Makeup Monday #4 – Chapped Lips Tips
Summer or Winter chapped lips can be an issue. I’m not always the best at following my own advice, but when I do the following, my lips are not as chapped as much.
1. Moisturize all the time preferably with an SPF: Using a lip balm on your lips all the time, and use one with SPF if you’re going to be outside a lot.
Recommendation: My current favorite lip balm is Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm in Cherry Me. This does not have SPF, I’m still looking for a good one for the hot summer days. I’m trying out The Body Shop Vitamin E Lip Care Stick with SPF 15. The verdict is still out on this one for me, but so far it’s good.
2. Moisturize nightly with a heavy lip balm: moisturizing with something that is heavier at night can replenish moisture that is lost and you can wake up with lips that are super soft.
Recommendation: I like the Soap & Glory A Great Kisser Lip Moisture Balm
3. Exfoliate with a lip scrub (DIY or from the store): Use a lip scrub every other day to keep the flakes away. Some lip scrubs can also be moisturizing as well. I usually follow up with a lip balm.
Recommendation: You could make one yourself (The Beauty Dept. has a recipe) or you could buy one like the Fresh Sugar Lip Polish.
4. Do not use drying lip products: Do not use lipsticks or lipglosses that can be drying to your lips.
Recommendation: Use products on your lips like the Revlon Colorburst Lip Butters or a tinted lip balm like the Maybelline Baby Lips. These add color and moisture. If you have a favorite lip color that is drying, try layering it over a lip balm. And keep a clear lip balm around to moisturize during the day.
Chapped lips are the worst and being proactive about keeping them moisturized and hydrated is the best way to prevent them from being chapped. So keep your lip balm close and drink lots of water.
I would love to hear from you! How do you prevent chapped lips? What are your favorite lip balms? What would you like to see on an upcoming Makeup Monday?