Published on February 2, 2017
Whether you have an entire, involved skin-care routine or just stick to the basics, are you doing something for your lips? Especially if they're regularly chapped or simply feel dehydrated, you may need more than a simple balm to keep your lips hydrated and protected. So just like you might use an exfoliator, mask, serum, and moisturizer on the rest of your face, you can use these same types of products to perfect your pout.
And sure, maybe that sounds like a little bit much— do your lips really need a four-step regimen? But if you feel like you keep having to pick at your lips (which can actually make your dryness worse and create a cycle of long-term harm) or your lipstick isn't applying as smoothly as it used to, perhaps it's time to give your puckers a little TLC. After all, when your lips are properly cared for, you won't have to slather on a balm every two minutes. So whether you need to smooth, hydrate, or plump your lips, try adding a couple of lip-care products to your skin-care routine. Here are 12 to mix and match to keep your lips looking healthy and your lipstick gliding on seamlessly: