We all know how important it is to take care of our skin, but did you know that one of the best things we can do for our lips is apply lip balm? It’s true! The cold, dry air in winter can wreak havoc on your pucker. You might notice that your lips are getting chapped or even cracked. We want you to be able to enjoy that holiday treats with a smile, so here are some tips about what type of lip balm will work best for you and why it’s essential.
Have you ever been outside in the winter with dry, chapped lips? It doesn’t feel excellent. And it can be painful too if your lips are cracked and bleeding or if they’re so dry that they develop fissures. That’s why we always recommend carrying a lip balm around with you in case of emergency. The last thing anyone wants to do is have their mouth feel like sandpaper.
Advantages of using lip balm
Lip balm is one of those things that most people don’t think about until they need it. Lip balms are used to protect and soothe dry, chapped lips and prevent skin from cracking or getting sunburned on the lip area. They also help with keeping your lipstick in place and preventing stains on teeth. It’s essential to have a lip balm handy at all times because it can be life-saving! The best way to keep your lips healthy during the winter season is by applying a moisturizing lip treatment before bedtime and reapplying throughout the day if needed.
The thought of cold winter days with dry, chapped lips might make you want to give up on lip balm. But the truth is that using lip balm can help your chapped lips! Lip balms work by creating a barrier against moisture loss and windy conditions. If you have dehydrated skin or eczema, it’s best to use an ointment instead of a regular petroleum-based product. Still, for most people, we recommend using an unscented petroleum-based formula to avoid allergies.
Lip balm is designed to moisturize your lips, which can reduce peeling and cracking. You’re not alone if this sounds like a problem you have experienced before – in fact, many people experience it seasonally or as part of an allergy condition such as eczema.
Different Types of Lip Balm
Many people are unaware of the different types of lip balm available and what they mean for your lips. Here is a list of the most popular styles and descriptions:
- lip moisturizer – a long-term solution to dry or chapped lips with SPF protection; contains shea butter, ceramide, beeswax, and more
- chapstick – also called “chapsticks,” these usually contain petroleum jelly as their main ingredient, best for short-term relief from chapping/dryness but not recommended for use on cracked or severely damaged skin. Chapstick formulas also come in many flavors, including peppermint, spearmint, wintergreen, and more!
- lip masks – these are typically used when you have lip skin problems.
Lip balm is a must-have for every woman. It’s essential to have on hand when the weather gets cold and dry or if you’re prone to chapped lips. The two main types of lip balm are petroleum jelly-based and wax-based. Petroleum jelly bases tend to be softer and more affluent than waxes, but they don’t last as long. Waxes work well for people who suffer from frequent dermatitis outbreaks because they provide more protection against moisture loss than petroleum jelly does. In addition, different lip care products contain SPF—recommended to protect your skin from sun damage—and flavors such as peppermint, which can help soothe a sore mouth with its cooling effect.