Recommended Products for Chapped Lips
The recent cold spell has not only had a perishing effect, it has also resulted in many of us experiencing a painful condition called Cheilitis, commonly known as ‘chapped lips’. Our bodies become dehydrated when we are exposed to extreme conditions (cold, wind, sun, central heating, air-conditioning etc.), which can lead to dry, cracked and peeling lips. Thankfully there are a number of excellent products on the market which can alleviate and eradicate these symptoms:
Best for Outdoor Wear – Blistex Daily lip Conditioner (€3.57 for 7ml)
Soothing, conditioning and long-lasting, this lip balm is ideal for outdoors. It contains key moisturising ingredients including Vitamin A, Vitamin E, aloe vera and collagen, as well as an SPF15 which will protect your lips from the sun’s harmful rays.
Best for Repairing Extreme Damage– La Roche Posay Ceralip Lip Repair Cream (€15 for 15ml)
Especially formulated for severely dry or sensitive lips, this soothing ointment will gently restore your lips back to full health.
Best Natural Product – Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm (€3.95 for 8.5g)
Made purely from natural products (including lanolin, sunflower oil and coconut oil) this non-greasy formula offers instant relief to damaged lips. It also contains peppermint oil which gives a refreshing minty scent and tingling feeling!
Best for Preventing Damage – Vaseline Lip Therapy Petroleum Jelly (€1.09 for 20g)
Vaseline Lip Therapy has been used for donkeys’ years as a barrier against harsh elements and is still a market favourite today. With four variations now available – Original, Aloe Vera, Sun Protection and Rosy Lips – you’re bound to find a favourite.
Best All-Rounder – Elizabeth Arden 8-Hour Cream (€30 for 50ml)
Not only does 8-Hour Cream act as an excellent lip salve, it also gives rapid and effective relief to dry skin, abrasions, rashes and burns. Furthermore, it has many cosmetic uses, serving equally well as a lip gloss, highlighting cream, brow gel and lash-thickener!