When I first started using lip balm, was when I first travelled to a cold place. My lips got very dry and chapped, even kinda itchy, and the tips of my fingers got also chapped to the point that it would bleed from time to time. I thought I was dehydrated, but no matter how much water I would drink, my lips and fingers would still be dry and hurting.
I decide then to buy a lip balm for the first time and started using everyday before living the house. In the beginning it felt good, my lips were healed and they felt great, but once the winter was over and I stopped using the lip balm, my lips continued being chapped and dry, even though the weather was warmer and the humidity was higher. After researching a bit about it, I found out that many lip balms contain acids and humectants such as hyaluronic acid and glycerin, that actually make your lips even worse after continuous use. After that I didn’t know what to do, so I started buying different brands to see what could work, until I found one that it was pretty simple in its ingredients, some kind of organic stuff, I didn’t care much though. But it worked. It felt a bit like spreading butter to my lips in the beginning, but it felt good and after healing and stopping to use it, they continued hydrated and smooth.
So, what actually is the secret behind a good lip balm? It’s actually its simplicity in its ingredients and a perfect mix between humectants and occlusive ingredients. Humectants are the ones that moisturize your skin, and give all the nutrients it’s needed to keep it nice and healthy. Occlusive ones, such as beeswax, shea butter and other oils create a physical barrier to keep all the moisture in your skin. Humectants hold on to water, and occlusives keep it from evaporating.
That’s why our TrueGentsCo. Mint Meant and Mini Mint Lip Balms contain a very simple but effective recipe, that will keep your lips healthy and moist throughout the whole winter and year without addicting them or actually drying your skin out. So choose the one that fits better in your pocket or everyday carry, and give your lips a treat.