beauty mark: lip balms

the best lip balms to keep you feeling rosy.

photographed by alexander wagner

Winter is rough, but it's particularly hard on your lips. Because the skin on your mouth is super thin, it's more vulnerable to the elements than the rest of your face. Add to that the bad habit of licking your lips, and you've got the makings for a dry, cracked, flaky situation. If you've already reached that point or want to avoid it, check out some of my favorite lip treatments.

And forget what you've heard about balm addiction because it's a straight up lie. Regular usage won't turn you into a junkie, but it can help prevent any of that aforementioned nastiness.