Serious soothing for chapped lips
While I am ever-so-grateful to have the flu behind me, I simply cannot believe the effect it had on my skin. Once I felt well enough to get back to my skincare routine, I was faced with quite a challenge: What to do with my bumpy, sensitive mess of a complexion. I attempted to tackle the problem with Blaq’s Peel Off Mask thinking the charcoal would suck all of the toxins out of my pores, but the action of removing it left my skin red and aggravated. Fortunately, I had Eau Thermale Avene’s Soothing Sheet Mask to calm things down, but after that I had literally run out of energy and had to call it a night.
My skin seemed to be somewhat back on track the following morning, but my lips are another story. They are beyond dry and so flaky that I could actually pick away sizable patches (but I won’t out of fear of being left with an even bigger mess). The various lip balms I have scattered around the house haven’t been able to smooth things over, so I think it’s time to call in the big guns—in this case, Dr. Barbara Sturm’s new Lip Balm. Packed with plant-based oils, butter and waxes (think lanolin, beeswax, shea butter, avocado oil, cocoa seed butter, coconut oil and sunflower seed oil), just writing about these ingredients makes my lips feel a little more comfortable. You’ll also find vitamin E for antioxidant protection to prevent environmental assaults from making matters worse.
Yes, $55 may seem like a steep price to pay for a lip balm, but if it makes you feel any better, you can also use this soothing salve on dry cuticles—and it also adds sheen to cheekbones, brow bones, eyelids and any other spots you usually use highlighter.
Now if you’ll excuse me, I have to see if my local Saks or Neiman’s carries Dr. Sturm so I can (hopefully) run to the mall and get one STAT.