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Avoid Chapped Lips: 5 steps for soft kisses

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1. Hydration is key! Your lips will certainly benefit from drinking your H20 - how much water should you be drinking? A simple formula is to take your body weight and divide in half (that number is the amount of ounces) you should drink daily.  Example: weight = 140 lbs divided by 2 = 70 ounces daily.  Also limiting caffeinated beverages will be a huge benefit.

2. Protect your kisses. Applying lip moisturizer often is your best defense against lip chapping. Nourish and protect your kisses with BB Beauty Lip balm—a hydrating combination of vanilla and meadow foam oil.

3. Now leave them alone. Lips do not contain oil glands like other parts of the skin and habitual licking can further irritate this delicate skin. 

4. Try a humidifier. Air can become dry in your home during the winter, which may cause chapped lips. Using a humidifier in your home and office during the winter may help to prevent lip chapping. Try using a humidifier in your bedroom at night or on extra cold days.

5. Before you wash your face, apply a balm to your lips. Your cleanser may actually be drying out your lips—both salicylic acid and benzoyl peroxide disrupt your pH balance and can cause chapping.

6. Exfoliate, exfoliate, exfoliate. Use a lip exfoliator (you can make your own) with sugar and honey. For very sensitive lips, use a clean, soft toothbrush and brush back and forth.

7. This one is easy- breathe through your nose. Something as little as breathing through your mouth can actually dry out your lips.

8. Fashion can help! Add extra protection and wear a scarf over your mouth—wind is a biggie when it comes to chapping