Lip Care Routine to Repair Dry Lips

Sophia D'Urso

Global Consumer Experience

3 min read

Expert Advice

Read our step-by-step lip care guide to repair the look of dry, flaky lips. This 4-step routine features a gentle lip scrub, hydrating lip serum, moisturizing lip balm, and nourishing overnight lip mask.

Lip Care Routine

Curious how to keep your lips hydrated, nourished, and extra-plump all year round? Our beauty experts have compiled a few tips to help with your lip care journey. Chapped lips are a universal concern, especially during the cold winter weather months when there is less moisture in the air. However, seasonal weather changes are not the only reason for dehydrated lips. The lack of protection against the environment can lead to dry, flaky lips even in the summer. Daily hydration is the key to luscious lips that last.

To stay one step ahead of chapped lips, incorporate lip care into your daily routine.

What are the benefits of daily lip care?

Using lip balms, lip serums, and lip exfoliators will help to deeply moisturize your lips while securing lasting hydration, smooth texture, and soft lips.

What does daily lip care look like?

A lip routine is just as important as a skincare routine, but it can be hard to find the perfect one that works for your lips. Here’s our favorite lip care routine to help you prevent dry lips and reveal your best pout.

Step 1: Gently exfoliate dry lips with a lip scrub

Dry lips? We don’t want that! Our Sugar Lip Polish Exfoliator gently buffs away flakes with real brown sugar crystals. This hydrating lip scrub also blankets the lips with nourishing shea butter and jojoba oil to leave them super-soft, which is a crucial step to heal dry lips. To use, massage a small amount of the scrub onto clean lips with your fingers or simply rub your lips together. Gently rinse off the exfoliator with a damp washcloth.

Step 2: Soothe and smooth with a hydrating lip serum

Now that your lips are exfoliated and silky smooth, sustain that softness with our Sugar Triple-Action Lip Serum Advanced Therapy to visibly hydrate and plump. This hydrating lip serum is scientifically proven to boost lip volume with hyaluronic acid, soften with vitamin E, hydrate with sugar, smooth the look of lines with acmella flower extract, and improve firmness with kigelia africana fruit. To use, dispense a drop onto your fingers and spread over clean lips.

Step 3: Seal hydration with a moisturizing lip balm

To lock in our targeted lip serum, apply a moisturizing balm like our best-selling Sugar Advanced Therapy Treatment Lip Balm. A daily must-have, this lip balm is scientifically proven to repair the look of damaged lips. Hydrating hyaluronic acid spheres make lips appear fuller, while hydrating sugar conditions and softens. The ultra-nourishing formula is a fan favorite for its smooth texture that's easy to apply—and reapply—all day long. To use, apply to your lips throughout the day as needed.

Step 4: Take self-care to bed with our overnight lip mask

Our Sugar Recovery Lip Mask Advanced Therapy is scientifically proven to recover and repair the look of dry lips. The intensely nourishing formula is infused with berry wax, shea butter, and hyaluronic acid to help lips bounce back from daily damage while locking in hydration for a smoother, plumper appearance. To use, apply a generous layer to clean lips at night or whenever you need extra care.

Looking for more balms and lip treatments? Discover our lip care favorites! Want to complete your routine ? Explore the entire Fresh skincare collection.

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Sophia D'Urso

Global Consumer Experience

Written by Sophia D’Urso for Fresh. Sophia is an NYC-based consumer experience specialist and content writer. Sophia has worked as a consumer marketer and writer for years at various brands within the beauty, media, and events industries.