I don’t exactly know when my lips go from summer happy to winter parched, but it seems like I just wake up one morning – like this one – and suddenly I have flakes and cracking going on.
I want to say this is due in part to the fact that the steam heat in my apartment building is the reverse of soothing and hydrating, in that it feels like it saps all moisture from the room to keep itself alive. So, I’m grateful for the heat ,but I also am on the way to buy a humidifier because, you know, “dry” and “cracked” will scare the ever-living poo out of you as you age. Those words are The Road To Nothing Good Happening.
One of the best ways to keep on top of the lip situation is to add moisture to your lips, but regular exfoliation really helps, especially if you’re using a great lip scrub. Just keep it on the side of the sink and rub a little on before you brush your teeth every couple of days or when you see flakes, then brush your teeth and apply a hydrating lip balm.
You’ll notice a difference, and so will your lipstick. Because nothing is more gross than uneven lipstick with cracked skin beneath it. Yikes. It’s a personal pet peeve I have. Call it a phobia.
Check out my favorite lip scrubs below, and enjoy a smooth, kissable pout this season:
(Clockwise from top left)
BLISS Fabulips™ Sugar Lip Scrub, $18, nordstrom.com
Lush Cosmetics Popcorn Lip Scrub, $9.99, lushusa.com
Fresh Sugar Lip Polish, $22.50, nordstrom.com
Bite Beauty Whipped Cherry Lip Scrub Whipped Cherry, $18, sephora.com
philosophy kiss me exfoliating lip cream, $16, nordstrom.com
Sara Happ ‘The Lip Scrub™’ Peppermint Lip Exfoliator, $24, nordstrom.com
Did I miss one of your favorites? Do tell!