For lip care I exclusively use these two products. My lips get dry very easily and in winter they’re a nightmare. I’ve owned a truck load of lip balms and most seem to do nothing to my lips other than sit there making my lips feel sticky or greasy. Some even seem to make my lips worse than they were.
The only lip balm that’s ever worked on me is this Neutrogena Norwegian Formula lip balm with SPF 20. It moisturises and protects my lips. When my lips are dry in the evening, if I apply this before going to sleep, I wake up with my lips well moisturised.
In winter, my lips tend to get flaky. This is a chronic problem for me and sometimes, no matter how much moisture I attempt to put on them, I still get flaky lips. Especially since I live in the UK — winters are cold and I walk to work in cold wind, rain and snow.
Until less than a year ago, my remedy for treating flaky lips has been applying vaseline to my lips and scrubbing with either a toothbrush or a damp face cloth. Another alternative was using a sugar scrub, possibly mixed with vaseline and scrubbing off the flaky skin in that way. The problem I find with both of these methods is that sometimes, when the flaky skin comes off it peels some healthy skin with it. Painful and unattractive.
The Etre Belle Liplift peel is a very gentle chemical peel that softens the flaky skin and detaches it from the healthy skin. I apply it generously over the areas on my lips where they need it and after a minute, I wipe it off with a wet face cloth. No harsh physical scrubbing.
A few months ago I published a video on my youtube channel with a demo of how the Etre Belle Liplift peel works. You can check it out here.
A few things to keep in mind with this product are that since it’s a chemical peel, ensure that you rinse this off thoroughly with warm water. It’s also good to apply some lip balm after to keep the new skin (or the skin that was under the flaky skin) moisturised. This product has sincerely changed my life. No more flaky lips for me!
What are your favourite lip care products?