Valentine’s Day is this Saturday. Are your lips ready to pucker up? If the bitter cold has left you with a dry, chapped pout, you’re not alone. The delicate skin on lips is especially susceptible to the harsh winter elements, which means some extra TLC might be required before the romantic day. Not sure where to begin? Follow our trusty guide below for all of the tips and products you’ll need for smooth, kissable lips.
Sara Happ the Lip Scrub
nordstrom.com) not only smells delicious, but it also banishes dry, flaky skin. As dead cells are gently sloughed away, your lips will benefit from the nourishing blend of jojoba and grapeseed oils.
Charlotte Tilbury Lip Magic Rejuvenating Lip Balm
Park Avenue Skin Solutions. “The goal to healing chapped lips is to lock in moisture.” We recommend makeup guru Charlotte Tilbury’s Lip Magic ($35; nordstrom.com). Along with anti-aging properties, it contains propolis (a resinous elixir created by honeybees) to defend and strengthen delicate skin.
Bite Beauty 5 Night Fix for Lips
sephora.com) will help you recover in time for the big day. The routine begins with an application of the brand's Whipped Cherry Scrub Stick to buff away dead skin, followed by their Agave Lip Mask, which boasts ingredients like organic agave nectar and vanilla extract, to soften your pout while you sleep.
Ardency Inn Modster Lip Balm & Primer
ardencyinnstore.com) provides moisture along with loads of staying power, which means you won’t have to worry about any feathering or fading come date night. While the green tint might seem strange at first, it actually neutralizes redness in the lips so your lipstick will be true to color. Plus, the cool, minty scent will leave you with fresh breath.
Jane Iredale Just Kissed Lip Plumper
nordstrom.com). Aside from the brand being Anna Kendrick's latest beauty obsession, the formula softens lips with a blend of spearmint and peppermint oils, ginger root extract, and shea butter. And for those of us who aren't Angelina Jolie, it also stimulates collagen, leaving you with a naturally fuller pout that will last for hours.
Restylane Silk Injectable Lip Treatment
restylanesilk.com to learn more.