These protective balms do an outstanding job of keeping lips supple and plumped up.
Tips For Healthy Lips
- Refrain from licking your lips. They’ll chap.
- Remove dry flakes after showering, when lips are moist, using a wet face cloth to gently exfoliate lips and remove dry skin.
- Apply a moisturizing lip balm before using lipstick.
- If you’re outdoors for any length of time, wear an SPF lip balm—the heavier the better.
- “Severely chapped lips may need medical attention to help get over the irritation,” says Dr. Paul Cohen, Director of the Rosedale Dermatology Center in Toronto.
1. Burt’s Bees Honey Lip Balm
Formulated with multiple moisturizing ingredients: honey, beeswax, shea butter, almond oil, cocoa butter and lanolin. Voted the most popular lip balm among Seneca College fashion students.
2. The Body Shop’s Cranberry Joy Lip Balm
Keep lips soft and healthy-looking with this limited-edition, moisturizing, cranberry flavoured balm. The dome-shape quickly coats both lips at once with a protective balm and subtle red tint.
3. HURRAW Vegan Lip Balm
Light textured,vegan ingredients form a protective seal that keeps moisture in and dryness out. Fancy flavours like Earl Grey tea , root beer, coffee bean and chai spice. Keep one in every pocket. Available at The Detox Market.
4. La Roche-Posay Ceralip Lipid-replenishing Lip cream
For severely dry, cracked lips. A serious, lipid-enriched healing formula specially suited to lips sensitized by extreme weather conditions or medical treatments such as Accutane. Available at Shoppers Drug Mart.
5. By Terry Baume de Rose SPF15 Lip Balm
Rose-scented luxury lip balm. Smells divine, thick and slightly sticky without being slick, sinks in leaving lips smoothed, plumped up, supple and protected. Pretty upscale price.
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6. Aquafolia Spinach Delight Lip Balm
Gives new meaning to ‘eat your spinach’. This balm, containing a spinach extracts is formulated to be ‘toxic free’ of substances. Has a unique ‘finger touch’ applicator that prevents any direct contamination of the balm, unlike conventional applicators.