Our lips are used in so many different activities – we use them in facial expressions, when we talk, when we eat, when we drink, when we laugh, and when we kiss. Given how much we use them, it’s important to keep your lips soft and supple and to keep the skin on your lips healthy.
The skin on your lips is comprised of only 3-5 cellular layers, which is why your lips can so easily start to bleed if they are chapped or dry, or if you pick the skin off them. In comparison, the skin on your face contains up to 16 cellular layers.
Given that your lip skin is only 3-5 layers deep, there are no sweat glands. This means that your lip skin doesn’t sweat and it doesn’t produce sebum, your skin’s natural oil. Without sweat and sebum, your lips dry out quicker than other parts of your skin. Dry skin is damaged quicker, which is why chapped lips are such a common occurrence. A lip balm effectively provides that protective layer that you would normally get from your skin’s natural oils. In covering your lips with a lip balm it does two things – first, it locks moisture in and second, it makes it harder for the heat and cold to dry out your lips.
Lip balms are great products for keeping the lips in top condition. Flavored lip balms are very popular but synthetic waxes, oils, and flavorings not only taste very artificial but if you are looking to rid your body of unwanted toxic chemicals, then you want to avoid them. When you have a skincare product that is applied close to your mouth, it is even more important to ensure that it is 100% safe.
Lip balms need to be hard enough to stay on the outer layer of the skin, and we don’t want it to penetrate too quickly into the skin. We need it to stay on the skin surface like a barrier, to help protect the lips from bad weather and moisture loss.
If you are suffering from dry, chapped lips, try our Chamomile Lip Scrub. The chamomile has healing compounds that are helpful for soothing and relieving irritation, plus sunflower oil has reparative effects on our skin.
Our Vitamin E Lip Balm has beeswax that will provide that protection for your lips. Avocado oil is a rich and nourishing oil from the flesh of the avocado fruit, high in amino acid proteins, Vitamins A, D and E, and potassium. It has Shea Butter that is extracted from Shea nuts from the Karite tree which grows in Ghana and is known for its rich moisturizing properties. Vitamin E is also one of the main skin vitamins and helps to heal, regenerate and nourish the skin while protecting the tissues from free radical damage.
To Use: Gently rub a small amount of the Lip Scrub over your lips with your finger. Rinse off with warm water and follow with the Vitamin E Lip Balm. The lip scrub is only needed 1-2 times a week, while the lip balm can be applied multiple times a day as needed.
*Our Natural Lip Care Bundle is just $6+tax and contains both our Vitamin E Lip Balm and also our Chamomile Lip Scrub.
Using all natural products on your body will leave you smiling more with your lovely soft lips!
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