Why Are My Lips So Dry?

Girl applying tinted lip balm to dry lips.

We all know that dry lips can be sore and irritating, especially in the cooler months. We take a look at what causes dry lips, how to treat them and the best lip balm to use to nourish them and restore them back to full hydration. 

What causes dry lips?

We get dry lips because unlike the rest of our skin, our lips don’t have oil glands, which help to keep our skin hydrated and moisturised. They’re therefore more susceptible to dryness and cracking. 

Dry lips can be caused by a number of factors but the most common are the weather and excessive lip-licking. In cooler temperatures, the lack of humidity in the air can cause our lips to crack and feel sore. Sometimes, when our lips begin to feel sore, we lick them, which actually only worsens them and makes them drier. 

How to get rid of dry lips

Luckily, dry lips can usually be treated very easily. The most important thing to remember is that you need to restore the moisture. Regularly applying lip balm throughout the day or when your lips feel sore can help to hydrate and replenish them. Therefore, make sure to choose a lip balm that will protect your lips from dryness and moisturise them back to full hydration. Our Matcha & Honey Lip Balm rejuvenates and replenishes lips. With coconut oil to soften the skin and beeswax to shield from dryness, lips are left feeling nourished, soft and smooth. 

Too much sun exposure can have the same damaging effect. Applying a lip balm with SPF protects your lips from sun damage while keeping them nourished. Our All-Weather SPF 15 Moisturising Lip Balm ensures your lips are moisturised, soft and protected from the sun throughout all seasons. 

How does lip balm work?

Lip balm is made up of a combination of waxes and oils. These ingredients form a seal over the skin which helps to protect it. The wax creates a barrier which locks in moisture, preventing dryness 

Our Beeswax Lip Balm is an all-natural balm with Vitamin E that conditions and nourishes the skin. With beeswax to lock in hydration, your lips will be left feeling beautifully soft and smooth.