end chapped lips this winter

Put an End to Chapped Lips

Own the winter, don’t let it own you.

By: Jodi Taylor
Photography: Jake Rosenberg

It’s never easy to transition from the glow-y complexion of temperate weather to dry skin, limp hair, and chapped-as-all-hell lips. Our bodies take quite the beating when the seasons change, so much that sometimes we are left questioning whether our faithful beauty regimens have begun to betray us—but don’t stress, it’s not them, it’s you. Well, its your body adapting to the climate change. The good news is that all you need to do is add a little more TLC to your routine by way of some winter-fighting beauty products. First, let’s tackle the lips—all you have to do is add these three steps (and these amazing products) to your daily routine, and you’ll have lips as soft as, well, a baby’s bottom.

 

PREP

As with most things in life, it’s all about prep. This will ensure your lips can battle the cold months ahead *and* your daily lipstick application. Enter: lip exfoliators. If we were to show you inside our bags, desks, and medicine cabinets, you’d get that we’re somewhat obsessed with these products, but for good reason, because these treatments will rid you of dry and chapped lips all winter long.

 

MASK

 

We’re pretty much addicted to masking, so it only makes sense that we would feel the same way towards lip versions. Whether you choose an overnight version, or one that you use the same as your favorite sheet mask, we can promise that the results will be A+. One of our all-time favorites is Kristen Noel Crawley’s all-natural (!) collagen-infused lip mask—chances are you’ve seen these pink beauties all over the gram, and trust us when we say that they feel as good as they look.

 

CONDITION

 

If you spend the entire winter being obsessive about moisturizing, it seems a little crazy that you wouldn’t extend the same attention to your lips. After you prep and mask, make sure that all day long you’re conditioning and moisturizing the shit out of them. These three options are our current obsessions—so much that we’re guilty of having multiples of them, stashed in about every place possible. You’re welcome.

 

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