Summer is one of the worst seasons for your lips. Despite the high humidity in much of the region, lips go through high heat, blazing sun, and just plain old wear and tear. They can get chapped, reddened, dried out, and can even peel. But if you know how to take care of them properly, they can be oh so soft. Many people pay so much attention to the products they’re using on their face, legs and hands and yet, give little thought to the lip balm or lip gloss they’re applying to their lips multiple times throughout the day. Our lips are one of the most sensitive and environmentally susceptible parts of our body, yet, many consumers thoughtlessly purchase and use commercialized lip brands that not only contain harmful ingredients but additionally, do nothing to naturally soften and protect the lips. So why is it important to use an all-natural lip balm?
Well, for starters, to avoid Petrolatum. This petroleum off-shoot unnaturally coats the lip surface and does not allow it to naturally rid itself of bacteria. In essence, it holds bacteria hostage on lips and can further permit such toxins access to the highly susceptible mucus membranes of the mouth. On an even more concerning note, petrolatum has also been linked to breast cancer.
Secondly, it’s important to utilize an all-natural lip balm in order to avoid the vicious “addiction” cycle that occurs with artificial lip healers. Why do so many people use a commercialized brand that forces them to reapply numerous times throughout the day? Well, so many popular commercial brands tell consumers that they supposedly medicate and heal the lips. In actuality, they end up further drying the lips (and creating a “lip balm addiction”) with their unnatural petroleum-based ingredients.
If you suffer from chapped lips or battle the elements of a dry, cold climate, it is key to use a lip balm that uses proven natural moisturizers (like Coconut Oil and Shea Butter) and natural protective barriers (such as Beeswax) in order to retain a naturally soft, breathable protective barrier for the lips.
Pina Colada Lip Balm
Mojito Lip Balm
Green Fairy Absinthe Lip Balm
Margarita Lip Balm
Black Cherry Lip Balm