Pros and Cons of Lip Balm

Treating your lips is as important as treating your nails, hairs, and skin problems regularly. No one likes cracked or chapped lips.

Burt's Bees Lip Balm
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Lip balms having mint, citrus, tea tree, lanolin, artificial flavors, fragrances, and eucalyptus. Sometimes vitamin e and sunscreen having chemicals can damage the lips making it look dull and dry. Few lip balms contain allergen which makes the lips rash and makes them look dry or chapped. The most trusted one would be to choose the non-allergenic lip balms to avoid any damage to the lips.

Pros or Advantages

  • Glossy and Shiny look

Use of lip balm gives you a visible attractive and glossy look. It is a temporary effect after using a renowned lip balm.

Burt's Bees Natural Moisturizing Lip Shimmer
Burt’s Bees Natural Moisturizing Lip Shimmer
  • Flavor and Fragrance

Lip balms may give you a pleasant fragrance with different flavors but this effect is also temporary.

  • Change in the tone of the lips

You can easily change the lip tone by using a good lip balm of any favorite color.

Cons or Disadvantages of using a Lip Balm

  • Cracking or drying of lips

Prolonged use of lip balm or its frequent use can cause irritation on the lips by making it look chapped and dry. Here is our recommendation to deal with cracking lips — Clarins Instant Light Lip Oil.  It feels so slick, smells like vanilla, and makes your lips super shiny while hydrating them at the same time. This product line altoghter has 7 variations and we have had all reviewed for you.

Clarins Instant Light Lip Oil

Clarins Instant Light Lip Oil

  • Chemicals

Chemicals used in the making of the lip balm not only damages the lips but also promotes cancer. The contents of the balm are usually mentioned. While buying the product you should check whether it contains harmful chemicals such as carcinogens, menthol, salicylic acid, phenol etc.

  • Contamination

While using a lip balm you should be careful to apply with the stick provided otherwise if you apply from the hands there is a chance of getting an infection on your lips and into your mouth. Many lip balms contain tube to prevent from getting contaminated.

  • Habit-Forming

It is a psychological trend to have lip balm in your bag and carry wherever you go. This is a habit forming or addictive psychology that is not easy to break.

Tips for buying a Lip Balm

You should always buy a lip balm that does not contain menthol, phenol, salicylic acid. These ingredients make the lips look drier.

You should always avoid using products containing carcinogens that promote cancer.

Use it in a limited manner. Avoid using artificially flavored and pleasant scents lip balm.