My lips are taking a beating this winter. The dry, cold air was making them scaly, chapped and sometimes painful. Many conventional lip balms contain chemical ingredients like parabens and petroleum. (Look here to learn about why these are bad). Natural lip balms use safer ingredients and can help soothe those sore, chapped lips.
Here are some good ingredients to look for:
Hempseed Oil: One of my favorites. This oil contains essential fatty acids that hydrate the lips and both seal and coat the lip skin.
Aloe Vera: Especially good for wind-burned lips (think skiers and snow boarders), aloe vera can also ease pain and reduce inflammation.
Vitamin E: This antioxidant helps regenerate vitamin C in the skin cells and helps with collagen formation.
Sweet Almond Oil: A great moisturizer with antioxidant properties to help soothe lips. Continue reading “Natural Lip Relief”Read More