Suffering from dry, chapped lips this season? While the cold, winter air can cause havoc to your pucker, those holiday soirees may also be to blame.
Coffee, alcoholic beverages, caffeine and artificial ingredients can dehydrate skin, especially the delicate lip area.
Keep those lips mistletoe ready, with a few keys tips:
· Sip from a straw to ensure drying ingredients bypass you pucker.
· Drink more water to not only hydrate skin, but also moisturize lips.
· Avoid petroleum – While great at preventing moisture loss, this ingredient won’t solve the dilemma of curing currently chapped lips. Instead, opt for lip balms, creams and treatments that include natural and nourishing oils like our favorites, listed below.
Surya Brasil Vegan Lip Balm
This 100% natural and Vegan Moisturizing Lip Balm comes in five delicious flavors inspired by Surya Brasil’s commitment to organic ingredients and sustainably harvested botanicals.
These nutrient rich treatments keep lips soft, smooth and perfectly hydrated. Handcrafted with superior rainforest emollients, these beeswax-free lip balms nourish, replenish moisture and restore elasticity to your lips. Available in Acai Berry, Cinnamon Cupuacu, Strawberry Buriti, Chocolate Mint and Chocolate.
$3.49 via www.suryabrasilproducts.com.
and select Whole Foods
emeginC in lips we trust
This ultra-nourishing and soothing protective lip balm is formulated with natural plant oils and waxes to help soften and nurture lips, while powerful antioxidants help protect against free-radical damage.
Contains astaxanthin, coenzyme Q10, sweet almond oil, sweet orange peel wax, beeswax, shea butter, coconut oil and vitamin E.
$24 via www.emerginC.com
Le Mieux Eye & Lip Cream
This rich, peptide-infused cream is specially formulated to increase firmness lips (and eyes!), while improving elasticity and reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Featuring three ultra-hydrating lipids for intense moisture, along with green tea extract and Vitamin E, this multi-use concentrate keeps lips looking silky smooth and glowing.
$60 via www.myskincarebox.com