Seasonal Lip Care Tips

Sophia D'Urso

Global Consumer Experience

2-3 min read

Expert Advice

From winter chill to summer sun, maintain the perfect pout year-round.

Close-up of woman's slightly parted moisturized lips

Your lips react to the changing seasons just as much as your skin does. You adapt your skincare routine throughout the year to combat seasonal challenges, and your lips deserve the same attention. Discover a seasonal rotation to keep your pout perfectly soft, smooth, and plump—no matter the weather.

Fall: Prep & protect

As temperatures drop and the air becomes drier, your lips may start to feel the effects. Fall is the time to begin incorporating richer, more nourishing lip balms into your ritual. Look for products with ingredients like ceramides to strengthen the skin barrier, emollients to retain moisture, and gentle exfoliants to manage flakiness.

Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Rescue Ointment is our fall and winter hero. It’s clinically proven to visibly repair dry, flaky lips & moisturize to relieve discomfort on dry skin areas for a smooth, healthy look. Formulated with skin barrier-strengthening ceramides, smoothing plant-based emollients, softening grapeseed oil, and hydrating sugar crystals, this nourishing ointment helps keep your lips soft, supple, and ready for cooler days ahead.

Winter: Intense moisture & repair

A chill in the air calls for conditioning moisture. Winter brings the harshest conditions for your lips, with cold air outside and dry heat indoors often leading to chapping and flakiness.

Sugar Advanced Therapy Lip Mask is your go-to solution for the winter months. This leave-on lip mask is a nightly ritual clinically proven to recover and repair the look of dry lips. It’s formulated with a nourishing blend of shea butter, berry wax, and hyaluronic acid. Each application blankets your lips in intense nourishment for a full, healthy look.

Spring: Renew & refresh

With the arrival of spring, the focus shifts to renewal. Milder weather and increased humidity provide relief for lips but can also usher in a wave of seasonal allergies. To mitigate these effects, it's important to continue using a lip balm, transitioning to a lighter, hydrating formula.

Give your lips a spring revival with the Sugar Advanced Therapy Treatment Lip Balm. This intensive lip treatment moisturizes extra dry lips for 24 hours* and is clinically proven to repair the look of damaged lips. It instantly replenishes and recovers dry, peeling lips with smoothing sea fennel extract and hydrating hyaluronic acid spheres. The ultra-nourishing formula acts as a soothing balm, sinking in to remove dry flakes and deliver a plump, healthy look.

Summer: Hydrate & protect

Summer heat, sun exposure, and salt water can leave your lips dehydrated and vulnerable to damage. Hydration is vital, so drink plenty of water and keep applying a hydrating lip balm to protect your lips.

Sugar Coconut Hydrating Lip Balm is our favorite for summer. This coconut-flavored balm is designed to deliver 24-hour moisture**, ensuring your lips stay fully hydrated under the hot summer sun. The key to its effectiveness lies in a blend of sugar and emollient oils, which hydrate and lock in moisture. This results in a supple, plump-looking pout that feels incredibly soft and protected.

A tint for every season

Now let’s add a hint of tint. Our iconic Sugar Tinted Lip Balm has been a favorite to many for over 20 years. The collection features a variety of sheer-to-buildable shades developed for a wide range of skin tones. Each buttery balm smoothes and delivers 24-hour hydration**, making your lips look plump and feel soft.

Year round freshness

The skin on your lips is significantly thinner and more delicate than the rest of your face, so it requires extra attention and protection. Adapting your lip care routine to the changing seasons ensures your lips stay healthy and hydrated all year round. By following these lip care tips, you can keep your lips soft, smooth, and ready for whatever the weather brings.

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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.