Guest post by Anna De Leon of Peppered In Style

Winter can wreak havoc on our hair, skin, nails and out lips. The dry, cold really knows how to suck the moisture out of anything. As someone who already suffers from dry skin no matter the time of year, I can tell you that my lips suffer the most in the winter. 

As a blogger and influencer, I research and test a lot of skincare products so I know which work best and have brought results for me. So, here are my tips and solution on how to soften chapped lips, because no one wants to kiss sand paper. 


A lot of people don’t know or have never thought of exfoliating their lips. Just like exfoliating your skin can help get rid of dead skin cells, applying this method to your lips has the same effect and is key. 

My favorite lip scrub is Whish Pink Champagne Lip Scrub. You only need a tiny bit to get the job done. Rub a small amount all over and around your lips, going over the edges as well. Scrub as much as you can until you feel that most or all of the dead skin is gone. 

Other lip suggestions are HERE and HERE.

Evening Serum/Mask

Again, you are treating your lips the same way you would treat your skin. A lip mask can inject ingredients that the lips need to help cell turnover and rejuvenate them. 

I use Rodan + Fields Redefine Lip Renewing Serum. It is not technically a mask but I use it as a mask before bedtime and leave it on to absorb overnight. The serum is inside tiny little capsules, but don’t let the size of the capsule fool you, there’s plenty of serum in each for a couple of uses.

Other Lip Serums are HERE and HERE. Lip Mask suggestions are HERE and HERE.


Not all lip balms are made equal. In fact, I’ve tried a few that feel like they dry my lips even more. My theory is that they make them like that so that you apply more of it and keep buying more often. If you have a lip balm that you feel like you have to use a gazillion times a day, throw it out! 

My absolute favorite is Whish Lip Balm in Watermelon. Not only does this lip balm help keep my lips moisturize for a lot longer than any other, but it smells (and tastes, but I don’t suggest eating it) amazing.

Other long-lasting favorites are HERE, HERE, HERE and HERE.

Follow these steps any time you have chapped lips or to help prevent chapped lips. Depending on the severity, you may need to do this a couple of days in a row, but for the most part once or twice a week. 

Now go on and get soft, kissable lips!! 


Anna De Leon
Fashion & Lifestyle Blogger