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Can You Be Addicted to Lip Balm?


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Can You Be Addicted to Lip Balm?

How Bad Is It?

Is it bad for your lips to reapply lip balm all day?

“It’s true that some people get addicted to the slick feel of balm and crave it even if their lips aren’t chapped,” says Melissa Piliang, M.D., a dermatologist at Cleveland Clinic. “It becomes compulsive, like hair twirling.”

But you won’t do any damage to your lips as long as you are aware of “cooling” products with phenol or menthol, which cause your lips to become dry if overused. Because your lips don’t have oil glands, they require a fair amount of moisture.

“Wind, sun and cold can break down the lips’ protective outer layer, so they need nourishing all year long,”  says Dr. Piliang.

Sunflower and BeeLook for products with organic ingredients and super-hydrators like sunflower seed oil and shea butter; beeswax is good too, as it helps seal in moisture.

For specific body care ingredients to beware of see our recent Movement blog, “5 Toxic Ingredients in Body Care Products.”

comment_2Do you have a tried-and-true lip product that you can’t live without? Please share with our readers below!

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Do you rely on lip balm to soothe chapped lips?

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Leigh-Ann Ross
Leigh-Ann Ross
4 years ago

The new Norwex Lip balm is my favourite right now!! They leave my lips feeling super soft, and I like how big they are!

Christy Balch
Christy Balch
4 years ago

Have to have my Timeless Lip Balm!!!!!!

Kim Metzger
Kim Metzger
4 years ago

Go to lip balm, Bert’s bees mango. Ummmm.

Mikki Ross
Mikki Ross
4 years ago

I make my own, because I use so much

Ryan Leigh Runyon
Ryan Leigh Runyon
4 years ago

I have lip balms tucked in several places! In the kitchen, bathrooms, bedside table, purse, tote bag….

Bonnie Andre
Bonnie Andre
3 years ago

I am addicted but have switched to Timeless Lip Balm. I need to order more as one is not enough.