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Can I be honest? Winter is my least favorite season for a lot of reasons. Between SAD, sub-zero temps and dry, dull skin, I mostly just want to slip away into hibernation from December-March. However, life is all about turning lemons into lemonade, right? I always try to make the most out of winter, despite how brutal it can be.
One thing that I think most of us suffer from this season? Extremely winter dry lips. Chapped lips can be super distracting during the day, and it’s always something that has made me self-conscious. It’s honestly taken me years to get my lips properly hydrated during the winter, and now that I’ve got my routine down pat, I’m never looking back! Introducing, the three lip products I have in heavy rotation at the moment for my winter dry lips.
3 PRODUCTS TO COMBAT WINTER DRY LIPS
I opted to try a mini lip exfoliating treatment, and after the exfoliant was taken off, my esthetician applied this lip balm. I immediately knew I needed this product in my life because my lips have never felt more hydrated in my life. I put this lip balm on in the morning, and most of the time I don’t need to reapply it until 8 hours later. It’s that good. I know $24 for a lip balm is steep, but it’s honestly the best $24 I’ve ever spent.
I love lipsticks (especially matte ones, which do a fantastic job at drying my lips out!), so a conditioning exfoliant is essential to give my lips some much-needed moisture. I picked up this Lip Polish by Sugar a few months ago, and it has been a game changer. I typically apply this 2-3 times a week, depending on how dry my lips feel, at night before going to sleep. It makes my lips feel smooth and hydrated, and when I wake up the next morning, my lips look better than ever.
I like using this product right before bed after I’ve washed my face or right after I use the Sugar Lip Polish. If I’m working from home one day and I know I’m not going outside that day, I’ll also use this product if I’m just hanging around the house. All in all, it’s an inexpensive find that’s great to have on hand throughout the year.
What are your favorite remedies for your winter dry lips?
Photos by Tom McGovern