Chapped lips – they're unattractive and they can be painful. No matter the season, chapped lips are hard to avoid. That's because the skin on your lips is some of the thinnest on your body – up to five times thinner than the rest. Moreover, because lips contain no sweat glands or hair follicles, they aren't protected in the same way as the rest of your body's skin.
Treating and preventing chapped lips can be tricky. They're delicate, which leaves them vulnerable to the environment, as well as our own bad habits, so it may seem like a constant battle keeping them soft and smooth. Summertime is especially harsh on lips. Prolonged exposure to the sun can leave them parched and burnt, and swimming, whether in a pool with chlorine or in a lake, saps them of much-needed moisture. During this time, it's important to treat your lips with products designed to prevent chapping and burning in the first place, so your lips are happy, healthy, and look great when you smile.
The best way to prevent chapped lips in the summer is to avoid the outdoors all together. We understand this just isn't possible when the weather is so nice, so that's why we carry a variety of lip care products designed to protect your lips from the things that deplete them. The Dermalogica, Jane Iredale, Yu-Be, and Baronessa Cali skincare lines all include moisturizing, protecting lip balms to keep lips looking and feeling great, even in the most extreme temperatures and conditions. Containing broad-spectrum sunscreens and hydrating, healing ingredients like vitamin E and aloe, these lip balms are serious chapped-lip preventers.
Don't let chapped lips keep you down. Protect your lips before chapping starts; go ahead and enjoy the weather. This summer, Astonishing Skincare has you and your lips covered.