I am just now getting over my first (and hopefully last) bad cold of the season. While there are all manner of potions to get you through the run of the mill cold, the real bane of my existence had nothing to do with my sinuses. Instead of bemoaning my stuffed nose or headache, I couldn't stop complaining about my cracked and dry lips.
Our lips are made up of sensitive, delicate skin. A sudden illness or a blast of cold air can wreck them. Gone is the smooth kiss of yore and, in its place, peeling, parchment-like nastiness. With winter finally rearing its ugly head (stay classy, climate change), it's time to put your lip balm collection to work.