There is absolutely nothing that can make you feel more annoyed than having to wake up with dry, flaky and chapped lips. Even the thought of running your hands through your lips could be terrifying. The drying, the peeling, the painful cracks — just ugh

Which is why it is vital for us girlies to keep a stock of hydrating lip treatment around us all the time. But since there are endless lip treatments and remedies to choose from, ranging from drugstore favourites to boujee and lush inventions, it could be a little tricky to find the perfect ones that suit your lips. 

We at Beauty Insider have done our best to find the best products we can get our hands on at the beauty supplies, all for the sake of some lip TLC. Scroll down to find out more! 

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First, What Causes Dry Lips? 

We can never understand why lips are the most overlooked features when it comes to skincare routines. It is one of the most prominent and noticeable features out of all. Lips, compared to the rest of your body parts, only consist of five layers, while the rest of the skin has up to 16 layers. That’s why the lips can be very sensitive – because they have thin skin layers and require more attention than others. 

Dry lips are often caused by various factors. Let’s just say using the wrong lip products that contain heavy chemicals and fragrances are one of them. Aside from that, excessive lip smacking or lip biting are the most obvious reason behind those dry, chapped lips. 

We get it, whenever your lips tend to feel dry, you can’t stop yourself from licking or picking it. Although this can act as temporary relief, it actually brings more damage to your lips because the moisture that once lays underneath your lips skin is nor evaporating due to you pulling the outer coat off.

Why It’s Important To Use Lip Treatments 

Because of one obvious reason: humid weather. We live in a country where the sun is coming out to play 24/7, 365 days a year. Those UV rays can put your skin’s health at risk, giving you actinic keratosis also known as patches that form up in the area of your face, lips and scalp. So that is why it is extremely important for you to contribute any products that contain SPF onto your beauty routines. This applies to your lips as well. Make sure they’re locked and loaded with an SPF protection.

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How To Heal Dry, Chapped Lips

Apart from staying hydrated with plenty of H2O throughout the day? Taking good care of your lips by preventing yourself from licking it when it gets parched is an easy way to combat this bad habit. Licking and biting can lead to more inflammation, bleeding, rawness, and irritation. 

Apart from drinking enough water throughout the day, take good care of your lips by avoiding anything that removes the outer layer of your lips from its place. In short, please avoid pulling, scratching, or licking your lips. These moves can lead to more irritation, inflammation and worse, bleeding.

Of course, we’d recommend for you to invest some money on some of the best lip treatments you can find online or in-store. And make sure you use them everyday! Just like you never miss cleansing your face, you should also never skip lip treatment. Try to find a lip treatment that is gentle enough for your lips, one that provides total hydration and that can seal moisture back onto those pouts. 

What To Look For In Lip Treatments

Anything with white petrolatum, shea butter, beeswax, and ceramides are good for your lips. These elements are known to provide moisture and restore hydration to a place where it lacks H20. Also, as discussed earlier, anything with SPF is a saviour. Zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are total physical blockers. They help guard your skin against the hot sunny weather before the UV rays can absorb to your skin. In short, find a product that has a total hydration formula. 

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Best Lip Treatments To Invest In

1. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

For a more supple and smooth looking lips, try this Laneige’s Lip Sleeping Mask before you go to bed. They are rich in berry derivatives which are antioxidant remedies, combined with Vitamin C, act as a healing property. You will wake up the next morning with a much fresher lip. 

Why we love it: 

  • Rich with Vitamin C
  • Comes in luscious scents like berry, vanilla, and grapefruit
  • Easy application

Price: RM 75.00

Where to buy: Sephora

2. SUGAR Lip Treatment Sunscreen SPF 15

Check this out, a lip stain plus lip gloss, equal to this best lip treatment ever. This cult-favourite brand comes in 12 bright shades that will not only elevate your looks with its vibrant colours but hydrates your lips with its SPF, leaving a more fuller and lucious looking lips. 

Why we love it: 

  • Best-selling lip treatment
  • Provide protection from radicals
  • Maintain hydration up to 24 hours

Price: RM 103.00

Where to buy: Sephora

3. KIEHL’S CLASSIC Lip Balm #1

Beauty gurus and editors all around the world swear by this lip treatment from Kiehls. Small but mighty. This product is jam packed with powerful elements like aloe vera, vitamin E and squalene. Say hello to a more juicy and kissable pout!

Why we love it: 

  • Coconut scented 
  • Protect lips from the drying effects 
  • Formulated with soothing emollients like Lanolin, Sweet Almond Oil, and Vitamins A & E

Price: RM 39.00

Where to buy: KIEHL’S

4. Burt Bee’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm

This Burt’s Bees lip balm is a classic favourite for a reason, though. They are specially made to treat those suffering with dry, chapped lips. Infused with shea butter and beeswax that are famously known to restore hydration. This affordable lip balm is a must have!

 Why we love it: 

  • Hydrates your lips with a sweet, juicy twist
  • Rich with Shea Butter and Beeswax to soften and smooth your lips
  • Vegan

Price: RM 28.00

Where to buy: Sephora

5. FRANK BODY Shimmer Lip Scrub

Who doesn’t love a good ole’ lip scrub? Infused with coffee seed oil, sugar and natural shimmer, this coffee-smells like lip scrub from Frank Body is perfect to buff away dead skin and flakey skin. Leaving you with the smoothest and softest lips ever. 

Why we love it: 

  • Suitable for any ages
  •  Leaves a subtle iridescent shimmer for lips
  • Free from PEGs, parabens and phthalates

Price: RM 56.00

Where to buy: Sephora

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