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Natural protection for dry lips during cold winter weather

Do you experience dry, cracked lips whenever cold weather comes along in the UK? In this post, we look at the causes of dry lips in winter and suggest some natural lip balms with restorative ingredients to help restore comfortable softness quickly.

By Hannah Mepham

5 Minute read

Do you experience dry, sore lips whenever cold weather comes along in the UK?

In this post, we look at the causes of dry lips in winter and explain how the ingredients in our natural lip balm can help to stop your lips from feeling chapped this winter.


Why do I get dry lips in winter?

Lips are thin mucus membranes and, unlike skin, they do not produce their own sebum or have a barrier that keeps hydration locked in. This means that they are particularly prone to dehydration, especially during UK winters when low humidity strips away moisture.

Winter illnesses, such as colds and bunged-up noses, can also cause us to breathe through our mouths more often, exacerbating dry lips.


Does lip balm help sore dry lips?

A good lip balm is a UK winter weather essential for protecting dry lips and making them feel less tight and sore. The soothing, lip-softening actives can help to alleviate discomfort and repair cracked, chapped lips.

Apply a light layer of lip balm throughout the day and you’ll build a barrier of balm that protects against lip-drying winter weather whilst also helping dry lips hold onto hydration for longer.


Natural protection for dry lips


Discover natural lip balm for winter 

One Balm is our best lip balm for cold UK winters. A natural lip balm that’s rich in plant oils selected for their protective, moisture-locking properties, this soothing SOS barrier balm can be used on dry skin anywhere and is perfect for keeping lips cocooned in comfort when winter weather hits.



Sofia F says one balm is her dry skin saviour:

customer review


Louise K applies One Balm when winter weather leaves her lips chapped:

customer review


What’s in our natural lip balm?

Rosehip Oil is one of the natural actives that helps One Balm to effectively repair dry, damaged lips and is rich in the reparative Omega-3&6 essential fatty acids that dry lips rely on to repair themselves.


One Balm


Other key ingredients that help to make this pocket-sized product so effective at protecting against sore, dry lips during UK winters include:

  • Perilla Oil: Especially useful for repairing compromised skin. Perilla is moisture-retaining and is a rich source of skin-soothing Omega-3 fatty acids
  • Sunflower Oil: Is rich in Vitamin E and Omega-6 to fortify and protect dry lips.
  • Jojoba Oil: Has excellent softening and moisture-retaining properties and is rich in Omega-7&9 fatty acids.
  • Palm Oil: Sustainably sourced Palm Oil protects and restores natural oils to keep skin soft and supple.
  • Beeswax: locks in hydration, provides natural water-repellent properties and keeps lips feeling soft for longer.


3 tips for using lip balm for dry lips in winter


To build up a protective barrier, you’ll need to reapply your lip balm regularly. Apply One Balm as often and as required, reapplying after eating or drinking.



Lip balms will not be effective if they cannot be absorbed by the lips. To help your lip balm deeply nourish the lips, buff away any dry flakes that sit on the lips and block the path of reparative actives. 

To exfoliate the lips, lightly buff away the dead skin cells using a soft, clean toothbrush or a clean, dry flannel. Work in small circular motions before rinsing the lips with lukewarm water.



If having the central heating on leaves you waking to tight, dry lips, apply a light layer of lip balm just before you go to bed.

As you rest, your lips will absorb and utilise the balm’s reparative actives so lips feel softer and more comfortable in the morning.


We hope you have found this guide to lip care for winter dry lips helpful. For help building your best beauty routine for a UK winter, please give us a call on 01403 740350 or chat to us at @GreenPeopleUK.


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