All three of the cult favorite balms come packaged in an adorable vintage-inspired vanity tin that, once the balms have been used up, can be converted into a storage tin! (We recommend putting something like cotton balls or Q-tips in it and displaying it on your vanity or bathroom windowsill.)
In any case, these balms are among our very favorites for their highly nourishing and moisturizing properties. Shea butter helps heal everything from eczema and rashes to burns and chapped skin. Vitamins A and E moisturize. They even contain natural UV protection! But our favorite part is the Aromol Trade Secret Blend, a complex of seven different essential oils from the Perfume House of Paris France that promote healing and lend antibacterial benefits.
While these balms are mainly used on the lips, you can really use them anywhere that’s a little rough and dry, from cracked elbows to peeling cuticles!
Oh, yeah, we almost forgot … they smell fantastic, too.
Rosebud Perfume Co. Three Lavish Layers of Lip Balm retails for $16 at sephora.com.
As one might expect from the name, it’s a gorgeous shade of lapis blue. The color is rich and dark with even just one coat, though two bring it to a whole new level of amazing. The polish itself glides on with absolutely no trouble and is super, super glossy.
We’re currently rocking it on our toes and haven’t stopped getting compliments for days!
Essie Lapis of Luxury retails for $8 at ulta.com.
Use a sleep mist.
If you’re one of those people who just finds it extremely difficult to fall asleep when your head hits the pillow, try a sleep mist. Studies have shown that if you get between 7-9 hours of sleep a night, your skin looks dramatically better … so why not help the process along? We love Molton Brown Relaxing Yuan Zhi Mist ($38 at moltonbrown.com), which seriously creates lights out within 15 minutes, tops.
Use a good lip balm.
Prevent chapped, cracked, dry and an otherwise unsightly pout by slicking on a good lip balm before bed. Look for one with Vitamin E, which really works to moisturize the skin, and for one that stays put for over 4 hours. That way, your lips won’t feel too dry when you wake up in the morning.
Drink a glass of water before bed.
The best way to hydrate your skin? Good old-fashioned H20, of course! A glass of water before bed can really start to bring the moisture out from within, giving you a gorgeously glowy appearance.
Wear night cream.
While you should wear moisturizer during the day, too, look for a heavier one to wear while you’re in dreamland. A good night cream erases the damage of the day, making skin firmer and more resilient, and thus easier to face the challenges of daytime hours!