Problem: Third Lip

What’s a third lip? If you have young kids, you probably know what we’re talking about. It’s when a kid tries to remedy his chapped lips by licking them. The wetness dries and he licks again. He continues this habit and overcompensates by licking his entire mouth and the skin around it until he ends up with red, raw skin under the bottom lip that looks like a third lip. I’m sure you can tell from this detailed description that this winter I’ve become very familiar with the third lip as this is what I’ve been dealing with with my son. To remedy this problem, I slathered on Aquaphor and other predictable thick moisturizers. Rex got temporary relief, but none of these products actually healed his skin for the longterm. I had heard that other moms had sucess with Rodan + Fields Lip Renewing serum (, so I decided to give it a try. I’ve been using this gel-like moisturizer, which also looks great as a clear gloss, on my own lips but hadn’t thought to try it on Rex’s. So, I rubbed it on all three of his lips before bed one night, and when he woke up the next morning, the redness was barely there. All it took was one more application, and his lips were as good as new. And because they were no longer feeling dry, he stopped licking and we haven’t seen the third lip since!  

2. Problem: Blah Complexion

No matter how much pigment your skin naturally has, during the winter everyone feels their own version of pasty. Self tanner is one route. But if you want a subtle way to warm your skintone, consider Clarins Radiance Plus Golden Glow Booster. It’s a gradual self tanner that you mix with your regular moisturizer. You add 3 drops to you daily cream, blend together, and you’ll get just the right amount of color and hydration to make it through the season.

3. Peeling Cuticles

Even though I usually opt out of cutting my cuticles in the winter because the dry air makes the delicate skin peel, it inevitably happens. CND Solar Oil is a savior. It’s a blend of moisturizing oils and Vitamin E that gives off a sweet almond fragrance, repairs skin and feels amazing.

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