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Creatures Of Habit: New Habits For Better Health

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Creatures Of Habit: New Habits For Better Health

Part 2: Hail Hydration!I just had to get a cheesy comic book reference into the subtitle, didn’t I? Well, that aside, this post is all business. Adequate hydration is one of the most important beneficial health habits there is. While we’re all about healthy skin, especially your lips, healthy, supple skin isn’t just about good looks — your skin’s health is an immediately visible indicator of your overall health.Let me say that again, because it’s just that important: If you’re not getting enough hydration to keep your skin healthy, you’re not getting enough to keep all of your body healthy....


Creatures Of Habit: New Habits For Better Health

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Creatures Of Habit: New Habits For Better Health

Part 1: How To Break Old Habits — And Establish New OnesNow that we’ve covered a few bad habits which may have taken root, we’d like to move on to suggest a few new, beneficial ones; first, though, we need to be realistic. Habits can be seriously hard to break, and just as hard to establish. Fortunately, there’s a strategy which has worked for me, personally, and which I think might work for you: instead of trying to break an old habit, then establish a new one, try this: simply change the old habit into the new one.It still won’t...


Creatures Of Habit: How We All May Be Sabotaging Our Lips (Pt 3)

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Creatures Of Habit: How We All May Be Sabotaging Our Lips (Pt 3)

Part 3: Puff, Puff? No, Just PassWe all know by now that smoking is bad for us. It’s not just that it’s deadly for any given smoker. It’s not just that it makes any given smoker smell bad. There’s a whole armada of negative effects in between the superficial and the fatal that impact smokers with every cigarette consumed. The one we’re concerned with here is the negative effect of cigarette smoke on your lips — and oh, boy, is it a lulu. If you remember our previous post — and this one is something of a follow-on to that...


Creatures Of Habit: How We All May Be Sabotaging Our Lips (Pt 2)

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Creatures Of Habit: How We All May Be Sabotaging Our Lips (Pt 2)

Part 2: Every Breath You Take Most of us don’t pay much attention to our breathing, usually because we tend not to notice a thing until there’s something wrong with it. We take the normal working of our bodies for granted, until something interrupts it. Now, this post isn’t meant to shame anyone — everybody, at some point, has heard “mouth breather” used as an insult — but a lot more people do it than most of us realize. And a lot of us do it, too, usually without realizing it.But getting back to taking things for granted: A lot...


Creatures Of Habit: How We All May Be Sabotaging Our Lips (Pt 1)

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Creatures Of Habit: How We All May Be Sabotaging Our Lips (Pt 1)

Part 1: Licking And Biting Some of the most persistent kinds of damage our lips are exposed to, day in and day out, are actually… our own fault. I know nobody wants to read that. I didn’t really want to accept it, myself, but it’s true. Our everyday habits, formed over the course of our lives, can actually do as much damage to the delicate skin of our lips as the harshest environmental factors.Our next few posts will outline a few habits to avoid — and a few to pick up — to safeguard the health of your lips: Licking...