The outer layer of skin on our lips is much thinner than the skin on the rest of the face. Unlike these other areas, lips don’t produce melanin, the substance which provides natural protection against UV radiation. This makes lips vulnerable to sun damage, causing burning and dehydration resulting in a chapped, damaged texture.
Additionally, our lips don’t produce any natural moisture as they have no oil glands. This means our skin is unable to aid in restoring UV-induced dehydrated lips. When looking for the best lip plumper it’s important to look for products containing hydrating vitamins and volume boosting ingredients that help restore moisture and achieve visibly fuller results.
Formulated especially to improve volume and appearance of lips. Our clinically proven lip enhancers are great alternatives to cosmetic surgery. The key ingredients are what mainly separates clinically approved lip care from traditional methods. Replacing home remedies with proven peptides and hyaluronic acids results in a safer and more reliable treatment.Mene & Moy Yellow Peel Balm | A two-phase treatment that helps recover, moisturise and restore lips without the use of injections. This balm is perfect for those wanting to repair partially damaged lips, containing additional anti-ageing benefits to smooth wrinkles surrounding lips. Comes with an SPF induced barrier lip protector that defends lips against UV exposure and environmental stressors.Transformulas Lip Volume | A cosmeceutical lip plumper that contains a clinically proven cocktail of ultra hydrating and plumping ingredients. These work together to stimulate the regeneration of skin tissue, boosting collagen to give a gorgeous fuller effect. With regular use, lips are maximised up to 40% bigger. Also available in a Voluptuous range that is formulated with powerful lip plumping peptides to help boost volume, enhance lip shape and combines key moisturising ingredients resulting in softer, defined lips.
Traditional Lip Care
One of the oldest traditional lip care remedies is creating a sugar scrub; consisting of petroleum jelly and a teaspoon of sugar mixed together and stored in a cool place away from sun light. Similarly, another method involves crushing a fresh strawberry and mixing the crushed substance with sugar to apply on your lips before the grains dissolved.These two methods are used to recreate an exfoliating effect, removing dead skin from the lips whilst keeping the lips hydrated. Although cheap, both remedies haven’t shown any significant results and a home-made exfoliator is more likely to further damage the lips thinner epidermis.
Our recommendation: stick to clinically proven lip care. It is far safer than any traditional method that risks damaging your lips. Best of all they are backed up with clinically tested ingredients that are proven to work.
General FAQ about Chapped Lips
What causes chapped lips?
Lips don’t contain oil glands like other parts of the skin. This means lips are more susceptible to drying out and becoming chapped (dry). The main cause is a lack of moisture which is usually weather-induced or related to a lack of self-care.
Is Vaseline good for chapped lips?
Vaseline is a name brand of petroleum jelly, an occlusive emollient that is recommended for the treatment of chapped lips. This product benefits your skin by helping it to retain more moisture and repair itself.
What ingredients heal chapped lips?
When looking for the best products to use on chapped lips, dermatologists recommend lip care containing castor seed oil, hemp seed oil, mineral oil, petrolatum, shea butter, petroleum jelly and sun protective ingredients.
How to keep my lips hydrated?
Continued use of lip balms, lip masks and lip sticks with hydrating ingredients will always help retain moisture. It is also best to keep refreshed and hydrated by drinking water.