How to get rid of chapped lips
Without a doubt, lip balm should be a mainstay in your routine, especially if you suffer from dry lips. But with so many products on the market, it can be hard choosing a lip balm that fits your needs. Here are 10 amazing beauty products that are guaranteed to nourish dry lips:
1. Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm
This must-have classic formulated with beeswax and vitamin E conditions and moisturizes lips. It also contains peppermint essential oil for a refreshing tingle. In particular, Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that reduces UV damage while protecting lips against free radicals.
2. Kiehl's lip balm #1
This moisturizing lip balm contains aloe vera, vitamin E, and squalane to smooth and hydrate dry lips in the winter and all year round. Aloe vera is rich in antioxidants, helping to heal cracked, dry skin.
3. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask
This lip sleeping mask is enriched with vitamin C and antioxidants that form a protective film over the lips to lock in moisture. Vitamin C promotes collagen production in lips and has anti-inflammatory properties.
4. LaserAway Beauty Girl Boss Plump & Shine Lip Lacquer
This lip lacquer visibly firms, plumps, and hydrates making lips look fuller and more luscious. Formulated with lip-nourishing ingredients, like vitamin E, peptide complex, and algae oil extract, Girl Boss protects lips around the clock by softening and conditioning them.
5. Aquaphor Healing Ointment
This multi-purpose ointment protects and soothes extremely dry skin and chapped lips to restore smooth, healthy skin. It's made mostly from petroleum jelly, which acts as a skin barrier, preventing lips from cracking and supporting healing.
6. La Mer The Lip Balm
This lip balm calms, restores, and conditions, transforming lips with the most tender touch. It also strengthens the lips' natural barrier to help prevent further environmental damage. La Mer The Lip Balm is formulated with unique seaweed extract, which helps to soothe, soften, and reduce sensitivity in lips.
7. La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5 for Dry Skin Irritations
This multi-purpose soothing balm for dry skin helps to nourish and soothe dry skin and visibly irritated areas. It's made with glycerin that acts as an emollient to make lips ultra-soft and supple.
8. Palmer's Cocoa Butter Ultra-Moisturizing Lip Balm
This cocoa butter lip balm provides deep hydration all over, melting into the skin to create a protective moisture barrier that locks in moisture. Cocoa butter is high in fatty acids, nourishing lips while improving their elasticity. Plus, it contains SPF 15 to protect lips against UVA/UVB damage.
9. Glossier Balm Dotcom
This nourishing, do-everything skin salve is formulated with nature's heavy-duty moisturizers, including castor oil, beeswax, and lanolin, to seal in moisture. Beeswax especially heals dry, cracked lips while ultra-hydrating them.
10. Nivea Smoothness Lip Care
This lip balm, made with shea butter and aloe, provides all-day moisture. It also contains SPF 15 to protect lips from harmful UVA/UVB rays. Shea butter reduces inflammation as it hydrates and heals mega-dry lips.
Why do lips become chapped?
During the winter months, there is little humidity in the air, which can cause lips to become dry, cracked, and chapped. Licking your lips can also exacerbate the problem because saliva from your tongue further strips lips of moisture. Only use lip products formulated with ingredients that can help chapped lips heal, such as vitamin E, shea butter, petroleum, and ceramides, to name a few.
- "11 People with Dry Lips Reveal the Lip Balms They Swear By," Self, June 11, 2019.
- "The Best Lip Balms Glamour Editors Can't Live Without," Glamour, November 27, 2019.