No lip look is going to be successful if your lips are dry, flaky, and chapped. That’s why it’s so important to start with prepped lips that are hydrated and smooth. A moisturizing lip balm is light and has minimal to no color, yet amps up the hydration so that your lips look healthy, glowy, and ready for a swipe of lipstick or gloss. Lip balm is just one of those essential beauty products that we reach for daily.
That’s why we wanted to shout out lip balm in this post, sharing its many benefits, as well as highlighting our own hydrating Juvia’s Place balms that will keep your lips looking moisturized and lush.
Lip Balm Adds Moisture and Helps Heal Dry Lips
The biggest plus from using lip balm is that your lips are going to look much more hydrated. Whether it’s dry hot or cold weather, not drinking enough water, constantly licking your lips, or even a health issue, lips tend to get dry, and then chapped. The skin on the lips is actually thinner than on our face, and thus more vulnerable to the elements. And like your facial skin, lips need to stay moisturized. A good lip balm will keep your lips lush, and the hydration will also help them heal faster from dryness, cracks, and flaking. You can add sun protection with a lip balm containing SPF.
Our vegan and cruelty free Nourishing Lip Balm, which comes in Mango, Passion Fruit, Peppermint, and Sweet Berries, contains rich baobab, manketti, jojoba, and sunflower butters. The formula also is free of parabens, talc, mineral oil, and phthalates, so you get all the moisture, without the bad stuff.
Your Lips Will Look Softer and Plumper After Using Lip Balm
Skin that gets properly hydrated looks softer, more youthful, and plump. The same goes for the skin on the lips. You’ll have a barrier of protection against the elements, and look fabulous! This moisturized and smooth canvas is the perfect foundation for any lip look you plan on doing.
Lip Balm Provides a Subtle Flush of Color
Another great feature of lip balm is that many lip balms, including our Nourishing Lip Balm in Passion Fruit (along with our other versions), offer a subtle flush of color that you can build up to your liking. This creates a healthy looking, flattering hue that is like your lips, but better. A tinted lip balm is great when you want to look natural, but also want some extra oomph, and a bit of color on the lips.
Lip Balm Feels Lighter than Lipstick and Lip Gloss
In addition to often offering some color and moisturizing protection, lip balm also has the benefit of feeling light. You can swipe on some lip balm and forget it’s on. It doesn’t feel heavy, cakey, or goopy, like some lipsticks and lip glosses can. This also makes it perfect for layering under other lip products. Want some more definition and color? Just pair your lip balm with a neutral lip liner!
Alternative Uses for Lip Balm
Lip balm works wonders for your lips, but it is a lifesaver for other parts of your face and body! It will also add some moisture to dry spots like your cuticles, elbows, and the tip of your nose during a cold, tame flyaways and eyebrow hairs that won’t stay put, add some glow to the cheeks as a highlighter, make your perfume last (apply a bit to your pulse points before spritzing), and more. This makes lip balm a true multitasker.