Winter Skin Care

This $4 Hack Is the Only Thing Helping Keep My Lips Moisturized in 40 Degree Weather

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If you're anything like me, it doesn't have to be freezing for your lips to get chapped. But since winter is on the horizon, and the temperatures are already starting to become uncomfortably cool for my taste living in New York City, investing in a lip balm that can protect my lips from the harsh winds is top of mind for my skin-care routine. That, coupled with my desire for smooth and un-chapped lips, is part of the reason why I couldn't wait to try this $4 Sun Bum Coco Lip Balm.

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Sun Bum Coco Lip Balm — $4.00

Made with coconut oil and aloe vera, this lip balm is the perfect mositurizing agent for keeping lips super hydrated all winter long. And bonus: Free shipping!

Like many lip balms, this one is designed to hydrate and protect your lips against moisture-striping winds and frigid temperatures. But what makes the Sun Bum Coco Lip Balm a step above the rest is its ingredient list. This includes a blend of coconut oil and aloe vera. Coconut oil is a natural emollient that helps seals in moisture. Plus, aloe vera helps soothe skin irritation in addition to serving as a powerful moisturizer.

I've only been using the lip balm for less than a week, but I've already noticed a difference in my lips' texture and the way that they hold moisture throughout the day. While I normally feel the need to reapply lip balm to my lips frequently (like every 30 minutes), this balm kept my lips moisturized for double the amount of time.

Side note, I often get this annoying white ring around my mouth from excessive dryness, which anyone who suffers from dry mouth can attest to. But thankfully, the balm adds just enough moisture to keep that area hydrated. It's worth noting that the balm has a lightweight consistency and took a few passes for my lips to absorb the product. So, feel free to be generous with your application. As a bonus, the balm is dermatologist-tested and hypoallergenic, which is great for anyone who has sensitive skin. And it's worth repeating it's only four bucks(!!!).

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