Lip balms are one of the most commonly used lip care products, especially during winters. One common issue we all face during the chilly season is dry and chapped lips and that's when this product is our saviour. 

However, not all of us have this useful product in our beauty kit. Why? Well, lip balms have numerous benefits for your lips and you must make them a part of your beauty routine. Here's why. 

Treatment For Dry And Chapped Lips

Your lips are made of very thin skin and this is one reason why they get dry and chapped so easily. Lip balm is a thick product which when applied to the lips moisturises the dry tissues of the lips. It further protects your lips when your face is exposed to excess wind, cold or sun rays. Lip balms also help in reducing the pain which is caused due to drynes and heals the lip tissues quickly. 

Young And Soft Lips

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We all want our lips to look soft and beautiful. However, with age, our lips start to get those lines which makes them look old and dull. To prevent your lip skin from ageing, it is best to keep them moisturised with a lip balm all day long. It helps you keep the lips plump and softens the lines. 

Prevents Pain

When you have dry lips, your lips start to flake out and even bleed in some cases. This is because the skin isn't hydrated enough. Lip balms provide your lips the much-required hydration by keeping them moisturised. This prevents the pain caused by dryness. 

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Protects The New Skin Cells

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Do you know, your lips flush out toxins at night and produce new skin cells? Your lips lose all their moisture at night during this process. It is thus, very important to moisturise your lips at night with a lip balm. This protects the new skin cells. 

Hint Of Natural Colour

Your lips may start to look dark and dull due to excessive smoking among other factors. Many lip balms come with a hint of colour. These lip balms can give your lips that natural colour. 

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Smooth Application Of Lipsticks

If you are a lipstick lover then you know how lips start to get dry with regular usage. Using a lip balm underneath your lipstick not only makes the application smooth but also prevents your lips from getting dry. 

Protects Lips From Damage

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Our lips are exposed to different temperatures, hot and cold which may harm your skin. Applying a layer of lip balm protects your skin from different environmental factors which may damage the skin of your lips in the long run. 

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How To Make Your Own Natural Lip Balm?

lip balm at home

Lip balms are available in a variety in the market. However, many of them are packed with chemicals these days and they can harm your skin. Also, there are many which come in colours or fragrances that you may not personally like. In this case, you can prepare a lip balm at home using a few ingredients.

This shea butter lip balm is easy to make and effective in treating all your lip related problems. 

Ingredients Required:

  • 1 Tbsp Shea Butter
  • 1 Tbsp Beeswax
  • 1 Tbsp Coconut Oil
  • 1 Tsp Honey
  • Few Drops Of Essential Oil

Directions:

  • In a bowl, add shea butter, beeswax and coconut oil. Place the glass bowl on a double boiler and once the ingredients melt. Mix well. 
  • Add in honey and essential oil. Stir well. 
  • Let the mix cool down and then transfer to a container. 
  • Apply this lip balm whenever you feel dryness. This lip balm is prepared using natural ingredients and doesn't have any side effects. 

Lips balms are indeed a must have product in your makeup bag. For more such stories, stay tuned!