Do you always feel like you need to apply balm to keep your lips hydrated?
This phenomenon can be very real with lip balms bought in high-volume stores. Why? 🤔 Because of some inexpensive ingredients that big brands use, such as petrolatum. 🚫 These formulas do not nourish the skin. It prevents moisture from escaping the lips and air from entering to protect them. Petrolatum, sourced from crude oil, can cause irritation or allergic reactions that dry out the lips. 🛢 The drier the lips, the more product you apply, and that's how you end up into a vicious cycle. ♾ Other irritating substances to be avoided are fragrance, camphor, menthol, and salicylic acid. This is why it’s essential to read the ingredients before buying a lip balm.