Prep your pout for party season

What better excuse than party season to pucker up and share a kiss with a loved one? Before you do though, you’ll want to make sure your lips are in prime condition, ready for smooching.

Make your own lip scrub

First, you’ll want to start with a smooth surface. Lips can soon become dry and flaky, thanks to the daily pressures of air conditioning, central heating, lip licking and eating. Buff away flakes and reveal a softer pout by making your own lip scrub at home. Mix a little sugar with a tablespoon of honey to get a gritty texture. The honey moisturises and heals, while the sugar scrubs. Buff it over your lips, wipe off and you’re done!

Intense moisture

If your lips have been neglected, you might need a highly hydrating lip balm. Choose something soothing and moisturising, like Eucerin Intensive Lip Balm, or Avene Cold Cream Lip Balm. Apply it regularly throughout the day, especially after eating and drinking, or if you’re spending a lot of time in central heating or air conditioning.

On the go

Keep a lip balm in your handbag, or in your desk so you’re prepared for dry, sore lips. Pick one with a good secure lid, so you don’t coat your belongings!

For a fun option, try one of Palmer’s Cocoa Butter Formula Flipbalms, which come in a range of tasty flavours, including Watermelon, Coconut and Mango. For some serious nourishment, try their new Coconut Oil Swivel Stick.

For sensitive skin

Prone to allergic reactions? There are options out there that are hypoallergenic and free from parabens, such as Bioderma Atoderm Moisturising Lip Stick, or La Roche Posay Cicaplast Baum. Both of these are suitable for sensitive, allergy prone skin, without compromising on hydration.

Freshen breath

Nobody wants to miss someone with bad breath. Make sure yours is minty fresh with a good brush and a mouthwash. Shop our dental deals to find everything you’ll need.


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