Top 6 Tips for Ensuring the Health of Your Lips

Tip 1:
Use Lip Care Daily.

Use a lip care product as part of a daily regimen to moisturize your lips and maintain their healthy condition. A lip treatment, such as Blistex DCT (Daily Conditioning Treatment for Lips), containing the natural moisturizers cocoa butter and aloe vera is an effective combination. Daily treatment of the lips helps maintain a smooth feel and appearance.

Tip 2:
Use Lip Care Before Exposure to Dry Environment.
Whenever you are exposed to especially drying conditions, whether due to harsh outdoor elements or a dry indoor environment, use a lip care product that seals in natural moisture and seals out the drying forces. Recommended products, like Blistex Medicated Lip Balm, Blistex Complete Moisture, Blistex Herbal Answer and Blistex Ultra Protection, combine a number of protectants to defend your lips effectively.

Tip 3:
Use Lip Care Before Exposure to Sun.
Any time of the year that you are exposed to the always harmful rays of the sun, use a product with an adequate SPF (Sun Protection Factor). Beyond the sun's well-known skin damage impact, exposure to the sun is also a trigger for cold sores/fever blisters for those who are susceptible. An SPF number indicates how many times longer a person can stay in the sun before beginning to burn. Lighter-skinned people should use as high as an SPF 30, even when exposed for short periods. It is also helpful to use a product that is water-resistant for 80 minutes or more. For some sensitive-skinned people, it is best to avoid products containing PABA, which can cause allergic reactions. Blistex Ultra Protection meets all of these criteria.

Tip 4:
Treat Sore or Already Chapped Lips With A Medicated Lip Care Product.
If dryness, cracking or soreness of the lip has already developed, it is especially important to use a medicated product to provide relief. A product with a penetrating analgesic can soothe the lips quickly and effectively. Blistex Lip Ointment delivers penetrating medication, and is the only lip ointment that contains moisture. Also for sore lips, Blistex Lip Medex provides ultra-cooling relief.

Tip 5:
Use Lip Care Under or Even Instead of Lipstick.
Use a lip care product like Blistex Medicated Lip Balm or Blistex Lip Ointment, before applying lipstick. This helps color go on more evenly for a smoother look. Or, if you want a break from lipstick altogether, Blistex Lip Tone gives you a soothing lip balm that also enhances your lips' natural color.

Tip 6:
Use A Lip Care Product that Exfoliates for Smoother Lips.
If your lips are prone to dryness and flaking, or if you would like to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles on your lips, a lip care product that exfoliates damaged skin cells while rehydrating your lips could be the best choice. Blistex Lip Revitalizer, with a mild, rehydrating AHA formula could be just what you're looking for.

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