When the temperature drops, lip balm is one of the first few things that people reach out for. The cold weather causes the delicate skin on our lips to become dry and chapped. Hence, it’s natural to look for ways to moisturise them.
However, like the skin and hair, there are several myths surrounding lip care too. We have heard some of the most ridiculous ones and bet you’ve come across them too. Thus, we’ve taken it upon ourselves to debunk some common lip care myths once and for all! Read on.
- Myth 01: Lick your lips to heal them
- Myth 02: Lips don’t require SPF
- Myth 03: Lipstick works as lip balm
- Myth 04: Children don’t need lip care
Myth 01: Lick your lips to heal them
Do you often find yourself licking your lips when they get dry? Well here’s some news you weren’t ready for - you are making the situation worse. It may make your lips feel better for a while, but saliva contains acids which will evaporate quickly and dehydrate your lips. Use a lip balm with nourishing oils and butter such as the Vaseline Lip Therapy Original to prevent dryness.
Myth 02: Lips don’t require SPF
Uh, yes, they do! Your lips contain less amount of melanin and hence are more susceptible to sun damage. The natural pigment of your lips helps filter the harmful UV rays and hence need to be protected. Look for a lip balm that contains SPF to shield your lips from sun damage.
Myth 03: Lipstick works as lip balm
These days, several lipstick formulas contain nourishing ingredients, thereby eliminating the need to apply lip balm. But the truth is that these conventional lipsticks do not contain as many gentle and caring ingredients as a lip balm does. Thus it can never really replace the latter.
Myth 04: Children don’t need lip care
While it is okay to prevent children from using makeup products because their skin is delicate and sensitive, the same does not apply to their lips. In fact, their skin is more susceptible to dryness and therefore something natural and gentle such as the Vaseline Aloe Fresh Petroleum Jelly should be used on their lips to curb dryness.