What you want throughout the winter season is to ensure your lips feel nice and comfortable. You don’t want to deal with the cracking, crinkling, sandpaper-y, splitting, uncomfortable sensations that come with colder, drier weather! You also don’t really want to have to go through what you’ve been through before, which is trying to fix a problem with your lip health that has already begun. Of course, our Conroe, TX team suggests instead, you start gearing up throughout autumn, so you can stay the course and enjoy a comfy smile without stop, all the way through the coldest days of the year!
Slather, Layer, Apply That Lip Balm
One of those tips that applies all year long, particularly during drier, more extreme weather, is to remember your lip balm, lip treatment, lip repair products, and more! Just like lip balm keeps that tissue moisturized, stretchy (not cracking), and supple if you apply it before your cleaning and checkup with us, the same is true during your daily life! Put it on before bed, so the central heat doesn’t get to your lip tissue. Apply it in the morning. Use it throughout the day! You will find that when you start now, you can avoid those cracked lips that often come with winter.
Drink Enough Water
Your lip health, like every other part of your health, depends heavily on whether or not you are hydrated! If you’re not drinking enough water, this may be due to the fact that you just don’t think of it. Or, you may assume drinking enough water is something you need to consider during summer but that in fall and winter, it’s no biggie. Surprisingly enough, you can become dehydrated any time of year, which can promote oral health problems, from dry lips to cavities! Keep your intake high, so your lips (and every other part of you!) stay nice and healthy.
Don’t Forget Your Sunscreen
Nope, sunscreen isn’t just for summer. It’s for all-the-time. Your lip health always benefits from SPF protection, whether you’re in direct sunlight, in the shade, or even indoors but near a window. We remind you to keep this going throughout fall and winter to protect against the damaging rays of the sun!
Keep Lips Cozy This Season And Beyond
Protect your lip health and your lip comfort, too, by remembering to protect this delicate tissue throughout the colder seasons! Ask for additional tips, when you visit our practice, so you stay on track. Come in for a visit in Conroe, TX by scheduling a visit with the Dental Centre of Conroe by calling (936) 441-4600. We serve patients from Conroe and the neighboring communities.