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Best Chapstick For Men
How To Apply Chapstick
First try to apply it throughout the day. It's best to start from the bottom lip to the top and only apply 2-3 coats. Now this isn't the most important thing, but unless you don't mind having feminine mannerisms use these steps to apply your chapstick.
- Use a fist grip on your chapstick. You don't have to use a death grip, but keep a firm grip on your stick.
- Relax your lips. Do not pucker up. Simply allow your lips and your chapstick to meet. Also keep your lips closed, there's no need to have your mouth gaping open.
- Rub your lips together a little bit as you cap your chapstick.
Burt's Bees Honey Lip Balm
This is personally one of my favorites. This chapstick is made from all natural ingredients such as beeswax, cocoa butter, lanolin, vitamin E, and other natural products. This stick does a great job of moisturizer and healing chapped lips. Also there's is virtually no shine or smell after being applied so you don't have to worry about that. However it doesn't last the longest so it may have to be reapplied a few times, but you'll have to do that will all chapsticks eventually anyways.
Also one i use often. This is a very powerful chapstick. There are several different types you can use. Some of the most popular ones are lip medex, complete moisture, and others. They even have one specially made for men called RPM for men. The smell might take a day or two to get used to, but its not very noticeable. Blistex is guaranteed to heal your lips and keep them smooth. Depending on the type you get it may have more or less of a shine. Lip medex and RPM have very little shine to them.
Vaseline does a great job at protecting and hydrating your lips. It creates a physical barrier for your lips. Also it's very cheap, and comes in pots you won't have to buy often. It may be a bit hard to carry around, but you don't really have to. When using Vaseline you really just have to apply it before bed and maybe in the morning. The only downside to it is that it does create quite shine on your lips however if you want you can just use it before bed and some other chapstick throughout the day.
RetaW Design Lip Balm
This is definitely one of the best chapsticks you can find for men. It has a sleek cool design and is from Japan. It contains several natural ingredients such as Candelilla Wax and oils such as rosemary oil. RetaW is probably almost as powerful as Blistex, and keeps your lips extremely hydrated. Also it will leave little to no shine on your lips with just a slight mint smell. RetaW is convenient, stylish, and effective. The only downside to it is it's a little hard to find and costs a little more than other chapsticks.
Carmex is another chapstick worth mentioning. Carmex is quite powerful as well, and is very easy to find. Also it is fairly inexpensive. It contains beeswax and camphor. It does create some shine and is not absorbed as easily as other chapsticks. It is important to use this throughout the day which can be a hassle, but if you do, it will leave your lips smooth and hydrated.
Alternating Your Sticks
Sometimes it's best if you alternate which type of chapstick you use. This is to prevent your lips from becoming addicted or immune to the chapstick and stop working. While this may or may not happen to you it's important to be aware of the condition of your lips.
What's Your Favorite Chapstick Brand?
- RetaW Fragment Design Lip Balm (Black)
A limited edition retaW x Fragment Design Lip Balm - relief for dry, chapped lips.