Winter Lip Care Tips

Winter is here. As the frost starts to set in and you pull the chunky sweaters out of the back of your closet, you may notice that your lips are more chapped than usual. The combination of cold air and dry central heating inside is a recipe for disaster for the fragile skin on your lips. The best way to combat these ongoing environmental changes is with the right products and lip care routine. 

We’re here to walk you through everything you need to prepare for winter. 

Let’s dive in.

Prioritize Your Lip Care Routine

We’ll be the first to tell you: You'll need more than lip balm during winter. To combat the chilling wind and freezing temperatures, you’ll need to prioritize a lip care routine that will keep your lips soft and supple. Here’s what you’ll need:

  • Lip Scrub: Buffs away dead skin cells and removes flaky, dry skin.
  • Lip Mask: Extra layer of hydration to get you through the winter.
  • Lip Balm: A trusted formula with nutrient-rich ingredients to carry with you on the go.

With these three products, you can ensure the delicate skin on your lips is always hydrated and get the nourishing ingredients you need to avoid irritation. 

For the best results, you’ll want to treat your lip care routine like a skincare routine. Consider using all three products before you start your day and before bed.

Avoid Smoking 

Did you know that smoking can dry out your skin and cause fine lines to form around your lips? If you want to maintain your youthful glow, it’s time to say goodbye to cigarettes. 

Apply Lip Balm Before Bed

The cold air outside isn’t the only thing you should worry about during the winter. If you have the heater blasting inside, this can also be overly drying to your skin. Applying lip balm before bed is a great way to lock in moisture and protect your lips from the dry, central heat. 

Stay Hydrated

Increasing your water intake is a great way to keep your skin hydrated and nourished. Try to drink at least 64 ounces of water every day and keep track of your water intake to ensure you get enough water throughout winter. 

Go Easy With The Thermostat

We get it. It’s cold outside! You want to keep your room warm, cozy, and heated. However, if you’re having an ongoing problem with chapped lips and dryness: You may want to turn the thermostat down and switch to a warm blanket. Continuous exposure to warm, dry air can cause your lips to flake and peel, and no one wants that.

Always Have Lip Balm Close By

Lip balm is your new best friend during the colder months. You’ll want a lip balm you can carry with you. With a trusted lip balm close by, you can avoid cracks, dryness, or flaky skin before it becomes a bigger problem.

Meet your new best friend: Lip Butter. This ultra-hydrating formula is made with aloe vera, vitamin E, and honey. Using it regularly can help eliminate fine lines and wrinkles and prevent dryness during the colder months. We recommend always keeping our lip butter in your pocket, purse, or car. (Your lips will thank you later!)

Avoid Irritating Chapped Lips

If your lips are chapped, try not to touch, pull, or poke at the irritated skin. If you aren’t careful, this can cause your lips to bleed or scar. The bacteria on your hands can also lead to inflammation or an infection.

Read the Ingredient Label

Winter is a great time to sport all your favorite bold and daring lipstick colors. Whether you're choosing a bold red or a striking purple: You'll want to check the ingredient label first. Some lipsticks are formulated with ingredients that can be overly drying on your lips. 

When shopping for new lipstick shades to flaunt, look for natural ingredients like shea butter, jojoba oil, honey, avocado oil, or aloe vera. 

Keep Your Lips Soft This Winter with Lique Cosmetics 

Don’t let winter take away from your favorite lip looks this winter. With the right nourishing products and a complete lip care routine, you can ensure your lips stay soft and supple all season long.

Ready to build your lip care routine? Start shopping today.