Winter is well and truly upon us and although we’re super excited for the joys the season brings (glitter make-up, we’re lookin’ at you) there are some things we could seriously do without.

Dry skin plagues the majority of us when temperatures start to drop and one of the most commonly affected areas are our lips (not ideal when you’re preparing to pucker up under the mistletoe). The reason for a parched pout? The skin on our lips is a lot thinner and hence way more sensitive than other parts of our body, so it's more likely to get aggravated by the elements.

Our first piece of advice to y’all would be to STOP licking those dry lips right this second! It’ll just make them dryer and extremely sore (ouch!). Secondly, treat yourself to a few of our favourite tried-and-tested lip balms to rescue your kisser come the colder months. (Plus, it will leave them perfectly prepped for your killer rouge to be applied over the top!) Pop these in your shopping basket ...

If you’re looking for a natural lip tint as well as deep hydration, look no further than these cute little lip balms from Carmex. We’ve often found ourselves sniffing them for longer than would be deemed necessary… they smell THAT good.

Vaseline Vaseline Lip Therapy Aloe 20g £1.95 Buy Now

No one’s ever gone wrong with a dab of Vaseline and we’re really into this Aloe Vera version for extra hydration.

Packed with antioxidant-rich vitamin E, shea butter and jojoba oil, believe us when we say this lip balm is a legit ball of pure goodness.

Anything from Burt’s Bees has a welcome place in our makeup bag and this lip shimmer not only tints lips a dark coral hue, but deeply nourishes without any greasy texture.