Dry lips are the bane of my life, especially at this time of year. So when my bestie asked me to write a post about how to look after dry lips when it's cold, I jumped straight on it. Hopefully this will give my bestie, and you, some tips on how to care for them and combat flaky lips so you can rock a good festive red lip this Christmas.
TIP ONE: STOP BITING YOUR LIPS
This is my biggest issues and one I seriously need to stop. My lips are in really bad shape because when I get stressed, I nibble. When they feel sore, I nibble - which is the worst thing you can do. I've found when I make a conscious effort not to bite, pick or nibble, my lips are generally in a lot better condition.
TIP TWO: MOISTURISE
You do this with your face, so why not your lips? The Nuxe Reve De Miel lip balm is perfect for this. It's quite a thick, heavy balm and is super nourishing for your lips. When I get into bed I slather my lips in this and they feel so much nicer in the morning. Softer, plumper and smother. It does wonders if you let it. I also tend to carry it around with me during the day for touch ups - especially if they're particularly bad and in need of repair. Or I take a tinted balm around with me like the Benefit Balms for touch ups.
TIP THREE: GET RID OF DEAD SKIN
Again, something you do with your body so you should definitely carry this habit onto your lips. I love the Lush lip scrubs. Every morning and evening I scrub my lips with this. It gets rid of any dead or dry skin on your lips, or if you've been wearing a really matte lipstick it helps remove the remnants of this.
TIP FOUR: USE A LIP OIL
Lip oils sounded really strange to me to begin with, but when my lips are particularly bad these are miracle workers.Firstly because the oil is super nourishing for your lips so helps with their care, but also they look like a gloss so you can get away with wearing them as your every day lips make up until your lips feel well enough to rock a bold colour. I really like the Barry M lip oils, but if you're into your higher end brands I know my Mum loves the Clarins versions.