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Best Treatments to Combat Dry & Chapped Lips

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Lip service please! Chapped lips is an issue I’ve dealt with for longer than I can remember. Just when I thought things couldn’t get any worse, moving to the desert unfortunately exacerbated the issue. With that said, I knew I had to quickly find products that would not only heal, but also hydrate my lips, and keep them healthy overall.Β If this sounds like a problem you deal with regularly, you’re in luck because I’ve done all the experimenting for you. Say hello to a pretty pout with my favorite lip treatments and simple lip care routine πŸ™‚

LIP SCRUBS

Not sure where to begin? The key to remedying chapped lips is to scrub off any loose debris and dead skin cells. This is where lip scrubs come in really handy! If you don’t have one yet, exfoliating with a gentle toothbrush and some coconut oil will give you a similar result. If you’re a DIY kind of person, you can also make your own lip scrub at home with simple ingredients like sugar and honey.

I have found lip scrubs to be worthwhile investments for keeping my lips consistently smooth. They are great “primers” for moisturizers, allowing them to really penetrate the skin and hydrate like they are supposed to. A good lip scrub isn’t hard to find, and if you’re on a tight budget you can always pop into your local Walmart or Target and get your hands on one for under $10! I personally love Burt’s Bees’ all natural conditioning lip scrub with honey crystals. If you’re up for a splurge, I highly recommend FRESH’s sugar lip polish as it smells heavenly and leaves my pout silky smooth!

LIP MOISTURIZERS

After a thorough scrubbing, it’s time to hydrate! The good news is, there are many great lip balms and moisturizers that are both affordable and effective. For example, Vaseline petroleum jelly is always a fail-safe option for me. I also recently started trying out Aquaphor’s healing ointment on my lips. It works just as well and has a very similar consistency as petroleum jelly. These products are perfect for everyday wear to keep the lips moisturized. If you suffer from cracked lips, you can count on them for healing too.

Every so often, I also like to use Patchology’s FLASHPATCH hydrating lip gels after scrubbing and before moisturizing. You can think of these gels as serum equivalents, but for the lips! I briefly talked about these in my previous blog post about myΒ most-loved skin care products — just in case you’re curious and want to learn more about them.

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There you have it – my favorite lip treatments to maintain a happy, healthy pout! While I have a pretty good lip routine under my belt now, I’m always open to trying new products. So, if you know of any holy grails for dry lips I’d love to hear them!

Do you suffer from dry lips? How do you deal with it?

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52 Comments
  • stella
    March 12, 2018

    These are great recommendations babe! I actually use Vaseline petroleum jelly religiously and it works wonders for me too. Need to try those Patchology lip gels. I love the packaging πŸ™‚

    • Sharon Wu
      March 12, 2018

      Thanks Stella! I’m glad you like the recommendations, and am happy to hear that Vaseline works well for you too! Packaging is only half the fun — I definitely recommend giving Patchology’s lip gels a try. πŸ™‚

  • Stephanie
    March 12, 2018

    You know, I think I have one of those lip gels in my bathroom somewhere from an event, and I’ve never used it! Now I wanna find it and give it a try! Thanks for sharing your thoughts hehe!

    • Sharon Wu
      March 12, 2018

      Do it!!! You’ll want to get more after you try it haha so good and the packaging is super cute too!

  • Mariann Yip
    March 12, 2018

    I definitely suffer from dry lips when it’s extremely cold outside or when I’m flying so thanks for these suggestions!

    • Sharon Wu
      March 12, 2018

      I’ll bet, especially since it’s so cold in New York all the time! Hope these suggestions will come in handy for ya πŸ˜‰

  • Cassie
    March 12, 2018

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE Aquaphor. It was a new discovery for me, but it’s a LIFESAVER! I can attest to the fact that these are some great recommendations!

    • Sharon Wu
      March 12, 2018

      It’s a new discovery for me too and I’ve been hooked! Love Aquaphor products for dry skin – not just on the lips but full body! Thanks babe – glad you like the recommendations xx

  • lydia
    March 12, 2018

    Such a great post! This winter killed my lips, so I definitely love hearing about lip products that work. I will also have to try those lip gels, sounds kind of amazing.

    xo, lydia

    • Sharon Wu
      March 13, 2018

      Same here! You’ll have to let me know how the lip gels work for you xx

  • Megan Elliott
    March 12, 2018

    I swear by good old Vaseline!! I have Vaseline lip tins all over my house and in every purse. Lol, I’m addicted!

    • Sharon Wu
      March 13, 2018

      Lol! Can never go wrong with Vaseline for sure πŸ™‚

  • Nicole
    March 12, 2018

    I just tried these Patchology lip gels as well and love them! My daughter and I both thought they worked great just after one application!

    • Sharon Wu
      March 13, 2018

      Aww I’m so glad to hear that both you and your daughter had a great experience with them!

  • Eileen
    March 12, 2018

    I suffer from dry lips too and haven’t found anything that remedies the problem yet. Going to try out your lip routine and some of these products and hopefully see results! Thanks for sharing.

