Take a little medicine right in the kisser with chapped-lip healers such as cocoa butter and vitamin E. If you've got a pioneering spirit (or just want to impress your crafty friends), get to your stove and create a homemade balm -- it's easier than you think.
Our favorite ready-made lip soothers.
Blending natural butters and oils conditions lips, says beauty pro Janice Cox, author of "Natural Beauty at Home."
Chocolate-Vanilla Lip Balm
Combine all ingredients in a double boiler on the stovetop. (You can also use a small microwave-safe container and heat on low for about 1 minute, or until the ingredients just begin to melt.) Stir until the mixture is completely melted and well blended. Pour into a small, clean container and let cool completely.
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