If you're prone to dry skin, you're surely aware of the massive headache that dry winter lips are. That's why something like a lip treatment can be so handy during the coldest months of the year. As someone who's prone to extra-dry winter skin at this time of year, my chapped lips have always been on another level from anyone else I know. I distinctly remember a time when I was eight years old that my older sister asked me why I stole my mom's lipstick to wear to school. The sad truth? I wasn't — my lips were so chapped that it looked like I was wearing lipstick and lipliner. Let's just say I'm pretty acquainted with the best ways to get rid of chapped lips.
After years of trial and error, I swear by using a lip treatment or lip serum of some sort to supplement your usual lip balm routine during the winter months. These treatments, which do everything from plumping and hydrating your lips to medicating already chapped lips, are great to use year-round as well. There's nothing like having well-hydrated lips to make applying lipstick a cinch, so there's no reason not to add one of these to your permanent beauty arsenal.
1. 37 Actives
I love this hydrating lip treatment, which I apply twice a day. It has a subtle peppermint scent and really plumps and hydrates my lips — they're way softer after a few weeks of solid use.
I've heard great things about this lip serum, which has powerful anti-aging ingredients.
I've been seeing these fun pink lip masks all over Instagram, so I'm super tempted to try them. You apply one to your lips, wait 20 minutes and emerge with a plumped, moisturized pout.
This Murad lip product treats chapped lips and is a solid option for everyday use as well.
If you're looking to plump up your lips, this treatment has a double dose of hydrating and plumping powers.
6. Cle de Peau
The Retinyl Acetate in this lip treatment is designed to protect them from harsh environmental factors like dry winter winds, and it helps blur lip contours.
This relatively affordable option helps reduce the signs of aging on your lips and keeps them hydrated all winter long.
If you're concerned about the vertical lines in your lips, this wrinkle treatment will help keep them plumped up and line-free.
This no-nonsense lip balm from Target is seriously hydrating, and it'll help heal your most cracked and chapped lips — and the price won't make you feel bad about reapplying it every five minutes.
10. C.O. Bigelow
This night time balm is intensely hydrating, so you apply it before bed and wake up with super hydrated lips.
Your reward for making it to the bottom of this list is my lip treatment secret. A sample of this Blistex ointment was included in a lip balm I bought a few years ago, and I pulled it out when my lips were ultra chapped in an act of desperation. It doesn't come in a cute bottle, smell particularly good or feel amazing when you put it on, but it works. There's nothing better for healing chapped lips. I use this every night before bed, and I wake up with soft, hydrated lips every. single. morning.
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