We can’t deny it any longer. Dry skin, especially lips are now an issue and it’s the time of year to take extra care of our skin.
My lips are always the first to suffer the impact of the change in weather. They get really chapped and flaky and applying lip colour can look awful. Here are a 3 lip products that have been in rotation for me the last few weeks and have saved my lips!
I know Live Clean best for their skin care and hair products so I was surprised to hear they had a “lovely lips” line of lip balms ($4.29 each). With 3 formulas available (moisturizing, protecting and soothing) my favourite was the soothing one because it contained peppermint oil. All of these went on nice and smooth and there was no greasy feeling. Also it was super easy to apply my lipstick or gloss – or whatever I feel like applying that day. I rarely go out without some kind of lip colour on!
Soft Lips is a brand I hadn’t heard of in a while! I’m glad they’re on my radar again. I always related the slim packaging with this brand which is perfect for carrying around in tiny clutches when you’re at those holiday parties. I’m actually really loving the new watermelon flavour right now – it reminds me of summer on those days I just need a pick me up! Sunscreen is also definitely a bonus. It’s important to protect your skin (including your lips) from the sun even in the colder months. ($4.29 for a pack of 2).
Other tips to keep lips in shape are to drink a lot of water (keeps your skin hydrated in general – I’m slowly getting better at this!) and to exfoliate your lips. Right now I like to just take a soft wash cloth with me in the shower and gently rub my lips or do this when I’m washing my face at night. Follow up with one of the 3 products above and healthy lips will be yours!
What are you doing to keep your lips in tip top condition?