It doesn't hurt to gently rub your lips once a day, whether using your bath towel, washcloth, or toothbrush, to rid them of loose skin. But at least once a week, and before creating a more dramatic makeup look, reach for an exfoliator that truly gets the job done. Fresh Sugar Lip Polish sloughs away dry flakes using yummy brown sugar crystals and coats your pucker with an even yummier mixture of nourishing shea butter and jojoba oil.
Fresh Sugar Lip Polish, $22; barneys.com
We pick up Aquaphor Lip Repair in bulk at the drugstore. With its affordable price, we then don't have to worry that it gets stashed in just about every coat and purse in our wardrobes. The handy basic veils lips to seal in moisture, coddles them with shea butter, helps them battle environmental damage with vitamins C and E, and soothes them with chamomile essence. What it doesn't deliver? Fragrance, preservatives, or dyes, which makes it an especially good pick for anyone with sensitive skin.
Aquaphor Lip Repair, $4.99; walgreens.com