By Khanak Mehta
We know that by now you must have at least a basic skincare routine in place, along with beard care regimen, too. While all of these are major ticks on your grooming checklist, make sure that you’re not forgetting one key step: Applying lip balm.
The cold, dry winter air can wreak havoc on not just your skin, but your lips, too. After all, the skin on your lips is much thinner than the skin on your face and needs extra-nourishment along with protection.
To make it easier for you, we put together five of our top lip balm picks. These have no colour or tint, and are small, power-packed formulas that are easy to carry in your pocket and reapply throughout the day. Keep reading to know our favourites!
Enriched with shea butter, sunflower seed wax, and olive and castor seed oil, this lip balm delivers on the hydration without a glossy finish. It also has a delicious bubble-gum flavour, which in our books is a pretty good excuse for reapplication!
PSA: Your lips need protection from the sun, too. Thankfully, this balm from The Man Company does double duty by nourishing your lips while protecting them from harmful sunrays. Plus, the vitamin E helps reduce pigmentation over time.
Nivea is one brand we’re sure you’re familiar with – and their cult-favourite lip balm formula, too. This no-nonsense formula enriched with shea butter and panthenol protects your lips and moisturises them for up to 24 hours. Sign us up!
Want a shot of coffee for your lips? coffee-infused lip balm is all you need. This balm doesn’t just heal dry and cracked lips, but also helps reduce pigmentation and makes your lips soft and plump. The list pretty much goes on – need we say more?
Are you partial to a cleaner formula? L'Occitane's Shea Butter lip balm is natural, paraben-free, SLS-free, cruelty-free, mineral oil-free, and dermatologically tested, too. Whew, now that's a long list! What’s not to love?