10 Remedies for Youthful Lips

10 Remedies for Youthful Lips

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.

Rodial's rose-flavoured Stemcell Super Food Glam Lip Balm SPF 15 lip balm is as stylish as it is hydrating. Protect your lips all year round, no matter the weather.

Avène's Care for Sensitive Lips is a Winter dream. Providing long-lasting hydration and protection, this lip balm has a rich, creamy formula and is transparent when applied. It's one of those simple products that does as it's meant to without irritation or fuss.

Your smile is one of your greatest assets, use the June Jacobs Lip Kit to naturally enhance lip structure, improve contour, add volume and define the lip line. The three step process involves a divine lip balm, a nourishing scrub and a luxurious masque.

Safeguard your lips against the elements with Dr. Hauschka's Lip Care Stick. Enriched with four plant waxes and Beeswax, this stick seals in moisture and nurtures even the most sensitive lips while providing a soft, silky shine.

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.

Kerstin Florian's Lip Balm with SPF 15 is infused with orange, peppermint castor and organic canola oils, wild harvested beeswax and SPF 15 to create an invigorating, emollient year-round lip protection.

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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Andrew Douse

Andrew Douse

Writer and expert

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