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By Onicia Muller
Chapped lips are the worst. Not only do they hurt, but they make you appear totally unkissable. Seriously, no one is trying to get up close and personal to the person with questionable lip cuts. Here are our top 3 quick fixes for healing chapped lips.
Hydrate – Heal chapped lips from the inside out
Some of y’all ain’t ready for this conversation, but beauty starts from within. You can’t have flourishing hair, skin, nails, or lips if you’re unhealthy. Our outward appearance is lowkey closely tied to our internal situation. Dehydration is a major cause of dry skin and chapped lips.
So, the first step to healing chapped lips is drinking enough water.
Water not your thing? Add a splash of lemon, lime, or try sparkling water. Pro tip: liquids from fruits, veggies, and food also count towards your daily intake. So, find you a watermelon, apple, melon, or any super juicy fruit to get you started on the journey.
SPECIAL MADE’s collapsible water bottles are made from BPA-free silicone. They also sell in a handy 2-pack.
Yomious’s Borosilicate glass water bottle is another great eco-friendly option because it’s made from single-material parts (bamboo lid, glass bottle, and silicone sleeve).
Moisturize – Heal chapped lips with a protective lip balm
Not every lip product—and for sure not every lip balm—is created equal. Your grandma and ‘em might have been fans of petroleum (Vaseline) but that’s not the wave, beloved. Petroleum is “linked to certain cancers when contaminated with PAHS (polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons), Skin irritant, Allergy trigger, Block pores; increase risk of acne”. (BLK+GRN) So, treat your lips to moisturizing lip care products made with better-for-you ingredients.
ASE Beauty’s Clean Kisses Lip Mask is made with hyaluronic acid, jojoba oil, and shea butter.
All Moi Multipurpose Balm contains cocoa butter and vitamins A, C, and E to protect skin and improve its texture.
R&R Luxury Lip Butter combines lavender and peppermint essential oils to soothe, repair, and relax dry lips.
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Exfoliate – Heal chapped lips by gently removing dry flakes
Exfoliation is at the start of every good lip care routine. This step is all about getting rid of dead skin cells, oil, or other impurities that may have built up on your skin over time. Sometimes the best way forward is starting over. Like doing a big chop on severely damaged hair, gentle exfoliation is a great way to reset your lips.
ASE Beauty’s Clean Kisses Lip Scrubs come in 4 delicious flavors that exfoliate and condition your lips.
HunnyBunny’s Lemon Sugar Scrub is a gentle sugar scrub that exfoliates, rejuvenates, and invigorates to leave your skin feeling oh-so fresh and smooth.
Onicia Muller is a writer, comedian, and clean beauty enthusiast. She currently serves as Culture Editor at ASE Beauty, a clean beauty lifestyle brand for women of color. Enjoy more beauty tutorials on Onicia’s YouTube or ASE Beauty’s Instagram.
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