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10 Lip Balms And Treatments To Heal Your Gross Chapped Lips This Winter

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Once winter comes around, I start flailing wildly to find the best lip balm, scrub, or other treatment to combat the inevitable flakey, dry lips that plague me. Even in the most humid months, I tend towards overall dryness, and so I’ve become kind of an expert on lip treatments.

It’s no secret that I love wearing bold lipstick, but that never, ever works well over flakey lips. In fact, my addiction to lipstick is probably part of the problem, because I rarely find a highly pigmented lipstick that doesn’t dry out my lips at least a little. So in order to keep my mouth looking healthy and not like Saltine, I condition with thick formulas at night, exfoliate a few times a week, and carry a few lip balms (I change them depending on the lipstick I’m wearing) at all times.

I’ve tried every imaginable treatment on the market in the hopes of getting a mouth that doesn’t crack or bleed every time I go outside. Unfortunately, it looks like there isn’t one single product that gets the job done, so I tend to go with a lip scrub/lip balm combo deal. I usually make my own mix of coconut oil and brown sugar like a big hippie, but I’ve included a few good options that you can buy if you’re not in the DIY mood.

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  • Lindsey Conklin

    Eos and nivea are the best!

  • Samantha_Escobar

    Fresh Sugar for-fucking-ever.

  • QuenchTx

    If you are looking for a great lip treatment, try QuenchTx Lip Butter. It was featured on the Elvis Duran and the Z100 Morning Show and a portion of proceeds get donated to pediatric cancer research. Get smooth lips and help a great cause!

  • Jane S.

    Buddha Balm frigin rocks and it’s not on the list. Go out and get it and you will bump a few of those other off the list. Really the best natural lip balm I’ve ever used.