“Bacteria push their way in, causing more chapping,” says dermatologist David Bank, of the Center for Dermatology
, Cosmetic, and Laser
Surgery in Mount Kisco, New York.
Spread on a balm enhanced with antioxidants, like cranberries, to boost softness…and make sure it contains SPF. “Because your lips don’t have much melanin, they’re extremely susceptible to sun damage, even in winter,” stresses Dr. Bank. Pop the balm in your bag so you won’t lick your lips to moisten them later.