The skin on your lips, like the delicate area around your eyes, is different to the rest of your skin because it doesn’t have oil glands. The eye area makes it by drawing oils from your face but your lips don’t do that. This explains why, no matter how often you scrub your lips and apply treatments, they always default back to dry.
The age-old usage of petroleum jelly does work, when it comes to protecting your lips from the elements, but it doesn’t do much for skin that is already dry. Try to use lip care twice daily, once to protect and once to repair.
Discover ten treatments worth keeping in your handbag and bedside table.
Elizabeth Arden's cult Eight Hour Nourishing Lip treatment uses eight essential vitamins, nutrients and minerals plus advanced sun protection against damaging UVA/UVB rays to keep them soft, smooth and healthy looking. Tip: Scrub your lips with a pea-sized amount of this lip balm and a child's toothbrush for beautifully soft, supple lips
Omorovicza's Perfecting Lip Balm makes us happy. This chic little pot will secure a permanent space in your handbag and the stunning blend of shea butter, eucalyptus and hyaluronic spheres will revive and nourish dry lips. This gorgeous balm is ideal for using as a base, before lipsticks or gloss. It also helps to hydrate and plump lips whilst leaving them soft, smooth and kissable.
You can always trust a Paula's Choice product. The Lip & Body Treatment Balm offers on-the-spot, targeted relief for dry lips, cuticles, feet, hands - anywhere there's dry, rough or chapped skin! Experience a long-lasting, soothing, protective barrier that treats dry, chapped areas by keeping air off of them, allowing skin to heal. There's no overly thick or waxy texture here, but you will get substantial protection. Use twice daily and you will see the results.
Due to tissue composition, the lips are naturally dry and more prone to sensitivity and dehydration. Luckily the SkinCeuticals Antioxidant Lip Repair is a powerful antioxidant therapy. Over time, dryness and environmental aging cause the borders around the mouth to lose their youthful outline leaving behind ‘smoker lines’ or ‘bar codes’. This treatment achieves younger-looking lips by attracting and retaining water, in turn re-shaping, rejuvenating and replenishing.
GLO Science Lip Care provides the ultimate protection for your lips with a superior blend of vitamins and antioxidants to moisturize, repair, and protect dry lips. This one's been professionally formulated so that you can use it while having your teeth whitened. Use this on the top and bottom lip inside and out. You can also apply a thin layer to the gum area.
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