If Old Man Winter has caused you to have dry, flaky lips, now’s the perfect time to reclaim your perfect pout with a little TLC.

We chatted with Melissa Butler, who loves lips for a living as the creator of The Lip Bar, about what makes for a kissable canvas.

“You wash your face and brush your teeth, but we often tend to neglect our lips,” says Butler. “It’s very important to incorporate a few basic steps to care for your lips, too, into your beauty regimen.” 

Ladies, don’t run your man away with peeling, crusty lips! With these six tips, you’ll be on your way to smooth, luscious lips fast.