As one of those people cursed with chronic dry skin, the winter months are extremely painful for me. As the weather gets colder and the wind gets stronger, my skin gets harder and harder to keep hydrated. Today I am particularly focusing on the lips, as they are the most difficult for me to manage in winter. Chapped, dry lips are not only extremely unattractive, but they are also downright painful. The two products which I am about to write about have practically saved my lips, and are a must in my handbag through these winter months.
The first product I would like to talk about is the Bubblegum Lip Scrub from Lush. I use this scrub before applying any other lip product in order to prep my lips. It literally is just a sugar scrub that tastes like bubblegum, and as many people have said before, you could probably make some yourself very easily. However, the ease of being able to buy it in a nice little pot appealed to me. You just put a tiny bit on your finger and rub it over your lips to remove any dry skin, and then simply wipe it off with a face cloth or rinse it off with water. So there’s the first problem solved – dry skin removed. Now it’s time for hydrating.
My next product is Maybelline’s Baby Lips, this product is essentially just a lip balm. However, I find the formula to be especially nice, it glides on really well and gives my lips a lovely smooth texture. This product comes in a variety of flavours, along with tinted versions which are perfect for wearing out when your lips are having a rough day. This product is extremely cheap, and comes in simple, but cute packaging. Perfect to just chuck in your handbag for instant lip hydration on the go. I always opt for the SPF 30+ version of this product, as not even winter phases the Australian sun. It just gives me that little extra piece of mind.
If you’re looking for two great products that are going to keep your lips looking and feeling hydrated and nourished throughout winter, definitely check these out. And also let me know in the comments below if you have any other recommendations for dry lips, as I am always interested in trying out new products.