Health Tip – Jan. 11 – Not All Lip Balms Are Created Equal
With the low temperatures, you’ll probably be turning to lip balm to protect your lips. Before you apply any of it, check the ingredient list. If your lip balm has phenols, don’t use it. These compounds will actually strip off the top layer of your lips. Instead, opt for a moisturizing lip balm instead. It will keep your lips’ natural protective layer safe and sound.
Prevention is also a key to keeping your lips soft and subtle. Avoid licking your lips, especially when out in the cold. Try to keep your home humidity levels up as well. A cool mist humidifier in the bedroom at night will not only keep your lips from drying out, but your sinuses and throat as well.
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