Can you get hooked on lip balm?
Yes you can get hooked on lip balms. It has been proven through many scientific studies by lip balm manufacturers, that lip balm can be addictive due to excessive use.
Although it may seem to you that you can’t go anywhere without lip balm and that it has become a part of you, this does not mean that you are addicted to it. BUT, it contains certain allergens that lead to dermatitis on the lips, and because of this, the skin of the lips is irritated and it requires more and more soothing balms.
If you notice discoloration or chapped skin on your lips, see a dermatologist and change your lip balm.
How Can You Get Rid Of Addiction On Lip Balm
Although this addiction seems very banal, it is very difficult to break free. One of the ways is to choose a lip balm that will not bother or dry out your lips in any way, but will nourish and protect them. Also, it is necessary to drastically reduce its use.
In general, you should not, and should not, apply lip balm more than three times a day. In the morning, in the evening before going to bed and possibly once during the day.
In addition, when you apply face cream, you also apply it to your lips, so they get the moisture they need.
In our previous post we wrote about cases when Carmex lip balm can be bad for your lips, most of them apply to any lip balm so make sure to check it out.
But the most important thing is to find a balm that contains:
- Vaseline, beeswax (cera alba) and/or ceramides (fats that help retain water)
- Urea or glycerin that help to increase the moisture of the lips, reduce irritation and help prevent cracking of the skin of the lips
- Dimethicone, a silicone oil that prevents drying and extends the life of the product
- Lanolin or coconut butter that softens, moisturizes and protects the lips
- SPF factor (at least 20) that protects the lips from the sun’s rays
Avoid these ingredients in lip balms: