Whether or not you’re prone to dry skin, cold weather wreaks havoc on your extremities, causing them to become cracked, painful, and inflamed. Your lips are particularly affected by cold weather, not only because they’re relatively far from your core, meaning their temperature drops quicker than other body parts, but also because they possess a high proportion of cold-receptive cells. For this reason, if you’re looking to avoid getting dry lips in the cold weather, it’s absolutely vital to make use of a lip balm to ensure you’re protected, and that your lips are getting the necessary hydration.
If you have drier skin and lips, the best lip balm for you will have a high ratio of emollients to other ingredients. These form a protective, moisturising barrier between your skin and the outside world, effectively preventing moisture from escaping your lips. For some, minimalist lip balms with a higher concentration of natural ingredients will be better, as this will help to prevent irritation. For others, however, factors such as SPF will be the most important when considering which SPF to pick up. In this post, we’ve taken you through the best lip balms for dry lips on Mankind.
The Stick Natural Lip Balm from Jack Black is an all natural lip balm which delivers Vitamin C, Cocoa Butter, and Jojoba Oil to protect and nourish the lips, and Peppermint Oil to soothe irritation and freshen breath.
The Lab Series Pro Lip Balm is designed to deliver intense soothing and calming effects, applying easily and without leaving residue. Its matte effect is fantastic for anyone concerned about shine.
The Omorovicza Perfecting Lip Balm revives and nourishes dry lips with its blend of natural ingredients such as Shea Butter and Eucalyptus, as well as Hyaluronic Spheres. Its strong barrier function makes this ideal for anyone concerned about dry batches becoming irritated, as it effectively prevents external aggressors from entering cracked skin, while trapping heat and moisture in the lips.
Vitamin E, Sunflower, Macadamia and Jojoba Oils comprise the moisturising ingredients in the Menaji Lip Balm Agent, naturally emollient components, which create a protective barrier that is gentle to sensitive skin.
The Aesop Protective Lip Balm SPF 30 not only shields your lips from the cold, creating barrier-hydration through the inclusion of Jojoba Oil, but offers UVA and UVB filers that give the balm a Sun Protection Factor of 30. Your lips are especially susceptible to sun damage as areas which are commonly neglected when we are exposed to the sun, and to both ensure your skin is healthy, and to prevent ageing of the skin around the mouth, protecting them against sun damage is vital.
The Anthony Mint and White Tea Lip Balm comes with a unique flavour, SPF 25, makes use of breath-freshening Stevia. Its Matte formulation is perfectly suited to those concerned with avoiding shine.
Baxter’s Hydro Salve Lip Balm combines natural moisturisers and nourishing vitamins to soften and hydrate lips, and comes with a distinctive Mojito Mint flavour.
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