Lip Balms for Winter Lip Care

Lip Balms for Winter Lip Care The skin of the lips is very thin and delicate. Besides, it doesn’t have sweat glands and thus is devoid of the usual protection layer of sweat and body oils which keep the skin smooth and soft. That’s why the lips dry out faster than typical face skin and become chapped more easily, especially in winter. For these reasons, you need to buy special lip balm for winter lip care to keep your lips soft, smooth and supple.

Lip balm is a wax-like cosmetic product applied to the lips to keep them hydrated and relieve dry or chapped lips. Besides, there are medicated lip balms that also help to treat cold sores, stomatitis and angular cheilitis. Lip balms are formulated with wax or wax-like substances (paraffin, petroleum jelly, lanolin, vegetable oils) that create an occlusive layer on the lip surface to seal moisture and protect the lips from external factors such as cold temperatures and dry air.

Low-quality lip balms prevent moisture loss while they’re on the lips but they don’t moisturise and relieve chapped or dry lips. However, in winter the lips need extra protection, so this won’t be enough. For good winter lip care, you need to buy lip balm with vegetable oils and other natural ingredients that will provide your lips with moisture and nutrients, keep them hydrated, and protect them from external exposure.

People have long used vegetable oils as moisturisers. For example, coconut oil is valued for its high saturated fat content, which makes it a great emollient that is resistant to rancidification. You can apply food-grade coconut oil to your lips to keep them soft, smooth and hydrated. Unfortunately, you can’t just put a jar of coconut oil in your purse and reapply it whenever you need. That’s when lip balms with coconut oil come to rescue.

For example, Coconut Handmade Lip Balm by Ambra (Lviv Private Soap Factory, Ukraine) is formulated with unrefined organic coconut oil, beeswax, shea butter, and olive oil. The product has pronounced antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, protective, regenerative, moisturising, and nourishing properties. It prevents dry and chapped lips, stimulates skin renewal, and makes the lips soft and supple. The balm is free of artificial preservatives, fragrances and colourants, petroleum products, and other potentially harmful or irritating ingredients.

If your lips are already peeling, it’s tempting to pick at them to relieve symptoms. However, pulling at peeling skin doesn’t actually provide relief. On the contrary, it causes pain, leads to bleeding, prolongs the healing process, and exposes your lips to infection. If your lips crack and peel, you need special lip balms that provide extra hydration, as well as prevent infection and speed up the healing process. Such lip balms usually contain a blend of vegetable oils, other moisturising ingredients (for example, aloe vera leaf juice), and antiseptic ingredients such as essential oils or beeswax.

Aloe Lip Balm by Aromatika is specifically designed to take care of dry and chapped lips. Its key ingredients are coconut oil, castor oil, sesame oil, cocoa butter, beeswax, aloe vera leaf extract, lavender essential oil, and vitamin E (tocopherol). Vegetable oils contained in the product have a pronounced moisturising and nourishing effect due to their high fatty acid content. Lavender essential oil has antiseptic properties, while aloe vera extract soothes the lips. Finally, beeswax accelerates the healing and protects the lips from external exposure.

In winter, we become more susceptible to some lip diseases, such as angular cheilitis (inflammation of one or more corners of the mouth), stomatitis (inflammation of the mouth and lips), and cold sores (oral herpes). To treat them, you’ll need medicated lip balm. Such balms contain analgesic, healing and soothing ingredients such as phenol, salicylic acid, camphor, menthol, etc.

One of the most popular brands of medicated lip balm is Carmex. Its key active ingredients include camphor, menthol, salicylic acid, and phenol. Carmex lip balms were invented as a treatment for cold sores, but they also soothe chapped lips, speed up their healing, and provide hydration.

For example, Carmex Classic Lip Balm Medicated Cherry Tube contains white petrolatum, lanolin, beeswax, cocoa butter, camphor, menthol, phenol, and sun protection ingredients (oxybenzone and octinoxate). It moisturises and softens the lips, makes them smooth, protects them from the environment (including UV rays), and produces an anti-inflammatory, antiseptic and cooling effect.

Natural lip balms, like the ones we’ve listed above, have a long-lasting effect. Vegetable oils and other natural ingredients deeply nourish and moisturise the skin of the lips, keep the moisture sealed in, and make the lips soft, smooth and supple.

You can buy natural and organic lip balms for winter lip care in our online shop Organic Store. We offer a great selection of lip care products by various brands, including Carmex, EOS, Aromatika, Home Doctor, Ambra, Cococare, Sierra Bees, Organic Kitchen, Triuga, and more.

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