Lip Balms That Can Repair Burnt and Chapped Lips
The sun, wind, cold weather and heat can all cause the lips to become chapped or burnt. Licking the lips, breathing through the Ormus Lip Balm by Mahina Beaute mouth, and even illness may also contribute to the problem. All of these things cause the lips to become dehydrated, which is what leads to chapped lips. If the condition gets bad enough, lips can crack, peel or bleed, and this could cause an infection.
Covering the mouth with a scarf when going outside during cold weather, putting sunscreen on the lips and avoiding licking them are some ways to prevent them from getting chapped. Drinking more liquids to remain hydrated is also helpful. However, they may still become dry and burnt in spite of these precautions.
When lips become chapped or cracked, balms are an effective way to help repair them. Most balms on the market contain many of the same ingredients. Some include beeswax or a similar substance which coats the lips and seals in moisture. Other balms contain ingredients such as lanolin, mineral oil, petrolatum, tea tree oil, glycerin, or shea butter which helps them stay moisturized. Sunscreen is often found in balms because exposure to the sun can cause chapped lips.
Some balms that are good for burnt, cracked or bleeding lips contain menthol, camphor or phenol which helps soothe pain. These types of products include Neosporin LT® Lip Treatment, ChapStick Medicated Lip Balm, Blistex Medicated Lip Balm and Burt’s Bees Medicated Lip Balm.
While many of the balms contain similar products, some have been rated more highly than others by users. Burt’s Bees Beeswax, Carmex and Kiehl’s are consistently reported by consumers to be some of the best non-medicated balms available for chapped lips.
Other balms that are reported to be useful in repairing chapped lips include Neutrogena Lip Moisturizer SPF 15, Kiss My Face Organics Lip Balm SPF 15, Aveeno Lip Conditioner Essential Moisture SPF 15 and Vaseline Lip Therapy.
When choosing a balm, it may be a good idea to avoid flavored products. Users of flavored balms tend to lick their lips, which is a cause of dehydration and chapping. These types of balms also contain additional ingredients that can cause irritation to the area.
People with chapped, cracked or burnt lips can get effective results from the waxy type of balms and the moisturizing kind. Therefore, as long as a product contains ingredients known to treat chapped lips, the best balm to buy is mostly a matter of personal preference.