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6 Lip Balm Myths Debunked

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Do you love lip balm? You know we do. There's something about the smooth, creamy texture and the way it makes our lips feel that just makes us happy. But what if we told you that what you thought you knew about lip balm was wrong? In this blog post, we are going to debunk six common lip balm myths. You will learn the truth about lip balm, why certain ingredients make lips drier, and much more!

Myth #01: Lip balm is called chapstick

This one is actually true, sort of. Chapstick is lip balm, but not all lip balm is chapstick (PS: Chapstick is actually a brand). In fact, the first lip balm was actually called “Fleet’s Chap Stick”, named after inventor  Dr. Charles Brown Fleet. It was created using camphor, wax, and petrolatum. The term "lip balm" is now used to refer to any type. Pst: we always prefer calling it lip balm 😊

Myth #02: Lip balm is only for chapped lips

This myth is false. While lip balm is great for restoring dry, chapped lips, it can also be used to protect your lips from the sun and wind, keep them hydrated, and add a little color. Some customers also use lip balm as an all-purpose balm for their cuticles, dry elbows, heels of their feet, and under their nose.

Myth #03: Lip balm makes your lips drier

This myth is false. The right lip balm can help to protect your lips from the elements and keep them hydrated. However, if you are using a lip balm that contains petroleum, menthol, or camphor, it may make your lips feel drier.

Myth #04: All lip balms are made of the same ingredients

This myth is also false. Lip balms can contain a variety of ingredients, including beeswax, cocoa butter, avocado oil, coconut oil, shea butter, and vitamin E. Eco Lips balms never contains ingredients like petroleum, carmine, preservatives, or artificial colorants.

Myth #05: If your lips are already dry, you should stop using lip balm

This myth is also false. If your lips are dry, using a lip balm that contains omega-rich fatty acids like coconut oil, baobab, shea butter should do the trick. Just avoid minty or camphor-infused balms as well as petroleum when your lips need fixed.

Myth #06: You don't need to use SPF lip balm in the winter

This myth is also false. You need lip balm all year round, but especially in the winter when the cold, dry air can dehydrate your lips. That paired with the intensity of UV rays in the summer (think skiing or mountain climbing), is asking for lip disaster!

So there you have it, six lip balm myths debunked! Now that you know the truth, be sure to stock up on your favorite lip balms and keep them in your bag, car, and desk for when your lips need a little TLC.

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