Suffering from chapped lips is never comfortable. It’s difficult to talk, makes eating almost impossible and don’t even mention kissing! Struggling with chapped lips can be annoying. But there are so many lip balms that will help this problem.
This problem becomes more and more prominent when the colder months approach and with them right around, you’ll want these lip balms in your back pocket. The skin on our lips lacks the dead skin layer that the rest of our body has. This makes your lips even more prone to getting chapped when there is less humidity in the air.
We all know that chapsticks are easy to lose and we often buy more and more to make up for the missing tubes. However with these lip balms, you’re going to want to keep them around. They are hydrating and won’t leave your lips feeling tacky. They come in different scents to please everyones needs and they work great underneath your favorite lip gloss or stick.
Keep in mind that if you struggle with clinically chapped lips, it might be time to consult with a doctor. If these lip balms don’t seem to help or they become worse, definitely stop using them. Also remember to check the ingredients of your lip balms. Getting lip balms that contain menthol, eucalyptus, peppermint, cinnamon, etc. will actually dry your lips out more. While the minty menthol sensation might feel really nice, it doesn’t help those who are struggling with chapped lips. It’s also important to use a lip balm that contains some sort of sunscreen. Even in the colder months, the sun still affects the skin. Not only does it dry them out but exposing your skin to the sun without a protectant can lead to other health issues later.
Also, remember that licking or wetting your lips will NOT help them. This actually makes the dryness worse. So when the colder months are upon us and your lips are not having it, give one of these lip balms a try. I promise, your lips will thank me later.
1. Smith’s Rosebud Salve
This rose scented lip balm works wonders. The original packaging was in a small tin but that can be unsanitary and also difficult to apply. It can now be purchased in a convenient tube at Sephora for $7. The rose aroma leaves you feeling relaxed but isn’t over powering. It helps soothe irritated lips and will also leave a slight sheen. It works great on its own but also will help your lipstick apply easier.
2. Ciate Watermelon Burst
If you are in the market for something thats a little more hydrating than a lip balm, this hydrating lip oil is up your alley. Not only is the smell so incredible you won’t want to put it down but the thick consistency is amazing for those who suffer from very chapped lips. This $12 lip oil leaves your lips looking plumped and hydrated but also leaves them look juicy – like watermelon.
3. Laneige Sleeping Mask
This enriched Vitamin C and Berry Mix Complex, has you waking up with smooth and beautiful lips. It’s specifically made as a leave-on overnight mask for your lips. This $20 pot comes in three flavors-grapefruit, apple lime and vanilla. Laneige recently released their tube version in four different scents as well. The best part about this is, you’ll wake up with hydrated lips. All of the work happens while you are asleep. It’s perfect for those who don’t like to wear a chapstick or lip balm throughout the day. Simply apply an even and thick layer to your lips, hit the pillow and the magic happens over night.
4. Kiehl’s LIP BALM #1
This soothing aloe vera infused lip balm will have your cracked lips feeling better in no time. It comes out of the tube as a solid but it melts once it hits your warm skin. This lip balm can be purchased for $9.50 and you won’t want to ever use anything else again. It works magic. It comes in four different scents: original, mango, mint and cranberry. This is another lip balm that works great underneath lipsticks or glosses. Your lips won’t feel like they are drying under that matte lipstick anymore.
5. Bite Beauty Agave Mask
Another sleeping mask lip balm but this can also be worn at any point in the day. The name just sounds delicious. Bite Beauty definitely knew what they were doing when they created this. It’s made from agave nectar and jojoba oil and it will leave your lips feeling nourished and healthy looking. It comes in its original scent but they offer four other forms that can give off a pretty tint of color. While this lip mask does cost $26, a little goes a very long way so you won’t be running out of it any time soon.
6. Aquaphor Lip Repair
If you’re looking for a lip balm that actually works and you can grab it at the drugstore then look no further. This inexpensive lip balm costs $3 and can be purchased at Ulta, Target or any drugstore around the corner. It’s made with nourishing ingredients like shea butter and chamomile essences. It works fast and has been around for years. Thats when you know something is good. It comes in a convenient tube and the product will leave your lips smooth as butter.
7. Dr. Bonners Lip Balm
If you feel that most lip balms cause you to have a reaction then give this inexpensive one a try. You can purchase it at Target for just under $3. It contains no dyes or fragrance and is organic as well. It’s made with avocado, hemp and jojoba oil to keep your lips feeling moisturized. It does come in a variety of scents but if you are looking for a natural, I’d stick with their Naked scent.