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Winter weather is beautiful, but that winter wonderland you’ve been dreaming of can mean insanely dry skin and lips. We’re bringing you 7 ways to get smooth lips in the winter. Dry lips don’t have to be a normal part of your winter look. It’s possible to go through your whole winter season with healthy and hydrated lips. But how? Hanalei Company has the answer.
Your lips often get dry in winter due to the lack of moisture in the air. During the summer, the natural humidity keeps your skin hydrated, but in the winter, the air is dryer, making your skin’s moisture evaporate faster. Especially if you live in a sunny area, you have to be careful of dryness—the sun can be just as damaging as the cold, and when there’s snow on the ground, the sun shines brightly from above and below. Luckily, this seemingly inevitable winter problem doesn’t have to last forever, and Hanalei provides not just one, but seven ways to help your lips stay nice and hydrated throughout this winter season.
Hawaiian sugar cane is the key ingredient in Hanalei’s Sugar Lip Scrub. Not only is this natural Hawaiian botanical the sweetest you can find, but the sugar particles will actually exfoliate the dry skin on your lips, making room for the other botanicals in the lip scrub—shea butter and kukui oil—to moisturize those dry lips.
Exfoliating is great for removing dry skin from your lips, but what about ensuring that they stay nice and hydrated throughout the day? Hanalei’s Kukui Oil Lip Treatment is the key to doing just that. When you apply the lip treatment (especially if you’ve used the sugar lip scrub first), the natural Hawaiian botanical, kukui nut oil, works with shea butter to moisturize your lips from deep within. The other ingredients in the lip treatment: agave nectar and grape seed oil work to soothe your lips and protect them from future damage, creating a soft and sweet shield against that pesky dry winter weather.
A great way to make sure that you’re taking great care of your lips this winter, aside from using Hanalei’s Sugar Lip Scrub and Kukui Oil Lip Treatment, is to drink plenty of water. When the air is dryer, the moisture your skin would naturally produce evaporates, so it’s important to replenish that by staying hydrated. When you’re hydrated, not only will you feel great, but your lips won’t be as chapped and dry!
A huge reason your lips dry out in the winter is actually due to the sun! You might think that just because it’s not summertime, the sun won’t have anything to do with it, but the truth is, the sun is damaging even in the cold. In order for your lip treatments to do their job, you need to stop the damage done to your lips in the first place! To do this, you should make sure you’re wearing an SPF on your lips whenever you go out on a sunny day, even if it’s cold out. Then, when you get home, you can use Hanalei’s Sugar Lip Scrub and Kukui Oil Lip Treatment to ensure maximum hydration this winter season.
You might want to do this anyway if you live in a really cold place, but for a lot of people, winter brings a whole new list of outdoor activities to enjoy. So, while you might want to spend your days hitting the slopes or building snowmen, it’s important to recognize when you might have exposed your skin to too much cold for one day. When you spend more time in the cold, your skin loses a lot of its natural moisture, leaving your lips feeling even dryer. While treating your lips with Hanalei’s Kukui Oil Lip Treatment once you’re inside will help your lips feel better, making sure that you find a good balance between outdoor time and cozy time will help make your winter even sweeter.
Speaking of sweet, believe it or not, salt can dry out your skin fast! And with all the holidays the winter brings our way, it’s easy to snack ourselves into a dry skin food coma. Salt is incredibly dehydrating, and the more of it we eat, the more our lips tend to need help recovering. So, avoid the salty snack and go for something else instead. This might just be the perfect excuse to eat all the wintery cozy treats you want (wink wink), so that you can take good care of your lips, of course!
Winter is full of get-togethers and parties, so it’s tempting to break out your favorite long-wearing but drying lipstick as a way to spruce up your winter makeup look. The thing is, a lot of lipsticks are very dehydrating, and can just lead to a long and irritating night. A fantastic alternative is to use Hanalei’s Tinted Kukui Oil Tinted Lip Treatments. This way, you can work on treating your lips into your holiday makeup routine. Hanalei’s tinted lip treatments work exactly like the clear Kukui Oil Lip Treatment, but come in six colors: Dragon Fruit, Red, Sand, Peach Pink, Mauve Pink, and Rose. This will allow you to add a pop of color to your lips, without sacrificing comfortable moisture.
Ensuring that your lips stay nice and hydrated throughout the winter is just as important as making sure you enjoy the cold weather and cozy time with family. There are so many ways you can keep your lips moisturized throughout the winter, some of the most important being lip treatment routines. When you treat your lips with Hanalei’s Kukui Oil Lip Treatment and exfoliate regularly with the Sugar Lip Scrub, you’ll be sure to have the soft lips you’ve been dreaming of, even in the driest months of the year.
About the author:
Halle Homel is currently based in Southern California, where she spends her time with her family and dog, Josey when she’s not traveling. She spends her free time exploring new places, practicing yoga, and working on her blog, Halle’s Wandering Soul. Follow her on Instagram @halleswanderingsoul