The skin on our lips (in the redder area) is much thinner than the skin on the other parts of our body (in that redder part of the lips, the skin is made up of three to five cellular layers, compared to the skin on the rest of the face which is typically arranged in 16 cellular layers).
Because of this thinness, they quickly get dehydrated, cracked and chapped – a condition that even the most glamorous lipstick will not help.
Why is this happening, and what is the solution?
The red part of our lips does not have hair follicles and oil glands, and no ability to create the sun-filtering natural melanin. Therefore, the lips do not have the protection offered by sweat and body oil. This is why they dry out faster and can become chapped.
We usually associate dry lips with winters and the colder climates when the cold dry air outside and heated environment inside dehydrate our skin. Summer too can be an issue with exposure to the drying effect of the sun, sea or swimming pool, and air-conditioning.
Other factors could also increase dryness: the things we do without a second thought like licking our lips when they feel dry or when we feel thirsty. Licking our lips might provide relief for a few minutes but then we will notice how quickly they feel tight and dry again!
What about hot showers we take every day and brushing our teeth? We never think of these things as damaging the integrity of our lips’ skin, but they do, and daily…
With lips, prevention is the best action to take to get healthy-looking kissable lips. Lip balms are designed to nourish and soothe dry lips.
Phyt’s Soin Confort des Lèvres (Beauty & Lip Protection) is a soothing and intensely nourishing formula of certified organic Avocado oil, Argan oil, Shea Butter, Coconut oil and plant-derived Vit E. All ingredients are of natural origin and the balm is certified organic.
Phyt’s lip treatment balm helps preserve the youth and beauty of lips without damage to your health. Convenient size easy to carry around. Use it and enjoy that perfect pout!