So, here we are at that wonderfully wintery time of year.
Personally I have a love hate relationship with this season, I adore winter fashion, layering up clothes and pulling out those well loved boots are some of my favourite things, but what this climate does to my skin is I find hard to deal with.
Lets start with the most exposed part of our skin, those lips! Now, unless you plan on wearing a balaclava all winter, its going to be hard to avoid exposing them to the elements.
As always, I like to back up anything I advise with a little fact (disclaimer: I'm obviously not a dermatologist, everything I talk about is from my own experience)
Fun Fact time: The skin on your lips is only up to 5 layers deep, compared to our face and bodies which have up to 5 times that. This is why our lips chap and bleed so easily! You've probably never paid attention to this, but your lips don't sweat, and nor do they produce their own sebum (basically oils) without this, our lips dry out quicker.
Queue the lip products, in my opinion a lot of these products can lead to what I like to call product addiction, which is basically when they have ingredients which actually irritate your skin and make you feel like you need the product when you stop using it (*Ahem Carmex*)
But there are some products which just put a bit of a barrier on the lips to lock in what moisture they do have! And they all live happily in my make up drawer, here they are....