Winter Skin Care

8 Masks, Scrubs, and Balms To Revive Dry Winter Lips

Kara Jillian Brown

Photo: Getty Images / Prostock-Studio
As soon as my lips get dry and relentlessly flakey, I know that cold weather is here. I'm not talking about the oh-no-it's-too-cold-to wear-my-leather-jacket kind of cold, but the wow-what-was-it-like-to-go-outside-and-still-feel-my-hands kind of cold. Caren Campbell, MD, a California-based board-certified dermatologist, agrees that dry lips are as much of a winter staple as hot cocoa and puffer coats (only, much less eagerly anticipated).

"Dry lips happen just like dry skin due to the lack of humidity in the air due to the season change and use of heaters that further dry out the air," says Dr. Campbell.

To get your lips back to being soft and hydrated, shop the below products for dry lips that we're loving right now.

8 nourishing products for dry lips

1. KNC Beauty Collagen-Infused Lip Mask (10 Pack Box Set), $40

This collagen, vitamin E, and hyaluronic acid lip mask will leave your lips plump, smooth, and moisturized. They work best on smooth, dry lips, so be sure to exfoliate prior to use if your lips are chapped.

2. Bkind Peppermint Lip Balm, $12.97

Made with castor oil, shea butter, and peppermint oil, this balm with leave your lips feeling refreshed and moisturized. It creates a protective barrier against further cracking and provides long-term hydration to your lips.

3. Artifact Living Co. Honey Marshmallow Lip Masque, $17.02

Combining a scrub with a mask, this honey marshmallow product lets you go to sleep with a chapped pout and wake up with baby-soft lips. First, apply a thick layer to your lips and rub them together to let the sugar do its thing. Then, you can rub away the sugar (or leave it on) and sleep with the remaining product on your lips.

4. RMS Peacock Lane Daily Lip Balm, $22.70

For a healing salve that adds a little color, reach for this tinted RMS balm. Made with coconut and jojoba oil, this daily stick nourishes while adding a touch of vibrant hibiscus pink to your smile.

5. Henné Red Organic Lip Exfoliator, $25.32

Nordic berries give this exfoliator a distinct red hue, reminiscent of fresh-picked Swedish forest berries (or, so I imagine). It works best when applied to damp lips and followed up with the lip balm of your choice.

6. Province Apothecary Repairing and Conditioning Lip Balm, $8

Packed with lavender and peppermint oils, this conditioning lip balm helps to relieve you from the chapping, cracking, and flaking that comes with winter weather. It’s also great for everyday use to protect against dry air.

7. Amalusta Natural Truth Balm, $16.21

To give you hydration wherever you need it, this multi-use balm works on lips, cheeks, cuticles—pretty much anywhere except the eye area. The smooth and nourishing formula is packed with shea butter, mango butter, orange wax, and papaya and pomegranate extracts to protect your skin against free-radical damage while providing moisture.

8. Living Libations Seabuckthorn Cinnamon Lip Balm, $6.48

While golden jojoba and beeswax moisturize your lips, cinnamon, cayenne, turmeric, and ginger essential oils add a natural plumpness to your pucker.

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