Did you know that the skin on your lips is thinner than on any other part of your body? No wonder then that at this time of year they suffer from dryness and crack easily under the harsh conditions we subject them to.
When you go out from the warmth of the central heating, into the winters freezing air, they tend to dry out and become cracked, losing moisture and start to flake. The other problem is that they have no oil glands to keep them hydrated making them even more susceptible to the severe weather conditions. But help is at hand.
Firstly, try not to constantly lick your lips. You may think you are adding moisture but you are actually putting ‘amylase’ on the surface which is an enzyme that intensifies the drying effect. Instead, invest in a product that will add moisture the correct way. See what we have found to give your lips that kissable factor!
Keep your lips looking healthy and protected from the elements by choosing from our fantastic Vaseline Lip Therapy range. Extra soothing and with a touch of Aloe Vera, Vaseline Lip Therapy Aloe will add extra hydration to dry lips.
Stick contains: Cucumber Extract – soothing, softening and moisturising action, Aloe Extract – to soothe and protect lips and Pro-vitamin E & A. Tin contains: Isopropyl Myristate – a skin conditioning agent and Aloe Barbadensis – also known as Aloe Vera renowned for its skin soothing properties. Buy from Boots.
Everyday lip protection to soften and moisturise with SPF 15. For lip health trust ChapStick. Your lips are in use all day, every day.
With their delicate structure and constant exposure, they really benefit from year-round protection and care. As the experts in lip health, ChapStick can help everyone achieve healthy looking lips that feel great.
ChapStick Strawberry has been uniquely formulated to soothe, soften and nourish lips while preventing moisture evaporation. The formula includes: Vitamin E. Camphor. Carnauba Wax. SPF 15 Sunscreen. For more information about lip health. Buy from My Online Chemist.
Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula Moisturising Lip Balm helps prevent and protect dry, chapped, cracked or wind-burned lips. The high Vitamin E content makes for an ultra-nourishing formula that can help treat chapped, cracked lips while pure Cocoa Butter delivers deep hydration.
The added benefit of broad-spectrum SPF15 makes this cocoa-scented balm an everyday essential; helping to prevent premature ageing of the lip area through regular application. Buy from Superdrug.
One of the moisturizing ingredients in Carmex lip balm is cocoa butter, a natural emollient. Carmex adds natural emollients to your lips, while locking in your own body’s moisture to help protect against chapping and cracking.
Lanolin, for example, is a natural substance that locks in moisture. The lanolin in Carmex is easily absorbed into the delicate skin of your lips, where it provides a temporary barrier against the drying effects of wind, heat and cold.
Carmex lip balm is packed with ingredients specially selected to help heal your chapped, cracked, burned and otherwise abused lips. Menthol and phenol, for example, both have antiseptic qualities, helping to speed healing by killing germs. Carmex also helps relieve the syptoms of cold sores. Buy from Multi Pharmacy.
If you need a serious moisturiser that your lips will love. Hydrate your lips with the penetrating moisturising lip cream.
Intensive Moisturiser contains 5 penetrating moisturisers for serious saturation & a unique formula that soothes your lips with a deep down tingle.
A long-lasting daily moisturiser bursting with ingredients to rehydrate your lips intensively. Shea Butter for conditioning, Allantoin for deep-down protection and Camphor for that soothing touch. Buy from Half Price Perfumes.