Banish Dry Winter Lips With These 4 Tips

by Stephanie Montes

The days have just begun cooling down but already our lips are cracked and dry. We can’t live like this for months (and you shouldn’t have to either). Here, find our tips for dealing with the most annoying cold-weather issue (aside from heels in the rain), plus the 4 best products to keep lips dewy and gorgeous all winter long.


Kick Chapped Lips This Winter

Exfoliate (Gently)

Get rid of flakes by buffing lips with this 2-step treatment. Apply the sugar scrub to slough away dry skin, then add water to activate the fizz before rinsing off all traces of chapped lips. A bit of advice: Be gentle when exfoliating, or you might exacerbate the dryness.

Oil Them Up

Waxy balms can sit on the surface of the lips. While they might be soothing, they're not actually treating the dryness. This cocktail of essential oils and vitamins penetrates deep into the lips and revitalizes them from the inside out.

Stay Hydrated

Find a lip balm that works and apply it compulsively. A formula with shea butter and natural oils will hydrate no matter how cold it gets outside.

Treat While You Sleep

You may be no stranger to sleep masks for your face, but this product was made with your mouth in mind. Apply to lips before bed, and they'll feel like silk by morning.