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Beauty masterclass

Lip therapy

Quick-fire tips to help keep your pout perfect

DO Use a balm containing petroleum or beeswax to create a barrier that helps seal in moisture. We like Burt’s Bees Beeswax Lip Balm*, £3.99/399 points.

 

DON’T Pick dry patches, as it can make lips bleed. Irritating the skin around your mouth may also spark a cold sore if you’re prone.

 

DO Remember SPF throughout the year, as with skincare. If you’re going to be outdoors, wear a balm with at least SPF15 – try No7 Lovely Lips Lip Balm SPF15*, £4.50/450 points.

 

DON’T Lick cracked lips – this will only make them drier when your saliva evaporates.

 

DO Cover your lips with a scarf when you’re outside in winter to shield against cold air and help prevent dryness.

 

DON’T Forget a pop of colour – we love Yves Saint Laurent Volupté Tint-In Balm in No9*, £28/2,800 points.

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‘Keep sore and flaky lips clear of your shampoo and cleanser while showering to avoid further drying,’ advises Kirsten Carriol, founder of skincare brand Lano. ‘Afterwards, gently rub them with a towel to buff away skin that’s already loose.’

4 STEPS TO HELP KEEP YOU KISSABLE

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STEP 1 Remove lipstick before bed with Clinique Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips*, £17/1,700 points (125ml).

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STEP 2 Treat lips to New Clinique Pep-Start Pout Restoring Night Mask*, £16/1,600 points (10ml). Layer on at night to help fill lines and plump skin. Genius.

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STEP 3 Exfoliate with Lanolips Lemonaid Lip Treatment, £8.99/899 points (12.5ml), twice a week, or when you notice lipstick isn’t sitting correctly. The grain-free gloss zaps dryness without scrubbing.

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STEP 4 Moisturise the next day with Eucerin Dry Skin Intensive Lip Balm, £6/600 points (10ml). It helps to reduce redness around lips caused by dryness.

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DID YOU KNOW?

‘Lips don’t have sebaceous (oil) glands,’ explains Kirsten. ‘They’re very sensitive and require extra care. Even just licking them can make them dry.’

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*Available in selected stores.

Words Abbie-Joelle Skliarsky Photography Florian Sommet/Trunk Archive

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