Many women use lip balm, especially in winter. It seems like it's the only way to soften your lips when they're dry and chapped. In your quest to compensate for dryness, however, you sometimes don't realize that you're applying too much conditioner too often. What does misuse of this product lead to and how does it affect the lips?
Your lips may become even drier
Balms contain ingredients that cause irritation and dryness in the skin of the lips, which is particularly sensitive and thin. Among them are camphor, menthol, fragrances, salicylic acid, vitamin E. Although vitamin E is an antioxidant and moisturizer, when it is overdone it can have the opposite effect.
May cause irritation around the lips
If you have noticed that sometimes the skin around you also cracks and splits, this may be caused by excessive use of conditioner. It is not recommended to apply conditioner more than 3 times a day because it can lead to dryness and irritation.
Your lips can become inert
Balsam in large quantities and applied often makes the skin of the lips inert and blocks the natural processes in it. Thus, you reduce the possibility of the skin moisturizing itself by reducing the secretion of natural oils.
Balm is addictive
It is entirely possible to become addicted to applying lip balm. The more often you put it on, the drier they get without it. This makes you reapply the product again and again. The ingredients in it have an addictive effect on the skin.
To get rid of this vicious cycle, you can try making a homemade lip balm made with natural ingredients and no artificial harmful additives.