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What Type of Lip Balm Should You Use?

Updated on January 10, 2018

Lips are one of the sexiest parts of a woman. If it is not cracked, chapped, or flaky, that is! Lip problems are very common since it is caused by natural factors like the weather, temperature, and mannerisms like lip-licking. However, ladies can still prevent having ugly lips by using lip balms. It is important to know the types of lip balms in the market to know which one suit you best.

Lavera Lip Balm with SPF15
Lavera Lip Balm with SPF15 | Source

Sunscreen

Dryness is the most common cause of lip problem. Exposure from the sun rays dries the lips and can even trigger sunburn. A lip balm with sunscreen can help shield your lips from the heat of the sun. So if you find yourself always under the sun, or if you are heading out to the beach, keep a lip balm with sunscreen with you. See that the balm contains SPF 4 or higher.

YSL Exfoliating Lip Balm
YSL Exfoliating Lip Balm | Source

Exfoliation

When your lips have already suffered from cracks, dryness, windburn, etcetera, it needs healing. There are lip balms which focus on exfoliating the lips. Use a lip balm that contains vitamin E. This can help your lips return to its natural beauty and keep it soft and smooth.

Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm
Burt's Bees Tinted Lip Balm | Source

Tinted

If you want to nourish your lips but still keep it both natural-looking and healthy, go for tinted lip balms. Tinted lip balms may have any or all capabilities of other balms plus a touch of color. Nothing helps lips look healthy more than a pinkish tint. It also makes your lips look more natural compared to a lipstick’s heavy shade.

Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Moisture Plump
Sally Hansen Natural Beauty Moisture Plump | Source

Plumper

Full lips are sexy lips. Plumping lip balms are the newest craze in the beauty market. This type of lip balm keeps your puckers soft, smooth, and pouty! How? They contain capsicum which is a special ingredient that makes your lips plumper. Capsicum is the same component that can be found in peppers.

ChapStick Medicated
ChapStick Medicated | Source

Medicated

Medicated lip balms are all for comfort and healing. It helps keep your lips smooth while giving a cool feeling. They contain analgesic and skin protectant. This is best for lips suffering from cold sores, blisters, and severe cracks.

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    • thesingernurse profile image

      Tina Siuagan 

      6 years ago from Rizal, Philippines

      Your hub taught me that a medicated lip balm is available in the market. Luckily, I don't have the so-called lip problems, but such information is worth sharing with others.

      Just like most women out there, I'm also a big fan of lip balms. I use some flavored and glittered stuff from Victoria Secret and I often bring it wherever I go. Applying lip balms to me is a way to increase my self confidence. I'd compensate for the lips what I can't for beauty. Lol.

      Thanks for sharing this informative read. :)

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