Lip Service: 5 Balms for Summer
Update your beauty routines this season, with a few new additions that protect and perfect that pout.
The sun is out and its time to get proactive in adapting to the climate. As the heat takes over your skin starts to react and the last thing you want is something on your face and lips that is too cakey, or worse, too drying.
The weather may not be ideal but you can still enjoy summer with these products. Promising to hydrate and sooth dry lips, is the Intense Therapy Lip Balm by Jack Black. Offering protection from UV rays — your lips need protection too you know— the brand has expanded its range to include lemon and shea butter. Speaking of UV rays, those who can’t bear to bring themselves to go without some color, should try out the Supergoop Shine On Lip Screen SPF 50. To keep lips smooth and shielded from the sun, simply wear it over lipstick or gloss. The one pick on the list that doesn’t have offer SPF protection, is the Sweet Pots Sugar Scrub and Lip Balm by Clinique. Acting as both a beauty treatment and a lip balm, the 2-in-1 pots feature a sugar-smoothing scrub on one side and a sheer, tinted moisturizing balm in summery colors on the other.
While drinking lots of water (make like you’re Marco Rubio) plays a part in keeping the body hydrated, it doesn’t hurt to get some extra help from the likes of Hempz. The brand’s new Yuzu & Starfruit lip balm is packed with hemp seed oil and shea butter and citrus fruit complex. The combination, is sure to keep lips, is pristine condition under the harsh climate. The final piece in the lip-smacking list, is the Island Berry Sunkissed Moisturising Lip Gloss SPF25 by Hawaiian Tropic. Its special formula contains Aloe Vera, Cocoa Butter and Vitamins A, C and E as well as a summery berry flavor.