Dry lips can mean a lot of things. Most of the time, they’re a telltale sign that you’re dehydrated and that your puckers need some moisturizing. If you hate dealing with painfully dry lips, it’s time to step up your lip care routine by doing these:
Drink plenty of water.
Regardless of the weather being warm or freezing cold, make sure to drink as much water as possible to keep your body hydrated. The daily recommended water consumption for adults is eight to twelve glasses—more for athletes and people diagnosed with diabetes.
Prep your pout.
Swipe on a layer of lip balm before putting on your lipstick to seal in moisture on your puckers. Make applying lip balm the first step in your makeup routine to give your lips enough time to absorb the product and stay moisturized.
Choose the right lippies.
Matte lipsticks come in pretty hues and can be amazingly long-wearing, but some of them can result in chapped lips for lacking moisturizing ingredients. As an alternative, swipe on a lightweight lippie with a cream or satin finish to keep your lips looking full and moisturized.
Exfoliate and repair your lips.
Regularly exfoliate your lips with a soft toothbrush, a damp towel, or a lip scrub to get rid of dead skin cells and keep your lips smooth and looking healthy. Afterward, help your skin repair itself with a nourishing lip balm.
Vaseline Lip Therapy, now available in the Philippines, can keep your lips plump and moisturized. Your favorite petroleum jelly comes in four flavors—Original, Rosy, Crème Brulee, and Cocoa Butter—so you can find one that suits your taste (literally!). It also comes in a mini tub, so you can take it with you wherever you go and moisturize your lips whenever you need to.