When it comes to lip care there are quite a few myths floating around. Can you get addicted to lip balm? Should children use lip care products? Should you just leave your lips alone? Find answers to these questions and more here!
#1 You don’t need to care for your lips
Unlike other areas of skin on your body, your lips don’t have sweat or sebaceous glands which means they are unable to produce sebum. This naturally occurring substance protects lips against heat and cold and provides moisture but as your lips don’t produce it, this means they are at risk of drying out. This means you need to keep them moisturised with a lip balm that has the most natural ingredients you can find.
#2 Lip care can make your lips drier
Dry and chapped lips are caused by stress, hormonal issues such as pregnancy, or environmental factors such as cold or hot weather. Taking care of them with a good quality, natural product using organic ingredients is the best way to moisturise them and keep them healthy. Not using any form of lip care will result in them becoming or staying dry and sore.
#3 Lip care is addictive
Using lip balm and taking care of your pout is not addictive. By looking after this delicate skin and keeping it in good shape, you will notice a positive change in how it looks and feels. Ensuring that this level of care is maintained in order to see and feel the benefits is the only ‘addictive’ side effect of lip care.
#4 Lipstick can replace lip balm
Not really, no. Conventional lipsticks cannot replace lip balm as they do not contain any of the caring, gentle ingredients that quality lip balms do. If however you are purchasing one of our gorgeous selection of lip paints or lipsticks that come in plastic-free packaging and are made with natural, moisturising ingredients. We would still always suggest putting on a slick of lip balm before you apply lip colour to allow for optimum moisture retention and a smoother layer of colour.
#5 Children should avoid lip care
Children’s skin is even more delicate and sensitive than ours and as such we should ensure we help them to take good care of it. Particularly in the summer and winter months, using a natural and organic lip balm on your child can help keep their lips healthy, not irritated, and protected.