Dry lips will be a thing of the past thanks to these hydrators
Because your lips deserve a whole lotta love
Fact: Dry, cracked lips are the worst. Chilly temps, blustery winds and sneaky sun damage during the winter can make it feel impossible to maintain a plump pout.
Fortunately, an ounce of prevention goes a long way. Or, if it’s already too late, a great balm can bring dry lips back to their soft glory in a matter of days.
Start by adding a lip scrub to your routine. Set a weekly alert, mark your calendar, do whatever you need to remember to do this regularly. Exfoliating is a must to remove dead, flaky skin so your lips can fully absorb your favorite treatments.
Then, before going outdoors, swipe on a lip balm that's infused with SPF, and be sure to have it on your person at all times. If you're going to be outside for a while, reapply every few hours. Your lips will thank you. And before bed, slather on a thick sleeping mask so you can snooze soundly while the formula gets to work.
Ahead, we've compiled a shopping list highlighting the best products for dry lips.
Treat and shine
Hydrate lips, but make 'em shine. Too Faced Hangover Pillow Balm Ultra-Hydrating Lip Treatment ($26) has nearly perfect five-star reviews because it's practically magic in a tube. Our shoppers love how it cools the lips, but they’re extra-obsessed with how it looks and feels like a non-sticky gloss.
In good times and in bad, Lano The Original 101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm ($17) has got your back. This balm-ointment hybrid is so natural that you can also use it on your cuticles and any areas of skin that need some extra TLC.
Turns out superfoods aren’t just for eating. Mario Badescu’s Lip Mask with Acai and Vanilla ($14) takes the sweet, pleasant scents of two of its main ingredients and adds a blend of botanical extracts and oils that work while you sleep to provide supple, hydrated lips by morning.
Social media darling
Lock in moisture with the Instagrammable Patchology Travel Size FlashPatch Hydrating Lip Gels ($15). Snap a selfie while the mask delivers niacinamide, peptides, and green tea extract to treat your lips.
One and done! Dr. PawPaw Scrub & Nourish ($10) is an innovative two-in-one product containing a sugar scrub and a thick, nourishing balm. The best part is that they stack together, so you'll never find one without the other.