I basically called my mom for help. Except when I say mom, I mean an esthetician.
I recently took a trip to Vancouver to visit my family, and it was the most perfect 10 days I’ve had in a long time. I got to attend my cousin’s beautiful engagement party, spent a day touring wineries with my parents, and went out dancing with my best friend. I even got to see Katy Perry in concert…for the second time this summer (don’t judge me). In fact, the only real negative part of the trip was my lips.
As odd as this sounds, I have very sensitive lips. (And before you even start to chuckle, I mean the lips on my face, people…get your mind out of the gutter!) No matter how much water I chug on a daily basis or how much lip chap I apply, I almost always have dry, peeling lips to some degree. Usually I just cope, using my favorite peppermint Beautycounter balm to treat the pain, and exfoliating off the excess skin at night, but in Vancouver the issue somehow reached an unbearable level of awfulness.
About three nights into my trip, I woke up with a mouthful of blood. My entire bottom lip was raw, cracked, and bleeding, and I literally had to scrub the dried blood off of my front teeth. For every night afterward, the experience repeated itself, and all day every day I was in enormous amounts of pain. Who knew lips could even hurt that much? Maybe it was the salt water from my swims or the change in climate, but either way it was excruciating, and nothing I tried seemed to help.
As soon as I got home I was rifling through my beauty products, desperately searching for something, anything that might ease the pain. I eventually came across my Bite Beauty Agave Lip Mask, a product I had been excited to try but somehow never actually tested out. (I have a LOT of lip balms, OK?) I squeezed a little onto my finger, applied it to my lips, and prepared for yet more pain and disappointment.
As soon as I applied this sticky product to my poor, sad lips, it was like the angels had shone a light down into my bathroom. The lip mask felt so good, like a combination of honey and Vaseline and magic, and after only 20 minutes I noticed a big difference. I started carrying the mask around everywhere and wearing it like lip gloss (the color is called Champagne, and it’s rose-gold perfection), and within a few days my lips were totally healed and better than ever.
Formulated with organic agave nectar, jojoba oil, and a massive dose of antioxidants, this leave-on mask is made for dry, cracking lips, and it truly worked wonders on mine. It’s also all-natural, cruelty-free, and 100% organic, which might just make it one of my new all-time favorite products.
What do you use on your chapped lips? Have you ever tried a lip mask?