Lip care involves more than just choosing a lipstick colour that suits your skin tone. Your lips are thin and sensitive, which makes them more prone to chapping and cracking. Both hot and cold weather can cause lips to chap and we all know how unattractive this looks. Plus, chapped lips are painful and should be treated immediately. A great way to take good care of your lips is by applying quality lip balms.
Lip balms are waxy substances that are applied topically on your lips to moisturize dry and chapped lips. But you need to be careful with your choice as not all lip balms are the same. Many of these products contain ingredients that can actually do more harm than good to your skin. For this very reason, make sure that you always choose natural lip balms as these will definitely give your lips that much-needed healthy glow.
You’ve probably heard experts saying ‘if you wouldn’t eat it, you shouldn’t put it on your skin’ and I completely agree with that statement. Would you eat synthetic waxes, silicon dioxide, petrochemicals, and other manufactured chemicals? Of course not. So, for the ultimate results, make sure you only buy lip balms that are made of edible ingredients.
The main purpose of natural lip balms is to promote fast healing of the skin. According to dermatologists, our skin heals faster when it is moist. Natural lip balms generally include vitamins and antioxidants, which means they don’t just make your lips feel softer, they can actually improve the health of your lips by nourishing them. Beeswax, a common ingredient in natural lip balms, offers a number of benefits. In addition to feeling good on your lips, it can also help repair the damage caused by the sun.
Another great thing about lip balms is that they can make you appear younger. It may sound too good to be true, but having a hydrated mouth can actually knock years off your age (think fewer wrinkles around your pout). Your lipstick will also look ten times better when applied to moisturized lips. Bright lipstick, in particular, if put on unhealthy lips, will settle into the cracks and accentuate the dryness even more.
Most lip balms often contain ingredients that are harmful to the environment – either by the way they’re derived or how they are manufactured. For example, many balms contain petroleum-based products, which is obtained by drilling into the ground. Some of them also contain synthetic products that can damage the environment. Natural lip balms, on the other hand, contain natural components that generally have far less impact on the air, water, and soil.