Tips from Holly’s Beauty Blog
Some nice awareness crosslinks coming in from Holly’s Beauty Blog. Today’s post covers lip balm, and while it isn’t “anti-balm” there is certainly some good advice.
You want to be sure that there are not ingredients included to dry out the lips more, creating the need for repeated and frequent use.
You want to avoid the following ingredients;
- Phenol – this treats bacteria on broken, cracked and/or bleeding lips and should only be used for a very short time until the problem heals over.
- Camphor, Alum & Menthol - very drying and creates that tingling feeling that becomes a psychological need.
- Salicylic Acid or AHA or BHA exfoliating & anti-aging ingredients – exfoliate and dries out already dry lips.
- Flavored lip balms taste great, which sets up the desire to lick your lips more often, which again creates dry lips.