Next, make sure to check your balm for rich emollients, like shea butter, cocoa butter, and fatty acids. These will help fill any microcracks in your lip skin to create a smooth, touchable surface and deeply nourish the area.
Finally, your go-to formula should include an occlusive seal. For a sustainable option, look for botanical oils like moringa seed oil, squalane oil, jojoba oil, etc. This is essential if you want to avoid reapplying again and again throughout the day.
And if you have sensitive skin or you’re suffering from a lingering summer lip sunburn (ouch), opt for a fragrance-free formula. This will ensure your lips stay hydrated and ready to heal without the added risk of further irritation.