Chapped Lips and Cold Weather

by Karen Brooks on November 3, 2011

The holiday season is approaching! Which also means the weather is getting colder and the air around us is becoming cooler. On the downside, this causes your lips to become dry. Did you know: Your lips do not contain oil glands, causing them to dry out naturally. This season’s weather only contributes more to the dryness, also known as chapped lips, if you don’t use lip balm.

Chapped lips are caused by:

  • Dryness of the air during winter when there is less humidity
  • UV rays in summer or winter can damage our lips
  • Lack of water in our body when we do not drink enough water
  • Allergic reactions

As the weather gets colder, you will see more advertisements of lip balm and drug stores and your local supermarkets will have lip balms on sale and become more visible to consumers. Unfortunately, not all lip balms are created equal.

Do you know what ingredients are in the lip balms you are buying?
An active ingredient in most major brands of lip balms is petrolatum. This can actually increase the frequency of chapped lips instead of decreasing. Also, other key ingredients may not help. According to webmd.com, “Many ingredients can cause dryness and irritation, including eucalyptus, menthol, and camphor”. Even the artificial flavorings that make your lip balms smell good are contributing to the dryness, instead of helping you.

However, Young Living is offering this holiday season, a beautifully packaged three lip balm gift set you can give as gift giving items for your loved ones. In this package you will find Cinnamint, Lavender and Grapefruit lip balms. These lip balms are different from those you find at your local drugstores because it includes natural ingredients. Key ingredients in all three lip balms include:

  • Jojoba oil- prevents your lips from dehydrating.
  • Wolfberry seed oil- moisturizes lips.
  • Rosehip oil- maintains natural moisture balance in skin.
  • Vitamin E- antioxidant that is essential for lip balm base.

Individually, each lip balm in the trio has different scents for a certain reason. For example, cinnamon essential oil is added, not only for the great scent, but because it is an excellent antioxidant. Lavender is soothing and nourishes the skin and grapefruit refreshes dry lips.

Most importantly, all the ingredients are natural, unlike most major brands of lip balms.

 

Reference: http://www.youngliving.us/pdfs/PIP_Grapefruit_Lip_Balm.pdf

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