As some of the most sensitive bits of skin on our body the lips deserve a little tender care. Dry lips are one of the first signs of dehydration so if you wake with more white than pink on your kissers you need to do two things. First, drink a huge a glass of water; second, lather on the lip salve.

Plant based not petroleum based is what you're after in a good lip balm. Jojoba, shea butter, avocado, calendula and aloe vera are all natural ingredients to watch out for as these contain properties like essential fatty acids and vitamin E that give a pretty instant nourishing effect to your sensitive lips. An excellent lip treatment which was also one of the first certified organic lip balms is Neal's Yard's organic lip formula.

Nothing brightens a tired, dull face that a splash of bright colour. As the increased sales of red lipstick during the WW1 proved a little rouge on your kissers goes a long way to making you look and feel cheerier.

No matter how careful we are a little lip balm or lip stick is bound to find it's way into our mouth which is why we should take particular care when choosing one that contains truly natural (edible even) ingredients. The paraffins, saccharin, mineral oil and synthetic colours found in conventional lipsticks just won't do if you want to be as organic as possible. Some of the best organic lipsticks, lip glosses and lip liners are made by Lavera, NVEY ECO, Dr.Hauschka and Inika.