There are so many products that concentrate on caring for the delicate skin on your face, eyes, body and hands, but what about your lips? It's one thing to remedy dry or parched lips with lip balm, but how do you cure peeling and cracking severely damaged smackers?
With winter upon us, the cold weather demands that you turn on your heat. Heaters, especially when you are sleeping near them, tend to dry out your skin, throat, etc. Be sure to drink plenty of water, and if possible use a humidifier. You can also apply these intense and extremely concentrated treatments to your lips before you go to bed and let them work their magic as you sleep. Talk about a dream come true!
Elemis Lip Rescue, $23, is a petroleum-free lip balm that will help nourish and soften your dry lips. Made from vitamins, natural plant collagen, white bees wax, Mediterranean olive oil wax, peppermint, wild mint, calendula and cocoa butter, this rich formula will soothe even the sorest of lips instantly. Apply in the evening and periodically throughout the day.
For two more lip repair treatments,
SkinCeuticals Antioxidant Lip Repair, $30, contains vitamin E and silymarin. These are both antioxidants that are known to help prevent aging and restore moisture in your lips. It will also exfoliate, hydrate and heal while accelerating cell renewal.
Napoleon Perdis Auto Pilot Lip Service, $25, was designed to hydrate, repair and protect your lips from further environmental damage. It also contains vitamin E to help moisturize and combat dryness. The menthol in the formula cools and refreshes your lips and lets you know that it's working. Use day and night.