The dry, cold winter months do a number on supple lips, and nobody wants to kiss sandpaper. Repairing cracked, flaking lips doesn’t take a ton of effort but rather establishing one simple habit: applying lip balm. Slathering on a thick, occlusive balm every few hours will do the trick, so long as you find the right one.
Most men will get what they need from the likes of Chapstick, Aquaphor, or another over-the-counter treatment. However, in some cases more intense interventions are necessary. Thankfully, lip masks and overnight healing treatments can get the job done and alleviate the pain and irritation that can come with parched lips.
Dr. Brandt Skincare Microdermabrasion Smoothing Lip Scrub
Flake Buster: “When my lips get crusty, I use the Dr. Brandt Microdermabrasion Smoothing Lip Scrub to get all the dry skin off and smooth them out,” Munce says.
Step Two: Munce says to follow this up with a standard everyday lip balm to lock moisture in after exfoliating.