dry lip repair

Peeling and chapped lips are a given at this time of the year. Extreme weather, low humidity and the age-old excuse of not drinking enough water are all to blame for flaky lips, plus licking your lips too often (true fact!) Often the old-school salves just don’t cut it.

Enter, “lip-basting”, the new dry lip hack which is trending on TikTok, and for good reason. The trick works by layering a chemical exfoliant on your lips followed by basting them (like you would your Christmas turkey) in moisturiser and leaving them overnight.

Whether you’re an obsessive lip oil user with countless glosses and balms buried at the bottom of your handbag, or simply prone to dry, peeling lips that need a quick fix to repair, hydrate, nourish and comfort, “Lip- basting” is the way to go…


The best lip repair products worth trying

Slough Away Flakes

A lip scrub is your first step to removing peeling skin and resetting your entire lip area.


Mask It

A lip mask (yes, that’s a thing!) will drip feed moisture into your lips while you’re sound asleep and often plump up your pout come morning.


Hydrate and Nourish

Now that the skin on your lips is prepped and smoothed, dig out one of your umpteen lip balms and go wild! Look for intense moisturisers such as shea butter and Vitamin E- based formulas to keep your hydration levels high. More is more.


This honey-infused non-sticky lip oil, conditions, plumps and deeply moisturises parched lips. And we’re totally in love with the Instagrammable packaging.

Top tip: avoid licking, biting, and picking at your lips. It’s natural to want to lick your lips when they’re feeling dry, but ironically your saliva will worsen the problem. As saliva evaporates, your lips become even drier.


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