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Here is how you can break up with your chapped winter lips for good

The easiest breakup you'll ever experience.
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In summer, our lips look luscious, kissable, red and glossy, but come winter, they are shrivelled disappointments that need some extra love to be brought back from the dead.

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There is a lot that can be done to revive flaky, rough and dehydrated winter lips, which is a relief because the whole ordeal can actually be, at its worst, quite painful.

Chapped lips can get in the way of a bold bomb lipstick look, a passionate kiss and worst of all, your confidence. 

According to Healthline lips don’t have oil glands, which makes them more prone to dryness and as a result, they become chapped. 

Most people are aware that the weather, lip-licking and poor health are major factor’s that cause flaky lips. 

But other lesser-known contributors include vitamin A, malnutrition and some medications. 

However, all is not lost as there are plenty of tips and tricks to nourish your lips. 

The best tips to treat dry lips and beat the flake.

Lip Scrub

Invest in a lip scrub and use it one to two times a week or as needed.

This will remove dead skin that’s clutching to your lips, and the smooth surface left behind will be a great base to apply your moisturising products.

TIP: if you don’t have a lip scrub on hand, you can gently use a toothbrush or towel instead.

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Frank Body Lip Scrub, $14.95 from Mecca. 

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Frank Body Cherry Bomb Lip Scrub, $14.95 from Mecca. 

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Morphe 2 Prep Polish Lip Scrub, $12.00 from Mecca. 

Lip Balm

There are plenty of lip balms on the market, but for the best results, make sure the product includes SPF in its serum and that it’s been approved by dermatologists.

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Dermal Therapy Lip Balm, $6.49 from Priceline. 

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QV Face Lip Balm with SPF 30+, $3.69 from Chemist Warehouse. 

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Vaseline Petroleum Jelly Lip Calm Tin Rosy Lips, $4.99 from Priceline. 

Overnight Mask

An overnight lip mask is the most powerful lip treatment you can invest in for some intense hydration.

Feel free to use it every night or even during the day if you don’t mind having a thick layer of product on your lips.

Good lip masks will lock in hydration and create a barrier to prevent moisture loss throughout the day.

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Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Lip Repair Balm, $30.00 from Mecca. 

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Tatcha The Kissu Lip Mask, $43.00 from Mecca. 

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Milk Makeup Melatonin Overnight Lip Mask, $34.00 from Sephora. 

Rosehip Oil

Rosehip oil is a lesser-known trick to infuse real moisture back into your lips, although it works best when layered under a lip balm.

The serum sinks into the skin and creates a supple effect that feels luxurious, and it’s a big game-changer.

TIP: After you have used your lip scrub, pat down your lips, then massage in a drop of rosehip oil and finish your routine with an overnight mask.

We promise you will wake up with bee-stung like lips.

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Trilogy Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, $25.99 from Priceline. 

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The Ordinary 100% Organic Cold-Pressed Rose Hip Seed Oil, $18.90 from Priceline. 

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A’Kin Certified Organic Rosehip Oil, $16.99 from Priceline. 

Humidifier 

Besides being a fab purchase to prevent you from getting sick in winter, a humidifier is also great for your skin.

That’s because humidifiers keep the air hydrated and they counteract the dry winter air, which makes it less likely for your skin to lose moisture throughout the night.

It will be more powerful than any product you can buy because it is literally removing the issue that’s causing your chapped lips in the first place, which is the frosty winter air.

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ECO Bliss Diffuser, $90.00 from The Iconic. 

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Natio Aromatic USB Essential Oil Diffuser, $37.56 from David Jones. 

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