Lip service

LIP SERVICE

Your lips get a good workout throughout the day and yet they’re often neglected when it comes to grooming. Their paper-thin structure means they’re particularly prone to chapping and environmental damage, so protect them with the right product.

The skin on the lips is around three to four times thinner than the skin on the rest of the face and sheds around four times as quickly. To make things worse, your smackers don’t have any sebaceous glands either, which means there’s no protective layer of sweat to keep them nice and soft.

Everything from eating and breathing to excessive licking can dry out the skin on your lips (that coating of saliva actually strips away essential oils). And given that they’re exposed pretty much the whole time (unless, of course, you happen to be a very lucky chap), it’s important to keep them hydrated and protected with a good product such as NIVEA MEN Active Care, which contains the intensive moisturizers and nourishing ingredients like vitamin E and jojoba oil.