Our lips are like a canvas. They start off blank and can be painted every colour under the sun, or we can embrace their natural colour. For some though, our lips can make us feel self-conscious due to small cracks from dehydration or heat, and we may feel a coat of our favourite lipstick may draw attention to this.
While many of us spend significant time and money caring for the skin on our face, we often neglect the basics for a soft, smooth pout. So what’s the answer?
A lip balm!
As we head into summertime, the warm air, air conditioning and sunlight can often make our lips crack and peel, and our lips can be vulnerable to sunburn without realising. Even driving the car, with sun streaming in the window, can impact the health and moisture of your lips .
When looking for the best product to help combat dry lips, a non-sticky balm is a great option to soothe and moisten lips, while still providing a light sheen. Good products should be reapplied every few hours, including a layer before bed for maximum hydration and soft, plump lips in the morning.
Take a look at our top picks of moisturising lip balms to see you through the summer and beyond.
Dermal Therapy’s Lip Balm Enriched with PawPaw soothes and relieves severely dry & chapped lips, providing intensive hydration. RRP $6.46 | https://dermaltherapy.com.au/products/lip-care/lip-balm-enriched-pawpaw. Available at leading Chemists Australia-wide including Chemist Warehouse and My Chemist.
Carmex Naturally is a natural certified lip balm that is clinically proven to visibly smooth and soften the lips after just one application. Available in pharmacies and supermarkets Australia-wide in three fruit flavours: Pear, Berry & Watermelon. RRP $ 5.99
Synergie Skin Lip Service is designed to nourish and condition your pout with a blend of hyaluronic acid, lanolin, peptides and anti-ageing stevia for plump, soft lips. RRP $44.55 | Available online at https://synergieskin.com/shop-products/lipservice/