Stop Your Pouting: The Best Cures For Chapped Lips

Chapped lips have a tendency to creep up on us when we least expect it. We're just going about our day, minding our own business, and all of a sudden, BAM! Lips are burning and painful, wetting them is impulsive, and it looks like we've just drank a ton of red Gatorade. Plain old chapstick isn't going to cut it for this kind of chapped catastrophe. We literally go primal in our stop-at-nothing hunt for a soothing balm.
If you couldn't tell, finding a relief for dry, cracked pouts is an issue that we hold near and dear to our hearts. Which is why we've rounded up our top picks for restoring, moisturizing, and softening parched puckers. Smile wide and stiffen up that upper lip — help for chapped lips is on the way.
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We love this conditioning balm so much that we find ourselves applying it as frequently as we check our cellphones. It's considered a staple in all of our handbags, right next to our wallets and keys. Unique ingredients like chamomile and marshmallow hydrate lips and restore them to pillowy plumpness.

Jurlique Lip Care Balm, $32, available at Jurlique.
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There are hair masks, there are face masks, and now there is a lip mask. Apply, watch a few minutes of So You Think You Can Dance, and rinse to reveal supple, soft, luscious lips.

Kaplan MD Lip 20 Mask, $48, available at Kaplan MD.
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Slough away dead skin and exfoliate rough mouths with this cult classic pot-o'-scrub.

Sara Happ The Lip Scrub in Lavender, $24, available at Nordstrom.
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This nourishing, organic salve will make your lips feel softer than cashmere, all without harmful chemicals or synthetics.

Eminence Citrus Lip Balm, $24, available at Dermstore.
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The name here really says it all — Maybelline's moisturizing lip balm actually does make our pouts feel as soft as a baby's. The secret? A specialized lip renew formula that quenches.

Maybelline Baby Lips Moisturizing Lip Balm in Pink Punch, $3.99, available at Maybelline.
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Elizabeth Arden's lip repair is no joke. The rich, creamy mixture deeply moisturizes pouts for a whopping 8 hours.

Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Cream Intensive Lip Repair Balm, $33, available at Elizabeth Arden.
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This clever kit is loaded with products like a lip cleanser, balm, scrub, and plumper to pamper your lips with their own version of a facial.

Bliss Fabulips, $45, available at Sephora.
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We must confess that applying this drugstore staple to our lips has become a much anticipated nightly routine. It's a standard ointment that delivers above-and-beyond results.

Eucerin Aquaphor Healing Ointment, $4.79, available at