Look inside your handbag, It will most likely contain at least one lip balm (or 3 in my case!) While there’s much debate about how much of our skincare is absorbed into our bodies, there’s no argument about where lip balm ends up… same place as breakfast, lunch and dinner! So it makes sense to choose a lip balm which contains ingredients you’re happy to eat.
A lot of lip balms contain petroleum which acts as a barrier but also can take the moisture from your lips which leads to “lip balm addiction”. Constantly applying lip balm yet always have dry or chapped lips? Try using natural plant oil based products instead; Shea Butter jojoba and avocado oils help are rich in fatty acids which nourish the delicate lip area without causing dryness or product dependency.
Lips don’t have oil producing glands so they do need a little extra care. Dry chapped lips can be linked to dry conditions in the body so staying hydrated may stop you reaching for the lip balm so often. For very dry chapped lips try treating them with a little Manuka Honey, it helps to heal sore cracked skin. Vitamin C deficiency and toothpaste allergies can be linked to cracks in the corners of the mouth.
If you are outdoors a lot choose a lip balm with SPF, this also applies to cold sore suffers as in some cases cold sores can be triggered by exposure to sun.
We love Annemarie Borlind For Lips, made with soothing shea butter and plant oils, it helps to keep lips soft supple and kissable! The plant waxes offer great protection against cold and wind damage.