We don’t know about you, but with winter in full effect, our go-to lip balms just aren’t cutting it anymore—and the worst part is, nothing ruins a makeup look like chapped lips. Because nobody likes applying (and reapplying) lipstick over a dry, cracked pout, we’re sharing our best tips for reversing the damage. Ahead, your ticket to softer, more hydrated lips (and, in turn, better-looking makeup), no matter how cold it gets out.
Get rid of flakes by buffing lips with a sugar scrub to slough away all traces of dryness. A bit of advice: Be gentle when exfoliating, or you might exacerbate the issue. This scrub contains brown sugar and pineapple enzymes for a deeper exfoliation and sunflower oil and agave to nourish lips.
Waxy balms can often sit on the surface of the lips. While they might be soothing, they're not actually treating the dryness. Opt instead for a lip oil that penetrates beyond the top layer and revitalizes them from the inside out.
Find a creamy lip balm that works and apply it compulsively. Keep it within arms reach and your lips will be back to their healthy state in no time.
You may have tried micro needling to get your face ready to soak up extra moisture. Thanks to this lip-sized version, you can do the same for your pout. Roll it across your lips in both directions and follow with a lip balm for the most hydrated pout ever.
Sleep masks may be a familiar concept for your face, but this product was made with your mouth in mind. Apply to lips before bed, and they'll feel like silk by morning.