Oh hi, Happy New Year. I know it’s mid-January, but the year is still “new”, fam.
Don’t know where you are, but we’re in Toronto and it’s hella cold here. Not only is it cold, it’s sick season and everyone’s getting a piece.
Here are some basic rules when you’re trying to keep your lips looking good when conditions are harsh. Plus, some secret weapons to make sure you don’t get chapped.
1. DRINK UP
This is pretty obvious, but I sometimes neglect to do it and I instantly regret it. Drink all the water. Drink all the tea. Drink none of the liquor when you’re sick.
2. NO LICKING
Saliva dries your lips out. End of story. Next.
3. BUY THE GOOD STUFF
Buy the good stuff – listen, I love saving money, but I don’t play around with facial tissue. Get the stuff with the lotion when you’re sick. Same with lip balm, don’t play and buy the super emollient, medicated stuff.
And now for your weapons – here are some products that I turn to again and again when I’m trying to keep my lips nice and supple.
3 Amazing Products to Cure Dry Lips
A-DERMA Dermalibour+ Cream, $16
(Available at Shoppers Drug Mart)
When you’re blowing your nose non-stop, apply this dream cream to your nose and upper lip. It’ll keep your skin soft and chap-free.
NYX Butter Gloss, $5
(available at nyx.com and select drugstores)
Cheap, cheerful, colourful and comforting – all the Cs you need for gorgeous lips in cold weather.