It isn’t just cold (and the dry heat that comes with it) that chaps lips. Exposure to sun, salt water, and chlorine, plus even regularly-applied lipstick (conventional lipsticks can contain chemicals that make their pigments last longer, at the expense of leaching moisture) are all reasons the delicate lip area (which has no oil glands) can become dry, chapped, and rough.
Finding a great lip balm—and regularly applying it, regardless of the season—can make a huge difference. Made with nourishing, super-moisturizing, clean, and nontoxic ingredients, these lip treatments coddle and soothe like nobody’s business. And most are great on any dry spot, anywhere (nipple balm anyone? It’s actually the best). They’re the secret ingredient to making lipstick go on smoother, and several even have gorgeous tints of their own (that also happen to look fantastic on cheeks).
6 items in Solutions for Chapped Lips
Olio E OssoBalmUS $28.00TINTED LIP + CHEEK BALM: A deep-hydrating lip/cheek balm with gorgeous, sheer color.