It's time to talk about cracked lips and what you can do to get your lips into kissable condition. Your lips don't produce natural oils and this can lead to dry, chapped and cracked lips for many of us. It doesn't take much to get your lips back to tip-top condition. Use of a natural hydrating lip balm will get your lips back to their best in no time.
We only stock cruelty-free lip balms and you won't find nasties in our ingredients lists. Have a look at our range of lip balms, we have certified organic balms and vegan lip balm.
Exfoliating chapped lips
If your lips are in a cracked and chapped condition, then it's important to exfoliate them. Cracked lips are at risk of getting infected and they can feel uncomfortable. When you have a flake on your lip, the first thing you do is lick it then bite or pull at the flake. It's something we do automatically and it can cause raw patches. Get rid of the flakes and you will have healthy and comfortable feeling lips. Your lip balms will work better as they aren't getting absorbed into dry flaky skin.
To exfoliate your lips gently, you can use a clean muslin cloth or flannel. Use coconut oil in a thick layer and let it penetrate for a few minutes to soften any flaky patches. Put the Muslin cloth over your forefinger and gently massage your lips in a circular motion. Take care not to scrub as you only want to remove the dead skin and not hurt the delicate lip tissue.
Follow with a natural lip balm to keep your lips in kissable condition.
Our lip balms are loaded with active and moisturising natural ingredients such as Shea butter, cocoa butter, Jojoba oil and Coconut oil.
A good lip balm will sink into your lips and moisturise them rather than sit on top and feel greasy, without giving any kind of treatment. Petroleum jelly is often used as a lip balm and is even sold in tins specifically to carry around in your purse, however, it offers no moisturisation and is a by-product of the petrol industry. Not something you want to use on your delicate lip tissue. Organic lip care products will impart vitamins and minerals into your lips and keep the tissue healthy and protected.
Lipsticks and glosses look much better on a moisturised and cared for lip and the products will have better-staying power too.
You can get SPF lip balm and this is recommended for use when the sun is strong and you are exposed to harmful UV rays. UV rays can activate the cold sore virus (herpes simplex virus) but use a good lip balm can prevent this. Cold sores are painful and are contagious. If you get a cold sore, you will need to discard any products you are currently using. In the event of a cold sore breakout, you can help to heal by using essential oils to treat the sore. Lavender is healing and soothing. Dilute Lavender into some olive oil and apply it to the affected area.
Do not use any other lip products whilst the sore is active.
Vegan Lip Care
Vegan-friendly is important to you and we stock vegan lip care products. We only stock cruelty-free skin care and will only work with beauty brands who can guarantee that their products are cruelty-free or vegan. Some of our lip balms will contain beeswax, however, our vegan lip balms are clearly marked as being vegan. Cocoa butter, candelilla wax, carnauba wax and soy wax replace beeswax in our vegan lip care.
Only the best organic ingredients are in all of our health and beauty products and our natural lip balms are no different. You can shop with confidence at Baba Me and trust us to research the products and ensure that you are buying ethical and organic products.