Lip balm is the best product to help repair and care for your lips. Applied daily, a great organic lip balm will help keep the skin of your lips moisturised and healthy. We stock the Hurraw lip balm brand because not only does it offer 21 distinct natural flavours to our New Zealand and International customers, but because they are packed full of cold pressed organic oils which are known to help repair, protect and hydrate your lips.
Benefits Of Regularly Using Natural Lip Balms
While they don’t receive as much care and attention as our skin does, our lips are in fact one of the most environmentally susceptible and sensitive parts of our body. Cold wind and hot sun can play havoc with our lips, so protecting them from exposure to varying weather conditions is really important.
The skin on your lips is very thin and the blood supply for it is right below the skin surface, which gives them their red or pink appearance. Your lips, unlike the rest of your skin, does not have any oil glands. That means it is unable to produce the natural oils it needs to prevent chapping, dehydration and cracking. Licking your lips may moisten them for a moment, but when your saliva dries, it also takes away with it any natural moisture that may have been there.
Lip balms and lip gloss can also offer protection from the sun. As our lips do not contain melanin, they do not have any natural protection against the sun’s rays. Peeling often occurs with sun exposure, which can lead to bleeding and infection. In this case, prevention is much better than a cure.
How Do Lip Balms Work?
Anyone who has had dry lips before will understand the discomfort they can cause and hopefully experienced the relief that a lip balm has given them. That’s because lip balms do two things; firstly, they moisturise your lips, usually with vitamin E and secondly, they contain ingredients which seal the moisture in, which is usually some form of wax.
The best lip balms contain more than one type of sealing wax to help give you extra long-lasting results, such as beeswax and will also have extra moisturising ingredients such as shea butter and coconut, olive or almond oil. Some also include natural flavours, such as chocolate, chai, or cinnamon.
With a range of lip balm containers available, you are able to choose the one which offers the type of application you prefer; by tube, using a brush or with your finger. By choosing a lip care balm made from organic ingredients, you will be not only avoiding the use of non-renewable resources such as petroleum and other nasty toxic chemicals, but will also be ensuring your lips are soft, smooth and healthy everyday.