flavors. When combined with some of the tips and tricks below, O My! Goat Milk Lip Balm will be sure to keep your lips soft, smooth and healthy all season long.

 

HYDRATE, HYDRATE, HYDRATE

Keeping your body hydrated is going to be the number one factor toward improving the health and appearance of your lips in the winter (and all year round).  The Mayo Clinic recommends drinking a minimum of 11.5 cups of water per day. This amount should be increased in dry weather or if you are engaging in a good amount of exercise.  Be sure to drink ample amounts of water to treat your lips from the inside out. Added bonus: staying properly hydrated can also boost you mood and energy level.

 

COVER UP

The elements can be tough on your skin in the colder months. Even though the sun may be further away, be sure to use a lip balm containing SPF to avoid any sun damage to the thin, sensitive skin on your lips. Additionally, if you are venturing out in any harsh winds, snow, or rain, it is wise to cover the lower half of your face with a scarf, coat or mask for protection.

 

ALTER YOUR ENVIRONMENT

The winter season generally has lower humidity than the summer, spring or fall. Introduce a humidifer to your home, or even your office, to create optimal conditions for hydrating your lips. If that’s not an option, take a nice long holiday to the tropics – and don’t forget to invite us!

 

EXFOLIATE

Create your own DIY Lip Scrub to help slough off dry skin and exfoliate your dry, chapped lips. We recommend mixing 1 Tablespoon of coconut oil with 1 Tablespoon of honey, then adding 2 Tablespoons of sugar and ½ Tablespoon of lukewarm water to make your own natural scrub at home! Hold a warm compress over your lips for several minutes, then gently apply the sugar scrub and massage into lips for two minutes, rinsing with lukewarm water once complete!

 

BALM IT UP

Choose your favorite flavor of O My! Lip Balm and apply liberally, especially before bedtime. O My! balms are free of harsh, drying chemicals and contain all natural Vitamin E and Shea Butter  for an extra hit of moisture. Check out our #lipbalmwednesday feature on social media for each week’s featured flavor!

 

Follow these steps to ensure a soft, silky-smooth smile all winter long. Trust us – your lips will thank you!