Pow! How to Get It Right in the Kisser

Winter can be tough on our lips. Here are tips for keeping them healthy

'Tis the season to be walking around with chapped lips. Keeping lips moist and healthy is a seasonal struggle for many. But don't just reach for whatever tube is sitting next to the cash register. A little product research can help you find a lip balm just right for your kisser.

Lips are kept healthy by lipids, which are naturally produced by the body but tend to dry up in extreme climates. The goal of lip balm is to keep those lipids moist. Dr. Sandy Tsao, a dermatology instructor at Harvard Medical School, advises, "You should look for products that...

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