We often overlook the importance of staying hydrated when we're not actively sweating in the summer sun. Consistently drinking water helps moisturize your lips from within.
Achieve irresistibly smooth and kissable lips by using a lip scrub twice a week. This exfoliating treatment helps slough off dead skin, revealing a silky and rejuvenated lip. Try Grande Cosmetic's GrandeBuff Lip Scrub
3. Seal in Moisture
Combat the effects of cold, dry air by regularly applying a nourishing lip balm. Opt for options like Hon's Honey Dem Lips, Dermalogica's Renewal Lip Complex, or Dr. Jart's Lip Ceramidin Lipair to keep your lips moisturized and protected.
4. Nighttime TLC
Indulge your lips in overnight luxury by using an ultra-rich balm or lip mask, such as Grande Cosmetic's GrandePout Lip Plumping Mask. This provides intense hydration and moisture while you enjoy a restful night's sleep.
1. Avoid products with Phenol, Salicylic Acid, Menthol +/or Camphor
Hey, Blistex and Carmex enthusiasts, buckle up! Phenol and salicylic acid are on an exfoliating mission, while menthol and camphor are trying to cool things down. If your lips are already playing the dryness symphony, phenol and salicylic acid might join the band, making it a dryness orchestra. Menthol and camphor? Well, they might make your lips feel like they are on fire instead of a soothing cooling mintiness that was promised. The desert-like situation might tempt you to reapply, but beware! Too much of this lip drama could turn your pout into a cracked, dry, and peeling comedy. Let's aim for lip moderation – it's the key to a healthier and less dramatic lip story!
2. Get rid of your old school Chapstick!
No need to toss it in the trash, but let's understand what it's really up to. I'm cool with petroleum-based products – they create a protective seal or barrier but don't actually hydrate or moisturize. So, if you're a fan of Chapstick, Aquafor, or Vaseline, you'll need something underneath for actual lip treatment. Personally, that feels like too much effort and layering for my lazy vibes. Maybe, I'm just embracing the art of chill?
3. Lip Licking
If your lips are dry and chapped, resist the urge to lick them – saliva can make it worse. Please get up and grab a lip balm instead. This habit of licking might be the culprit behind the dryness in the first place.