    • Sharon Wu
      March 13, 2018

      Yay! Let me know how it goes babe! xx

  • Ariel
    March 12, 2018

    Giiiirl! Chapped lips are often a struggle for me! I’m constantly carrying some blistex or carmex! Glad to see I’m not the only one struggling and thanks for the product suggestions!

    • Sharon Wu
      March 13, 2018

      Hahaha you are most definitely not the only one babe! Hope these suggestions will help you some xx

  • Briana
    March 12, 2018

    I really want to try the lip gels! They look so fun to try!

    Briana
    https://beyoutifulbrunette.com/

  • Azanique
    March 12, 2018

    Those lip gel patches look amazing! I use a lip scrub and Nivea chapstick to keep my lips smooth all winter long.

    -xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com

    • Sharon Wu
      March 13, 2018

      Oooh how do you like the Nivea chapstick? I’m a huge fan of Nivea body lotion but haven’t tried any of their lip products yet.

  • Helen
    March 12, 2018

    Those products looks amazing. I want to try it also. Thanks for sharing this. Really enjoyed reading your post.

  • Samantha Mariko
    March 13, 2018

    I’ve actually used some of these lip products, and I swear by them too! It’s crazy how quickly lips can become dry and chapped and how important lip care is! thanks for sharing your top choices!
    xo Samantha

    • Sharon Wu
      March 13, 2018

      Yes! I used to ignore my dry lips but when they keep bleeding then you know you gotta do something about it haha.

  • Nataly
    March 13, 2018

    Those lip gels from patchology work wonders! I love them!

    • Sharon Wu
      March 13, 2018

      Glad you find them to be really effective too!

  • Taylor Mobley
    March 13, 2018

    I am OBSESSED with those lip gels. I try to use them bi weekly!

  • Suzanne
    March 13, 2018

    I use a lip sleeping mask by Laneige and I SWEAR BY IT. No more chapped lips. EVER.

    • Sharon Wu
      March 13, 2018

      Wow! I need to give that one a try — think I saw it at Target the last time I went. Thanks for the rec beauty xx

  • Kimmie
    March 13, 2018

    I use all of those products minus the lip masks so I need to get those ASAP!

    • Sharon Wu
      March 13, 2018

      They work wonders – I think you’ll like them!

  • whit
    March 13, 2018

    ooh great tips for chapped lips babe! especially with the changing seasons!

    love,
    Britt+Whit

  • Deborah
    March 13, 2018

    My lips are perpetually dry! These are great tips! I really need to get those Patchology Flashpatches!

    • Sharon Wu
      March 14, 2018

      Thanks Deborah, I’m glad you like these tips! Hope they help! xx

  • Susanne - Bag at you
    March 13, 2018

    Ahh best tips ever!! Always need new products to try to keep my lips smooth! Thanks for sharing! Xx Susanne – http://bagatyou.com

    • Sharon Wu
      March 14, 2018

      Thank you Susanne! So sweet of you xx

  • Cindy Elena
    March 13, 2018

    Oh I’ve always wanted to try those lippy masks they seem amazing! Thanks for your tips, babe!

    xo | Cindy Elena

    • Sharon Wu
      March 14, 2018

      They are incredible – definitely recommend trying them!

  • bonjourchiara
    March 13, 2018

    Tell me about dry lips!! I’m constantly under AC so this is my problem n.1!!xx
    http://www.bonjourchiara.com

    • Sharon Wu
      March 14, 2018

      Ahhh I know that feeling living in the desert going from AC to AC lol

  • Kait Elizabeth
    March 14, 2018

    I wrote about this recently too! Fantastic tips and products. Hugs, Kait
    http://www.baskinginburgundy.com

    • Sharon Wu
      March 15, 2018

      Ahh yay! Great minds think alike πŸ˜‰

  • Jenn Hanft
    March 17, 2018

    OMG I have most of the items you listed haha! I personally love Burt’s Bees lip scrub too especially because the honey crystals dissolve on your lips! You should totally check out their overnight hydration treatment! It’s amaaazing! We should have done these patchology lib masks! I have a pack at home and they’re so fun to use. I feel like I have to definitely keep my lips moisturized with the cold here. This post will come in handy for your stay here! HAHA xx can’t wait!

    (PS I like the new formatting of your site!!!)

    With love, Jenn
    https://jubilantdose.com

    • Sharon Wu
      March 18, 2018

      Hahaha next time we see each other we need to do lip masks! As you said, I’m sure that my lips will need all the love when I go to New York next month πŸ˜‰ xo

  • I’ve used those lip masks from patchology and I love them! They make my lips so soft!

    xo
    Sami
    The Classic Brunette

  • Denise Kokinis
    March 19, 2018

    I used to only use the eye patches, and then received the lip patches and I am in love with them! I love how well they moisturize my lips, and they feel so good on!

    Denise | Fashion Love Letters

    • Sharon Wu
      March 19, 2018

      They are so good! I’m glad they work well for you too. xx

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