Summer heat and air conditioning tend to dry out lips. To smooth and soften year-round, I keep Burt's Bees Beeswax Lip Balm on my nightstand and apply it before bed. By morning, my lips feel hydrated and any flakiness has disappeared. The natural balm is made with beeswax, of course, but also contains coconut and sunflower oils and a hint of peppermint for a minty boost. This product is a bargain ($3 per tube) at --Dana Wilson