So winter is not far away, it's getting colder and the days are getting darker. So I thought it would be nice to do a few "winter beauty survival guide" posts starting with lips.
Don't you just hate chapped lips, dry lips and cold sores? offcourse you do. So today I'm showing you guys what I do to keep my lips kissable all winter with lip balm.
There are so many brands, scents, tubes, tubs and flavors out there so there are plenty to choose from. Finding the right lip balm is a personal thing and what works for one person may not work for another so you got to try out a few before you find that perfect balm.Here are a few things you may want to think about when looking for a lip balm.
SPF: You shouldn't stop using sun protection just because it's winter, in fact the sun can be extra bright on a snowy winters day. Do you suffer from cold sores? direct sunlight can acually cause you to break out, so if you want to prevent that nasty cold sore, spf can be helpful.
Tint/Colour: Lip balm does not have to be boring, you can get a tonne of tinted lip balms in almost any colour of the rainbow. NYX has just come out with their new Color lip balms that I can't wait to try. I do feel that some tinted balms are not as moisturising as regular lip balm, so if you already have a favorite lip balm but just want a bit of tint to your lips you can mix some cosmetic pigments into your balm and make your own unique shade.
Purpose: Do you want you lip balm to do anything else, apart from adding moisture to your lips? There are a tonne of lippies out there, designed to freshen your breath, taste like candy, plump your lips, or fight certain conditions so it might be worth checking out the market to find the one that fits your need. If you suffer from cold sores then a gold balm would be a lip balm infused with the herb "lemon balm" it helps prevent and treat outbreaks and is very soothing on sensitive and chapped lips.
My favorites are as seen in the above pictures, Lush Snow fairy lip tint, Elf studio conditioning lips balm spf 15 and Rose petal salve from Rose & Co. Some other balms worth mentioning are the Body Shop lip butters and balms, they are quite good and quite qaffordable.
Tip: A nice sugar scrub can also be good for your lips but never under estimate the power of a tooth brush. I have a soft tooth brush in my bathroom and it's only purpose is to scrub my lips, it's super easy and works great. Just apply some balm and let it sit for a while, then gently brush your lips to scrub off dead skin, wipe your lips and they are ready for a bit of balm or gloss.