Do you want gorgeous, kissable lips like these? Then read on...
Unlike the rest of our skin and face our lips do not produce sebum (which is the main ingredient in what you might think of as your body’s natural oils) That is why our lips get chapped and dehydrated, especially in the dry and cold seasons. It is important for us to wear lip balm all year round to shield our lips from dry air, wind, and especially hot and cold temperatures.
Mineral oil or Paraffin (cheap by-products of petroleum) based lip balms draw moisture away from the lips making you lick them which ends up drying them out even more. To avoid this, you should try to look for a lip balm that contains shea butter or beeswax which attracts moisture from the air to the lips and conditions them. You might be surprised to hear that famous brands like Carmex, Dior and Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream all contain petroleum-based ingredients.
If you are using the right lip balm you shouldn't have to constantly reapply. So next time you go to buy a lip balm – have a close look at the ingredient list. And make sure it contains the right ingredients to help keep your lips soft for longer. Don’t we all long for smooth kissable lips?!
Here are some natural balms I love:
Eve Taylor Seal & Protect Moisturising Lip Balm SPF10
This natural deeply nourishing and hydrating lip balm contains a blend of Shea Butter, Beeswax and Jojoba Oils and Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide giving broad spectrum sun protection. With Peppermint, Spearmint and Orange essential oils which cool and refresh the lips and smells just divine £4.80
Eve Taylor Teen Lip Balm SPF10
This natural deeply nourishing and hydrating lip balm contains a blend of Shea Butter, Beeswax and Jojoba Oils and Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide giving broad spectrum sun protection. With Peppermint, Spearmint and Orange essential oils which cool and refresh the lips and smells just divine. keeping teens lips hydrated, soft and gorgeous all day long. £4.80
TEMPLESPA LIP DEFENCE SPF 30 Protecting Lip Balm
A clear, deeply hydrating, anti-pollution lip balm formulated with broad-spectrum SPF 30 and blue light protection. Daily lip protection against the elements, with the added goodness of vitamins C and E and sodium hyaluronate to deeply nourish and repair. £15.00
TEMPLESPA POUT PERFECTION Melting Lip Butter Gloss
Introducing POUT PERFECTION Melting Lip Butter Gloss. Enriched with a blend of organic oils of castor, almond and green coffee for instant lip nourishment. A miracle shade that looks fab on everyone! A high shine gloss-cream that instantly melts on the lips! It feels incredible I can't wear lipstick as I find it too drying and is stunning and so comfortable to wear. £15.00
Hope you found this useful.