Everyone must be familiar with Lypsyl, it’s a lip balm that works to keep your lips smooth and soft. It has been around in various flavours for a long time. I used to use it as a teenager and still use it today.
I always find in winter that my lips get very dry and sore. This is not surprising when you realise that the skin on your lips is thinner than skin on the rest of the body. Lips only have three to five layers of skin, the rest of the body normally has about 16 layers. Lips do not contain sebaceous glands, which are glands that secrete sebum which acts to waterproof the skin, so are more prone to drying out. They also do not have as much melanin which makes them more vulnerable to the sun.
Lypsyl contains Aloe Vera and Vitamin E, both of which are known for their healing properties and are instantly soothing on dry and chapped lips. Used regularly before the cold weather really sets in it will help your lips feel much softer and smoother and prevent that nasty redness and chapping that can occur. Lypsyl also contains SPF 15 which helps protect your lips from the sun, which can still be a problem in the winter.
Lypsyl has just brought out some new fresh fruit flavours so you can alternate the flavour of your lips, ideal for keeping your man guessing. The flavours are original, watermelon burst, pineapple passion, strawberry polka dot, and cherry blossom.
I was sent the original, cherry blossom and pineapple passion to try out and see what I thought. The pineapple passion was lovely, you could taste the pineapple although it was not overpowering. It was really pleasant to have a hint of the tropics on a cold day. The cherry blossom is also gorgeous but it does stain your lips a slightly pink colour. If you apply over the edges of your lips because they are sore you can end up looking a little clown like, so you need to be careful. If you want a hint of colour without applying lipstick it is ideal. My son tried the original and it did wonders for his lips which were very sore looking.
It comes in a nice handy size tube which is ideal for slipping into your pocket or handbag and means you never need have sore lips again. It is definitely worth carrying some around as, if you are like me, when your lips feel dry you will lick them and this only makes them worse. Smearing a slick of Lypsyl on instead will make your lips soft and moisturised all winter long.
You can buy Lypsyl in supermarkets and pharmacies.
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