S.O.S For Your Dry Ass Winter Lips

  Necklaces and earrings,  Lisbeth Jewelry  //   Nail polish,  CHANEL  in 592 Giallo Napoli, limited edition from the Neapolis: New City Collection, SS18

Necklaces and earrings, Lisbeth Jewelry // Nail polish, CHANEL in 592 Giallo Napoli, limited edition from the Neapolis: New City Collection, SS18

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

 
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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.

 
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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.

 
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BITE BEAUTY Agave Lip Mask,$30
(available at Sephora online and in stores)

This is advertised as a nightly recovery treatment, but I like to break rules. I wear it whenever I’m feeling like my lips need some extra help.

 

Diana Aldea

The name might be new to you, but Diana’s has been developing content for major brands for over a decade. She’s worked in advertising, ecommerce, broadcast TV and the public sector. That’s nice and all, but what does she know about lipstick? Aside from wearing it since the tender age of 11, she’s been a beauty contributor to WoahStyle since its inception, and actually pushed Nathalie to create the brand. She’s also real AF, so she ain’t gonna lie to you about products and how they work.