Just when you thought lip balm season was over... came this summer heat wave, right? Did you know that sun exposure and excessive heat can cause dry, chapped lips too? And to think you’ve been wondering why your lipsticks have been cracking and crumbling! We always neglect our lips and subject them to those matte lipsticks that cause more harm than good in the long run. Dry, cracked, chapped lips are a big no-no, right? If you want your pout to be soft as a baby’s bottom, check out our all-time favourite lip hacks! We rounded up some of our most loved lip products for ultra-soft, kiss ready lips all through summer!
1. A lip scrub
Sweet and delicious, you will literally want to eat this up! Made with granulated sugar to give you gentle exfoliation, leaving you with soft, smooth lips. No one wants dry, flaky lips, after all. The same rule of exfoliation applies to your lips, to rid them of any dry cracked skin use a lip scrub regularly and make sure to use lip care products that will hydrate and nourish your lips. Use a scrub upto 3 times a week to ensure your lips are not flaking and always ready to rock that liquid lipstick!
POPxo Recommends: Milani Keep It Sweet Sugar Lip Scrub
This lip conditioner from M.A.C is the perfect base for your lip liner and lipsticks. If you absolutely must apply a liquid lipstick, use this nourishing balm as a base. This will lock in moisture, giving your lips a subtle sheen while also fighting dryness caused by your lipstick.
Nothing better than a mango-scented balm in summer, right? This lip balm has antioxidants, Vitamin E, and humectants like squalene to soften and hydrate your lips. It leaves your lips feeling super soft and shiny! If you’re applying a matte lipstick, use this as a base or even as a lip topper. It’s got a shine like no other lip balm I’ve ever seen.
Who said oil was only for your skin and hair? This NYX lip product is a hybrid between a lip balm and an oil. It's enriched with a unique blend of almond, avocado, rosehip, and jojoba oils topped with a light vanilla scent. It will leave your lips feeling super hydrated and shiny!
POPxo Recommends: NYX Professional Makeup #THISISEVERYTHING Lip Oil
If you’re looking for a solid lip balm that’s travel-friendly and fuss-free, lives up to its claims, you need to check out this one. It’s perfect for all seasons and it has argan oil. If you’ve ever used argan oil on your scalp and hair, you know it's magical!
POPxo Recommends: The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Solid Oil Lip Balm
Too lazy to make an effort during the day? No problem! This lip mask will fix everything while you hit snooze. It’s one of my best buys to date. While availability may be an issue, pick it up when you travel or look out for a good deal on Amazon! The Laneige lip sleeping mask is thick and creamy and will leave your lips feeling super soft in the morning! Totally worth the splurge, promise!