Why you should be using serum on your lips.

“Lips get a lot of exposure and should be treated with as much care as the rest of your face,” says Danuta Mieloch, esthetician and owner of Rescue Spa in New York City. And the good news is that the same products that you use on the rest of your face can be used to treat your lips. “Hyaluronic serums are amazing not only for your face but your lips as well, as they are super-hydrating and plumping! They are always a great step before applying something heavier like a balm,” she explained. So where do we start? She will even put eye balm—or even the cult favorite Swiss cream Valmont Prime Regenera II—on her clients’ lips if they are dehydrated or cracking.

Mieloch often recommends Barbara Sturm Super Anti-Aging Serum ($370)