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How To 5 November 2020

The Best Lip Care Routine For Dry Post-Winter Lips

When it comes to looking after our lips, we usually leave it until it's too late, when they’re already dry and cracked, only to lather them with our trusty lip balm.

As we emerge from the depths of winter, it’s natural to give your legs a little extra TLC, buff and polish if you will, so why not show your lips the same level of love with a routine that'll leave your lips plumper, smoother and most importantly more hydrated than ever.


Words By Eliza Sears

Exfoliate

Buff away dry, flakey skin with a gentle physical exfoliant.

It’s important to be gentle when applying any exfoliant, let the granules do the work rather than applying too much pressure, think soft hands, soft lips.

All good lip scrubs will include ingredients designed to nourish your lips and lock in moisture while stripping away unwanted flakiness.

Lanolips Lemonaid Scrubba-Balm is a finger free scrub balm hybrid. On the ‘scrubba’ side of things, orange peel, lemon oil and sugar granules will rid your lips of flakiness. While the balm, which includes Lanolips signature-hero-ingredient Lanolin, will leave your skin smooth and extra hydrated.

Mask

For nights when you feel a little boujie, we’re talking bubble bath and Netflix boujie. While you treat yourself to a hair and face mask, why not a lip mask too.

A lip mask is for now and then when your lips need something that will delve deep and keep them looking plump.

A mask needs to have the right ingredients though, so it’s best to go with something that gives your lips the same level of treatment as the rest of your face.

The Milk Makeup Melatonin Overnight Lip Mask will leave your lips feeling well-rested and ready for whatever the day throws your way. Hydration rich Persian silk tree extract and hyaluronic acid will boost lips moisture levels, while the calming aromatic blend of lavender oil and chamomile extract will chill you out and ease you into a deep slumber.

Moisturise

Lip balms can stir up some pretty strong feelings, people know what they do and don’t like, we all have favourites we swear by and those we wouldn’t touch with a ten-foot pole.

That said, it’s not uncommon for your routine to need a shakeup, especially with the change of seasons you may want to rotate between a balm, oil, ointment, cream or serum.

For a balm that restores moisture levels and acts as a base for your favourite lip tint, Trinny London Lip Treat is the way to go.

Key ingredients of hyaluronic acid, jojoba, sunflower oil and shea butter work together to ensure your lips get the very best treatment and are better for it.

Formulated without parabens and petroleum, Lip Treat will leave your lips looking fuller, less lined and feeling softer than ever.

Protect

Our lips are one of the most exposed areas on our face, and they often go unprotected.

While the idea of slip, slop and slapping on some SPF is second nature to many, we may not think to protect our lips against UV exposure too. And no, we’re not talking about white, boxing day test zinc.

From 15+ to 50+ we’ve found the best SPF products to shield your pout from even the harshest rays summer has to offer.

Containing a cocktail of lanolin, shea butter and cacao seed butter, Ultra Violette’s Sheen Screen SPF 50 Hydrating Lip Balm is this seasons must-have item.

The perfect addition to any outfit, the shimmering balm leaves a glossy kiss of UVA and UVB protective goodness.