During the holidays it seems that we’ll find any excuse to lock lips: mistletoe, end of the year countdowns…we find it so irresistible to kiss and canoodle this time of year that we build it into our traditions and rituals.
But unfortunately, this is also during the driest, most depleting, harsh and cold weather, which leaves our lips dry, flaky and chapped. Luckily, there are some wonderful products that resolve our winter skin woes. Here are three all-natural lip treatments to aid the most dehydrated pouts.
1. A Lip Serum Example: Pure + Simple’s Collagen Elastin Eye + Lip Concentrate
A Lip serum is a wonderful beauty innovation that is light in texture, enabling restorative ingredients to permeate deeply into our delicate lip skin tissue. Serums are water-based so they help increase hydration, prevent flakes and lip wrinkles. You can use lip serums in combination with more oil-based lip products such as balms and oils. Use your serum to inject more water into your kisser, then sealing this into the skin with an oil-rich barrier. The Pure + Simple Collagen Elastin Eye + Lip Concentrate is one of my personal favs because it is in a base of aloe, making it soothing for sensitive, eczema-affected lips as well as contains anti-aging cosmeceutical ingredients of collagen, elastin and hyaluronic acid.
2. Lip Balms Example: Pure + Simple Lip Balm – Orange Cinnamon
We all need our tried and true lip balms during the cold, winter season. Balms are protective against the elements and help prevent cracks and splits as well as keep our lips supple. Stay armed with a balm when trying to stay mistletoe-ready. At Pure + Simple, we have a ton of different lip balms and flavors, but I like the orange cinnamon because it has a slight plumping effect due to the stimulating properties of these essential oils.
3. Lip Oils Example: Pure + Simple Nourishing Vanilla Pomegranate Lip Oil
I love oil for all skin ailments in need of healing. They add immediate relief to flakes that are already there, moistening and smoothing out the lip area as well as act as an intensive moisture barrier. I especially love lip oils during the holiday season as they give a lovely shine to the lips, giving you an even more radiant smile. The Pure + Simple Nourishing Vanilla Pomegranate Lip Oil is a very rich and heavy oil in particular, and can also be used over top of lip sticks, stains and colors for an unbelievable high-gloss look (aka. lip slick). This oil is a top seller for us during the colder months and many people have told us that its the only thing that helps temper their lip eczema, sores and inflammation. This is what I’ll be applying right before count down this year. Wink.