Lips often suffer at this time of year with cold weather, central heating and various colds and flu contributing to dryness and chapping. There are varous products you can use to both treat and prevent these issues, and we thought we’d take a look at five of our favourites…after all, no-one wants a kiss under the mistletoe with someone with flaky lips!
This sophisticated daily treatment is a tough ally against the signs of aging, which can particularly apparent around the mouth. The complex contains an Arginine/Lysine polypeptide which actually binds the sugar in your skin, which can contribute towards the signs of aging if not dealt with in this way. It also contains a variety of natural ingredients, such as cocoa oil and avocado oil, which hydrate the skin and encourage collagen production.
We may not like to talk about it too much, but there are plenty of ladies out there who need to wax their lips to get rid of unwanted hair. Unfortunately, although waxing is an effective way to deal with hair, it can be a little rough on the skin, so Decleor’s Post Wax Cream, which is specifically for sensitive areas, is worth it’s weight in gold. If applied directly after waxing, the cream soothes irritation and reduces redness, but applied daily it will also slow down hair regrowth.
In cold weather, this product from Dermalogica is a real ally as it will protect your lips from the cold, but also protect against the damage caused by rapidly changing temperature, i.e. going indoors when the heating is on. Shea Butter, Oat Extract and Vitamin E combine to form a barrier and to hydrate dry lips effectively.
This colourless lipstick can be used under your usual lip colour to help to hydrate and protect the lip area. It has a gentle exfoliating action which helps to smooth chapped lips and will deeply moisturise all day long for a soft, supple feel.
This lip balm, from Decleor’s Aroma Solutions range, is a luxurious, rich cream which hydrates and nourishes the lip area. The formula melts into the lips upon contact, ensuring you don’t end up with a greasy feeling on your lips, and protects them from harsh external factors.