During the cold winter months, we need all the help we can get to keep our lips from feeling like they’re just about to shrivel up and fall off our face. Dramatic? Maybe so, but it’s true. Sometimes it feels like no matter how much lip balm we apply — and reapply over and over again — it’s no match for our dry pout.
What most people don’t know is that certain hydrating lip products can actually be doing more harm than good for you. Dermatologists warn against using lip balms that contain Humectants, such as Hyaluronic Acid or Glycerin.
While Hyaluronic Acid is great for hydrating your skin, it actually aggravates the problem of chapped lips, especially in dry environments. When the moisture from our lips is pulled to the surface it evaporates into the air, causing your lips to feel even drier than before. That’s why applying lip balm can feel like an endless cycle sometimes.
Instead, you’ll want to switch to a lip balm that is known to save extremely dry, cracked lips in an instant, like the Kiehl’s Lip Balm #1.
Kiehl's Lip Balm #1 ($9.50)
The Kiehl’s Lip Balm protects and relieves chapped, cracked lips with regular application. It’s formulated with soothing and smoothing emollients like squalane, lanolin, wheat germ oil, and vitamin E to nourish your lips, even if the harshest of winds and the oldest of temperatures.
Vitamin E neutralizes skin-damaging free radicals and soothes chapped lips, aloe hydrates and helps increase the water content of your pout with each use, and squalane restores your skin’s natural moisture balance to keep it feeling soft and supple.
One customer review read, "I've tried every lip balm you can imagine, and this one is the best, hands down. Simple, but effective."
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