With the beautiful sunshine comes sun bathing and with sun bathing often comes sore, dry and cracked lips. While we may try and get the most out of the beautiful British summer time, our skin and lips regularly fall victim to neglect.

The hot sun and the changeable environment causes dryness of the skin, making a good lip care routine an important addition to your usual skincare regime during the summer months. I am one to always carry around multiple lip balms, whether it’s in my handbag, on my desk or on my bedside table, I always have a lip balm within close reach.

Though many may think of lip balms as an unnecessary commodity, they should actually form a very important stage of your skincare routine to keep our lips soft and supple.

6 of the best Lip Balms for summer

Hearth & Heritage G&T Balm
When I picture summer evenings, a cold G&T is never amiss! Hearth & Heritage’s Gin and Tonic lip balm is the epitome of the perfect summer lip balm. With a gorgeously citrus scent reminiscent of those summer evenings with a few cheeky G&T’s, you can get the benefits of the lip balm too. Placed in a handy 15ml tin, this natural lip balm made of beeswax, shea butter, cocoa butter and calendula oil these lip balms hydrate and soften the lips with a fun edge! “When life hands you lemons…reach for a Gin & Tonic”

£6.99 www.notonthehighstreet.com

LipBalmSPF15 (1)Kerstin Florian SPF Lip Balm

Kerstin Florian’s luxury lip balm is a step above most lip balms. As part of the brand’s suncare range, the product is specifically designed to protect and nourish the delicate skin on your lips. With natural ingredients, the lip balm has a soothing combination of both orange and peppermint oil with organic canola oil and wild harvested beeswax. A real luxurious addition to your lip balm collection all year round!

£18 www.kerstinflorian.co.uk

Mary Kay Triple Layer Tinted Balm
For silky smooth lips, Mary Kay’s new Triple Layer Tinted Balm is the perfect companion for summer nights out. The balm provides a sheer wash of colour making it the perfect balm to take out with you on those summer nights out. While providing a subtle hint of colour, the balm protects leaving the lips seriously soft, unlike the drying effects of lip sticks. In four stunning shades, the lip balm has a luxurious silky, creamy-feeling with a sumptuous berry-like scent.

£6 www.marykay.co.uk

Anatomicals Stop Cracking Up
A fun and trendy brand, I have always been a huge fan of Anatomicals. Hailed as therapy in a tube the ingredients in this balm work together to leave lips moisturised, smooth and most importantly, kissable. A little on the sticky side, the balm is in a tube making it handy shape to slip into your pocket.

£2.45 www.boots.com

Dr. Organic Pomegranate Lip Balm

Pomegranate LipBalm SRP
A fruity scented lip balm is always a winner with me. Dr. Organic’s Pomegranate Lip Balm has such a fresh scent, you feel like you are surrounded in delicious pomegranates. Organic and natural this multi action lip balm is a triple threat. With moisturising, protecting and rejuvenating properties this lip balm is the full package. The lip balm also contains SPF15 making it the perfect balm to take on your summer holidays. Its smooth and creamy texture makes gliding this lip balm on your lips a real treat!

£3.49 www.hollandandbarrett.com

Skin Shop’ Liquorice Balm

An interesting and natural lip balm is Skin Shop’s daily Liquorice Balm. With its poignant scent, this medically approved lip balm is perfect for those who suffer with cold sores. Liquorice contains glcryrrhizic acid, which specifically targets the genes that cause the cold sore virus. Free from parabens and perfumes this handy 30ml pot is a great addition to have in your handbag for all of the family.

£7.95 www.skinshop.co.uk