Autumn is here, adorned with its blanket of dead leaves, ready to blow its cold breath to dry our soft lips that still taste like summer… No seriously, this year, give us the gift, finally adopt a lip balm!
Lip balm is not just for women… Stop!
Lip balm is not lipstick, capisci? It is a protective treatment. Just like when you apply sunscreen to your skin to protect it from UV rays, lip balm protects your lips from the discomfort of the cold. Especially since its format makes it very practical, it can be taken anywhere and can be used for multiple purposes, to hydrate slightly dry hands, for example…
In addition, also a beauty treatment because, you are aware that, also for men, beautiful, smooth and full lips are an important asset of seduction…
Ok, but how do you choose one?
Bottom line, you want to avoid paraffin-filled lip balms…and there are plenty of them. In fact, although it helps to form a protective film on the lips, it is an occlusive ingredient that prevents the skin from breathing and therefore the elimination of toxins. Even if your lips feel well hydrated at first, eventually they are attacked by their own waste products (toxins). So you add a layer and the vicious cycle is launched! Oh, and for those who don’t know, paraffin is a derivative of petroleum… not very appetizing.
To choose one, you need to make sure that its first three ingredients (on the INCI list) are vegetable or essential oils, or beeswax.
Small selection of cream lip balms…
If you’re too lazy to look for paraffin, here’s a small selection of the crème de la crème. We tell you that they are not tinted…
Hooray is a brand of 100% natural lip balms, made with natural, cold-pressed and fair trade ingredients. It offers an infinite number of flavors (almond, coffee, banana, vanilla, coconut, grapefruit, lemon, liquorice) always without artificial aromas or colourings.
Note: Hooray also offers a fragrance-free lip balm if you prefer.
burt the bees
The Burt bees brand offers natural cosmetics based on bee products. Their concentrated beeswax lip balm has become a must-have that can be found in every pocket. Also, you don’t need to remind yourself of the benefits of beeswax… However, be aware that it does contain a hint of mint, which might put some people off.
The Pure Aloe brand is well known for its natural cosmetic care enriched with Aloe Vera gel. Now offering a 50% concentrated lip balm. The healing power of Aloe Vera gel makes this lip balm especially suitable for repairing very dry lips that are prone to cracking.
The badger sleeping balm
It is a «sleeping balm», therefore applicable at bedtime, which has two peculiarities. The first is to deeply nourish the lips with naturally rich ingredients… and the second is to calm restless spirits to find their way to the arms of Morpheus, thanks to its precious oils with relaxing properties.
Le Hundred (Lidl)
The famous lip balm from Lidl at €0.75, ranked Number 1 in the ranking of the best lipsticks UFC-que Choisir. What more can be said ? Its composition is healthy, its taste is pleasant, we still wonder why you don’t get off the couch to go to Lidl…
And a homemade lip balm, is that even possible?
In fact, if you’re a DIY fan, it ‘s super easy to make your own lip balm. You just need a little time and a few ingredients. It will also be a super nice gesture for our environment, since 0 waste…
How to use your lip balm?
As you may have understood, using it is one of those small gestures that help protect your skin in winter. But to use your lip balm, nothing difficult. One or two applications a day will be more than enough to have beautiful baby lips. If you really don’t dare to go out with lip balm, you can totally favor its application before bed. For this you have the Badger or Hooray night lip balm that are characterized by very rich compositions to nourish your lips in depth (and it tastes like death, guys).
And you, do you have any advice to take care of your lips? Already equipped with lip balm? Or which one are you going to set your sights on? Tell us in the comments!
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