During the summer when there’s lots of moisture in the air, your lips become like sponges, absorbing water keeping them plump and moisturized. Come Fall and Winter, the change in temperature and lack of humidity causes your lips to dehydrate and dry out, even become cracked and sore. Along with the fact that lips have no oil or sweat glands and are in constant contact with irritants such as spicy food, hot and cold drinks, environmental pollutants, Fall is the perfect time to give your lips a little TLC.
Here are a some simple home remedies to help combat some typical lip issues. Using simple ingredients from the pantry, you can have luscious lips all year round.
Honey Do you have dark pigments on your lips from too much sun? Well honey is your new best friend. Not only is it beneficial in getting rid of those dark pigments, regular use will keep your lips looking soft and luscious. And, if your lips are in need of a little exfoliating, try using a little honey on a toothbrush and brush gently over your lips for super smooth results. Finish by rolling on GingerChi Heal & Shine.
Cucumbers Cool cucumbers are also great for getting rid of dark pigments. Just cut the cucumber into thin slices, then rub the slices over your lips in circular motion for a few minutes. Apply GingerChi Heal & Shine Roll-On to keep your lips looking soft and pink.
CHAPPED OR CRACKED LIPS
Green Tea Bags Love green tea? Have chapped lips? Well put your used teabags to good use and see marvelous improvements in your lips. Gently press a used green tea bag against your lips for at least 4 minutes. Doing this daily will increase moisture to your lips and before you know it, your lips will be back to beautiful!
Sugar Sugar can be a girl’s best friend when it comes to exfoliating. It’s the perfect, natural exfoliant, not just for your face but your lips as well. Just mix a teaspoon of sugar with a teaspoon of honey and rub over your lips in a circular motion. Then relax, leaving it on your lips for 10 minutes before rinsing off to reveal soft lovely lips. Finish off with an application of GingerChi Heal & Shine.
WRINKLES & DRY SKIN
Glycerin & Honey Noticing some fine lines around your lips? Take action now with this quick, easy recipe. Just take a teaspoon of honey, add a couple of drops of glycerin and mix together. Apply the mixture on the lips, leave it on for 15 minutes, then wash off with water and apply GingerChi Heal & Shine Roll-On. You will see a softening of wrinkles and noticeably moisturized lips!
Lemon Juice This lemony remedy will not only nourish your lips, it can help combat aging. Just mix a teaspoon of cream or milk in a bowl with 3 drops of lemon juice. Place the bowl in the fridge for an hour to cool, then apply it gently on and around the lips before going to sleep. This is a great anti-aging beauty tip that you can do daily but expect to see results in as little as 3 days.
For years, the typical way to combat dry lips has been through using with a lip balm. Where balms tend to create a thick protective layer, oils actually help in a speedy recovery of your lips due to their softening and nourishing properties. Not only do oils help bring moisture back into lips, they nurture and renew the skin cells and repair the skin. What’s better than that?
GingerChi’s Heal & Shine Roll-On Lip Oil, featured in Town&Country magazine, with its impressive line-up of oils presents lip care in a whole different light.
The blend is specially formulated to work with skin's natural sebum to benefit the entire lip tissue to leave them soft, plump and infused with Chi. Working to heal cracked, chapped lips, GingerChi’s Heal & Shine Roll-On Lip Oil is packed full of wonderful oils including Moringa, Meadowfoam, Castor and Jojoba Oils, Vitamin E and fortified with essential oils of Rosemary, Peppermint, and of course, our signature Fresh Ginger Root.
Moringa Oil: Not only is Moringa Oil anti-inflammatory, it’s also antibacterial and a great moisturizer. It can smooth and sooth dry skin and chapped lips, help maintain moisture, skin softness and diminish hyper-pigmentation.
Meadowfoam Oil: This antioxidant rich oil has amazing skin softening and moisturizing properties. It has a waxy texture similar to Jojoba Oil; close in composition to natural sebum, Meadowform is silk-like and easily absorbed into skin. It's able to lock in moisture and help other ingredients penetrate deep into the skin as well.
Castor Oil: This fairly thick oil provides a natural protective barrier while nutrients are readily absorbed into skin. Excellent for dry chapped lips.
Jojoba Oil: Rich in vitamins E and B complex as well as several minerals, Jojoba is chemically similar to the skin's natural sebum providing a simple, natural way to restore moisture to your lips so they become smoother and softer.
Vitamin E: is as an antioxidant that fights against the skin cell damage caused by free radicals from exposure to pollution and ultraviolet rays from the sun. Protects your lips during the day and helps repairs damage at night.
Peppermint Essential Oil: Contains antiseptic and antimicrobial properties, helps cool skin and aids in oil secretion, healing cracked lips.
Fresh Ginger Essential Oil: With antifungal, antiseptic, antibacterial, antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, ginger not only fights off skin cell damaging free radicals but also helps heal. The yang properties of ginger bring blood to the surface, stimulating cell renewal as well as diminish dark marks and age spots.
For luscious lips on the go, we recommend keeping GingerChi’s Heal & Shine Roll-On Lip Oil with you at all times and apply as needed.