Lipbalm… We’ve been using this stuff since we were kids. It’s our handbag essential and we’re pleased that we’re incidentally doing something that’s really good for us!
These tips from SheKnows highlight why you should always have a pot or tube of lipbalm close by…
You appear younger
It sounds too good to be true, but having a hydrated mouth can actually knock years off your age (think fewer wrinkles around your pout!). There are now even lip balms available that contain ingredients, such as antioxidants, elastin stimulators and collagen, to prevent aging. There are also many lip balms formulated with SPF to protect against sun damage, which can ultimately lead to unsightly pigmentation on the lips or worse, skin cancer.
You avoid that embarrassing chapped lips look
If you’ve ever experienced really painful, peeling, cracked lips, you know how embarrassing it can be to show your face, um, anywhere! Your pout is particularly at risk of damage from the environment this time of year. Your lips naturally produce an oil that keeps them moist. During the wintertime though, this thin layer is easily licked off. In combination with the cold, windy weather, this often leads to dry, chapped lips.» So do yourself a favour, people, and wear some lip balm!
Your lipstick looks way better
Expert tip: If you have chapped lips, don’t lick them! Saliva increases the irritation and makes chapping worse. Believe it or not, your lipstick looks a million times better when applied to a moisturised mouth. Bright lipstick, in particular, can settle into cracks on chapped lips and accentuate the dryness. To avert this, invest in an exfoliating lip balm. Exfoliating is equally as important as hydrating to keep your lips soft.
So which lipbalm should you go for? One balm that we love is Guinot Baume Levres Confort – Lip Balm is a soothing protective lip balm.
- Protects lips from environmental irritants.
- Intensely nourishes dry lips.
- Restores supple, comfortable and attractive lips.
Apply evenly to the lips. Reapply during the day as needed. Can be used as a lipstick base for more comfort. Contains shea butter which softens, soothes and intensely nourishes.