The lips, being delicate, are highly exposed to external aggressions such as low temperatures. The solution to help them withstand harsh weather conditions and prevent them from drying out is to apply a lip balm. How often should this care be used to avoid having dry lips? Should it be applied in the evening or in the morning?
Why use a lip balm?
Regular lip hydration is necessary. Indeed, this delicate area does not produce either sebum or melanin for protection. However, it undergoes various aggressions such as:
The acidity of saliva;
Acidic foods (such as lemon or tomato);
The lip's skin barrier is sensitive, and the effects of dryness appear quickly: chapping, flaking, bleeding... To keep this part of the face healthy, the application of a moisturizing treatment like a lip balm is necessary. In addition to reducing the sensation of dryness, this treatment is known for its nourishing, softening, and repairing actions. It is available in a neutral or tinted version, thus combining the functions of a treatment and makeup.
How often should you use a lip balm?
The recommended frequency depends on your needs. If you are using a lip balm preventively, apply it three times a day to keep your lips soft and hydrated. You can apply it:
In the morning, after you have brushed your teeth. Indeed, toothpaste can potentially dry out the skin of the lips.
In the evening before bedtime.
For this final step, it is recommended to apply a generous layer of lip balm, as cellular regeneration occurs at night. If you increase the amount of care, the skin will benefit more from its advantages, and you will wake up with nourished, soft, and supple lips.
Furthermore, if you typically wear makeup on a daily basis, apply your balm before lipstick, as the latter can cause skin dryness. By letting it sit for a few minutes, you allow the moisturizing agents to perform their function.
Finally, on damaged lips, it is appropriate to apply a new layer of balm as soon as they feel tight or start to dry out.
Why choose the 9-ingredient lip balm from Typology?
Our 9-ingredient lip balm stands out for its minimalist formula, composed of 99.8% natural ingredients. As it does not contain any allergenic agents (fragrance, essential oil, etc.), it is suitable for all skin types, even sensitive ones.
This treatment contains, among other things, moisturizing, protective, and restorative active ingredients such as:
Shea butter that nourishes the skin of the lips. It also forms a protective barrier that prevents dehydration by inhibiting the evaporation of water.
The sunflower seed oil that provides softness. It also protects against the harmful effects of free radicals due to its richness in antioxidants.
Castor oil, known for its emollient properties. It softens the lips, in addition to enriching the texture of the balm.
Vegetable polyglycerides. These active ingredients derived from flax and castor help to keep the lips supple and hydrated.