These Lip Treatments Make Even the Driest of Lips Smooth and Hydrated

We’re all susceptible to dry lips. Especially as the weather gets colder and windier, our lips lack moisture and get more chapped. Habitually licking our lips and a lack of humidity are a couple causes of chapped lips, shares dermatologist Patricia Wexler, MD. She suggests protecting your lips. “It’s easier than treating,” says Wexler. How? For starters, don’t lick lips, which is irritating and dehydrating. Other recommendations include drinking ample amounts of water, exfoliating gently, and lesser-known tips like opting for balms with ingredients like shea butter or coconut oil instead of petroleum jelly.

What’s more, our lips are one of the first areas to show signs of aging shares Charlotte Cho, co-founder of Soko Glam and The Klog. That’s because the skin on our lips is the thinnest skin on our body, even thinner than the skin around our eyes and neck, she explains. To learn how to protect and treat our lips from cracking and peelings, and to learn about anti-aging remedies you can do immediately, keep reading. Ahead, experts share their number one tips for the perfect pout.

What’s your go-to remedy for dry, chapped lips? What steps do you take for anti-aging?