Winter Lip Care: A Lip Care Routine For Dry Pouts
With the winter season in full effect, there’s no time like the present to get serious about your daily and weekly lip care routine. Keep reading to find out how you can care for your dry lips with our 5-step winter lip care routine.
We hate to break it to you, but licking your lips over and over again doesn’t exactly pass as an effective lip care routine...especially in winter, when our dry lips need some extra love and care. Truth be told, lip care routines should look similar to skin care routines—weekly exfoliation, hydrating masks, moisturizing on the regular, you get the picture—because after all, your lips are made of…well…skin! Wondering how to properly care for your dry, chapped lips this chilly season? See our step-by-step guide to winter lip care, ahead.
STEP ONE: CLEANSE WITH A LIP COLOR REMOVER
Before beginning your winter lip care routine, it’s important to remove any lipstick you may have on. We recommend giving NYX Professional Makeup Be Gone! Lip Color Remover a try. Formulated with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, this lip color remover can gently buff away bright pigments and stubborn, long-wear lipstick to reveal a fresh, clean pout.
STEP TWO: EXFOLIATE WITH A LIP SCRUB
Just like the skin on your body, the skin on your lips can experience a buildup of dry skin, too— especially in the winter when the weather is cold and dry. To help reduce the look of dry lips, try exfoliating once a week with a lip scrub!
Lip scrubs can be a gentle yet effective way to slough off dry, dead skin cell buildup on the surface of your pout and can leave your lips looking and feeling soft, smooth, and ready for moisture application. Look for ingredients like coconut oil, sweet almond oil, jojoba oil, olive oil, or any other skin care oil that is nourishing and hydrating and apply it to your lips. Once your lips are covered, rub them together to exfoliate. To remove, use a warm washcloth to gently wipe away.
STEP THREE: MASK WITH SOOTHING SKIN CARE INGREDIENTS
After exfoliating your lips, it’s time to mask! Similar to the skin on your face, the skin on your lips can benefit from using a weekly—or bi-weekly—mask. In winter, we like to mask our pout in soothing aloe vera gel and natural humectant, Manuka honey.
STEP FOUR: DEEP CONDITION WITH AN OIL SERUM
If your lips are looking extra dry and in need of some nourishment, try deep conditioning them with a hydrating oil serum. We recommend giving Decléor’s coveted Aromessence Neroli Essential Serum a try. Made with moisture in mind, this serum has essential oils to help deliver a boost of hydration and nourishment to your skin.
To deep condition your pout, simply apply a few dabs of the nourishing Neroli Hydrating Oil Serum to your lips before you go to sleep. For added relaxation, lay a warm washcloth over your lips for 5-10 minutes.
STEP FIVE: PROTECT & HYDRATE WITH AN SPF LIP BALM
Sun protection on your body and your face is an absolute must (even in winter)… and your lips are no exception. According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, lips have no melanin, A.K.A. the pigment responsible for giving your lips color and protecting your pout from the sun’s damaging UV rays. This winter (and year-round), protect and hydrate your lips with an SPF lip balm!