How to Get Rid of Chapped Lips OvernightApril 05, 2021
Whether it’s due to external factors like the weather or daily habits like not drinking enough H20, chapped lips are a concern some deal with year round. If your trusty lip balm just isn’t doing the trick, this easy three-step routine can help. In addition to a moisturizing lip treatment, all you need is a micellar water and a lip scrub to transform lips from dry and peeling to soft and smooth overnight.
STEP 1: Cleanse With Micellar Water
This step is especially important if you wear lipstick or any tinted lip formula during the day. Soak a cotton pad with micellar water — try the Garnier SkinActive Micellar Cleansing Water All-in-1— and sweep it across your lips in gentle circular motions without rinsing. We love using micellar waters because they’re gentle yet effective.
STEP 2: Exfoliate
Get rid of flakes and rough texture by removing dead surface skin cells from the lips. Gently sweep a clean washcloth or toothbrush over the lips or apply a lip scrub, like the Sara Happ Lip Scrub, onto damp lips and then wipe away.
STEP 3: Moisturize
Now that lips are clean and smooth, replenish and lock in moisture with a generous coating of a lip mask or a balm. Look for products that contain nourishing ingredients like shea butter, honey, vitamin E and essential oils. Try the Thayers Certified Organic Vanilla Bean Slippery Elm Lip Balm or the Kiehl’s Buttermask for Lips for a more intensive treatment.
Photo: Chaunte Vaughn