How To Cure Dry Lips

Now that the fall season is rolling in, its important to stock up on your favourite chap-stick. Cracked, dry lips simply do not look good with liquid lipstick so we'll want to maintain a smooth base for the drier months. Today I'm sharing with you how to cure dry lips.


The first step of course is to make sure you polish off the dry skin on the surface. Your skin cells regenerate on a daily basis so there is always new skin trying to make its way to the surface. You'll want to take off the dry skin using a gentle exfoliator. For the face, I am a huge advocate for chemical exfoliants but where the lips are concerned you might want to stay away from that as the skin on your lips is quite thin and delicate.

Sugar Lip Scrub

An all natural candy-like lips scrub that is gentle on the lips and the environment. The best part is, it only has 5 ingredients!

Bubblegum Lip Scrub from LUSH. It retails for $10.95 CAD.

Extra Nourishment

This scrub comes in 6 types. Not only does it give your skin a nice polish, but it also moisturizes the lips with Vitamin E, Shea Butter, Avocado, Grape and Jojoba Oils.

Lip Exfoliator from ELF, $3.00 CAD.

DIY lip scrub

DIY Lip Scrub

If your DIY senses are tingling, then you can make your own at home. Check out this awesome 2 ingredient Simple Sugar Lip-scrub DIY.

Follow the recipe for a simple batch and mix in your favourite additives to customize to your liking.

  • Your tooth brush can also make a great, inexpensive exfoliator for your lips also. Just dip some into your scrub of choice and gently massage your lips. They will be super soft and plump. 

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After exfoliating, you'll want to make sure you lock in moisture so they don't dry out again, and become cracked. Now I am not simply talking about a lip balms or gloss, I mean an actual lip treatment. For years I have been on the fence about these because it just seemed like a waste of time. But I actually bit the bullet and bought a lip treatment. To say I noticed a difference immediately would be an understatement. After exfoliating, your lips feels smooth but quickly get dry. No amount of lip balm can curb that dryness without a little extra help. 

Hanalei Lip Treatment

Lip Treatment

Made with Hawaiian kukui nut oil and shea butter, agave, and grape seed oil, this treatment soothes, and protects against free radical damage. It leaves your lips feeling buttery smooth.

Hanalei Lip Treatment $21.60 CAD


Laniege Lip Sleeping Mask

This sweet, berry lip mask mask works while you sleep. Wake up to shiny, plump, smooth lips, a lip makeover in just 8 hours.

Laneige Sleeping Lip Mask $28.88 CAD