As the winter turns chillier, our thoughts turn to all things hydrating and protective, especially when it comes to lip balms and products that protect our sensitive pouts. Which means it’s time for to interrupt this regularly-scheduled blog post for a test of the Emergency Beauty Product Alert System…
Any of you using medicated lip products need to stop…as in, right now. Put down the medicated lip balms and step away from the pot/tube/stick.
Why? You know that tingly sensation that feels like it’s working and healing your lips? That’s most likely a sign that the product is drying your lips out so you have to continue to use this product. Ever notice how you’re somehow addicted to your medicated lip balm? I rest my case. Stop.
What to replace it with instead? First of all, use a good sugar scrub (or an old toothbrush or your washcloth in a pinch) to gently exfoliate your lips, then be sure to add a good hydrating lip product. My personal favorite HANDS DOWN is from my beloved Urban Decay. This lip treatment comes in multiple hues and contains vitamin C to boost collagen and evens out your skin tone. Round that out with millet, jojoba, and apricot kernel seed oils that work together as a powerful lip-healing trifecta to moisturize, replenish and promote cell turnover and you’ve got one amazing lip product that works even in the craziest of cold temperatures.
The result is a smooth pout with gorgeous color that isn’t sticky, tacky or medicated. Although I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that this product is addictive – but in the best way possible. After all, try leaning in to kiss someone with honey-scented lips. You’ll be lucky to make it to dinner with that kind of action going on.