It’s that time of year again: festive commercials take over the TV, there’s a sudden urge to watch Elf on Netflix, mulled wine becomes your drink of choice, quaint market stalls pop-up on the high street and everywhere is dazzled by twinkling fairy lights.
Of course, for all the Christmas cheer of this time of year, you know the saying: ‘what goes up must come down’ – and in this case, it’s the weather. Brrrrrrrr.
The sun starts to set before you’ve even finished work; after which, you’re plunged into the cold and dark on your journey home. While thermals, hats, scarves, gloves and other winter accessories do a job of keeping our extremities, and other bits, warm, it’s much more difficult keeping our lips out of harm’s way.
Chapped lips are a seasonal hazard and so too are cold sore outbreaks. Compeed takes a look at how best to protect your lips.