Is your child licking their lips and making matters worse? We have the answer.
Lips in the winter, oh the pain.
Lip licking is a common issue with children, it’s a vicious cycle that makes matters worse. A few seconds of relief (the wet saliva) ends up worsening the dry lips and causing a ring of red and chapped dry skin around the lips. How to deal with that?
Once again, this is our best kept secret: Lansinoh Lanolin Cream (yes, its meant to treat sore and cracked nipples due to nursing–but don’t let that deter you.)
The beauty of the Lansinoh Cream is that it’s made for babies and safe enough to “eat,” so it’s perfect for our children. We tested it out on our young boys, we gave them a small jar (without any description, just called it “lip cream”) and put it next to their bed. Every night, after saying Shema, a bit of cream went on the chapped lips and in no time, the problem was gone.
And now, for us, ladies. Ever wanted to apply some nice lipstick only to realize that your lips are not gonna handle that being that they are all peeling and dry?
Dry and chapped lips can be restored to soft lips easily, if you do these few steps:
1- The best way is by starting to exfoliate and removing the layer of skin that is dead and brittle, so that they can actually absorb the moisture you are about to apply. This will only take a few minutes and can be done while you are applying your eye makeup.
Start by giving your lips a uniform peel using a Glycolic acid like this L’Oreal Paris Revitalift 10% Pure Glycolic Acid Face Serum.
Place a dollop of serum on your lips and apply all over your lips.
2- Once it’s dried up, seal it with a dollop of Lansinoh Cream (yes, once again, the miracle ointment).
The ointment will seep in and hydrate your lips properly, once again.