I am a member of the Invisalign Advisory Board, and am receiving complimentary treatment. All opinions are fully my own.
Okay, our move to a location with actual seasons is kind of killing me in the dry skin department. I’m not at all used to being so parched – the tips of my fingers are sooooooo dry, and my lips? So dry and peely and NOT COOL because I should be flashing my new, straight smile right about now. (I’m waiting for my new aligners to arrive, so I’ve had a little Invisalign break over the past month, only wearing while I sleep.)
I’ve definitely had to step up my lip care routine, and found the only way to stay on top of the dryness is two-fold. Exfoliating and Moisturizing. I put a call out on my Facebook page for winter lip tips and received so many great suggestions. Here are the most popular mentions, as well as what I’m using. (They all score super low on EWG Skin Deep, of course!)
1. Lush Mint Juleps Lip Scrub – I’m scared I might start eating this out of the pot, though.
2. Coconut Oil + Toothbrush – Total DIY and totally works. Mix a little sugar with some coconut oil, spread some on your lips and go at it with a toothbrush. Gets all the flaky skin off.
2. S.W. Basics Lip Balm – Love these balms as well – super creamy and moisturizing…not like the traditional hard and waxy roll-up balms.
3. Burt’s Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream – This one was a surprise to me, but mentioned a few times on the Facebook post. Apparently this cuticle cream is great for moisturizing lips too.
Dry, cracked lips be GONE because I’m all about the new smile these days. (Although please feel free to mention any other great lip products in the comments!)
As for the smile, if you have always wanted straighter teeth, I can’t recommend Invisalign enough. Check out the smile assessment to see if you are a candidate. You can also visit Invisalign’s doctor locator to find a practitioner near you.