5 Tips to Prevent Dry Lips & Skin

Sponsored Post: Today I’m partnering with Vaseline Lip Therapy to share some tips and tricks to prevent dry lips and skin this winter. All opinions about the products are my own. :)

Winter is tough on my lips and skin. When the weather starts cooling down, it means that I need to be sure to have an arsenal of lip balms packed in every bag and available in my desk drawer at work and at home. While I technically have dry lips and skin year-round, it’s especially unbearable at this time of year.

That’s just one of many reasons why I was so excited to find out that Target now carries the newly launched Vaseline Lip Therapy Tins. These were formally only available in the UK, but you can now happily add them to your cart on your next (inevitable) Target run. What I love is the simple ingredients and how these truly lock in hydration. I keep one on my desk at home, at work, and on my nightstand to be sure to keep my lips protected all night long. I thought I would also share a few tips I’ve picked up over the years to keep my lips from being terribly chapped in the winter months and to treat other dry skin issues.

Tips to Prevent Dry Lips // Vaseline Lip Therapy // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Style Blog

5 Tips to Prevent Dry Lips & Skin

1. Hydration, hydration, hydration

Did I mention hydration? I can always tell when I haven’t drunk enough water because my lips are dry, and my mouth tastes like the desert. Be sure to drink those 6-8 glasses of water a day, and more if you’re adding coffee to the mix!

Tips to Prevent Dry Cracked Lips // Vaseline Lip Therapy Tins // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Style Blog

2. Lock in hydration

Once you’ve drunk all that water, make sure you’re locking in the hydration and protecting your lips from losing it with your Vaseline Lip Therapy Tin of choice! All of the flavors are wonderful, but I particularly love the Original because it has no scent, taste, or color. I also use this under all other lip products, especially those that are drying like matte lipsticks or long wearing lip colors.

Tips to Prevent Dry Skin // Vasline as Cuticle Balm // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Style Blog

3. Don’t forget the details

Think outside the box when it comes to protecting your skin and use your lip balm on more than just your lips! I’ve used Vaseline on dry patches for years – from dry spots under the eyes to cuticles and nail beds, to my elbows. If you notice a dry patch on your face during the day, you can put some of the Vaseline Lip Therapy on it too. Vaseline is non-comedogenic which means it won’t clog pores, and is hypo-allergenic and non-irritating.

What's in my Bag // Vaseline Lip Therapy Tins // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Style Blog

4. Avoid Overheating

And by that, I do not mean don’t exercise! I mean watching the temperature of the showers and the heaters in your house and car. They always do a number on my skin and lips if I’m not careful, so be sure not to crank it too high. If you do, be sure to up your water intake and apply your Vaseline Lip Therapy diligently. ;)

How to Prevent Dry Lips in Winter // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Style Blog

5. Don’t Pick or Lick

Sounds gross, but I’ll often catch myself mindlessly chewing or picking at my lips. Don’t be like me! Picking only increases the likelihood of bad bacteria getting into any tears you create, and licking your lips only further dehydrates your lip skin! These bad habits are probably the worst thing you can do to your lips, so instead of picking, if you notice a dry patch apply your Lip Therapy instead!

Prevent Dr Lips with Vaseline Lip Therapy Tins // Hello Rigby Seattle Beauty & Style Blog

While dry lips and skin can be a huge pain in the winter, finding a product that is multipurpose and keeps you hydrated is a must. You can find the new Vaseline Lip Therapy Tins at your local Target store or online.

What are your tips and tricks for preventing winter from making your lips and skin dry? Any Vaseline hacks I should try out? I’d love to hear your suggestions in the comments!


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35 thoughts on “5 Tips to Prevent Dry Lips & Skin

  1. Steff

    I just recently started using a little Vaseline to remove stubborn eye makeup (especially liquid eyeliner and waterproof mascara). It’s a much more afforable alternative to many cleansing oils in a pinch! I also love using it as a very thin moisturizing face mask before bed on top of my regular moisturizer to really seal it in when my skin is extra parched :)

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  2. Marly

    Vaseline is one of my products of choice to treat dry lips during these harsh winter months. I am constantly struggling to fight dryness. I follow all the tips you shared and need to grab one of these cute Vaseline tins. I have the big old jar that’s not nearly as easy to carry.
    Marly
    http://www.GirlyLove.org

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  3. Sara

    I seriously get the WORST dry skin in winter. It’s not my lips so much as my hands… I hope that this Vaseline keeps your lips nice and moisturized all winter long!

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  4. Elana

    I definitely need these tips. My lips have been so dry this winter! I should start putting something like this on right before bed!

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  5. Ashley

    I always use vaseline before bed, but haven’t tried the new lip therapy balms!! Definitely going to pick one up next time I am at the store!

    xo Ashley

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  6. Kayla

    Ahh thank you for all of these tips! I always have dry lips and skin during the winter. Definitely need to keep these in mind (and pick up some vaseline!)

    Kayla | kaylablogs.com

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  7. Autumn

    I love your disclosure webpage and how you put everything together like that! I definitely plan on making a separate page beyond just disclosing at the top of the page. Looks awesome!

    I am bad at biting my lips too…wah wah wah!! Looks like I need to get some of this stuff :)

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