Why are my lips still dry despite using a lip balm daily?
February 08, 20232 min read
One of the biggest questions on everyone’s lips, is why are my lips still dry despite using a lip balm daily?
We asked Biologi this very question. Here’s what they had to say!
We all love a great lip product, one that gives our lips a healthy shine and aims to nourish and protect, but did you know that many lip products on the market are occlusive because of the ingredients they may contain? For many of us this means that while our favourite lip balm may feel great, the bad news is, some balms sit on the surface of the delicate lip skin, giving you a false impression they are working.
Although you may think it’s working a treat, over time, your lips can become dependent on that very balm. When you don’t use it, you feel dry, so we apply more, and the cycle continues!
The first step in revaluating your all-important lip care regime, is to take a closer look at what is in your balm. Look for petrolatum and its derivatives like mineral oil, preservatives like parabens, and synthetic colours. Breaking the lip balm dry skin cycle is easy by introducing a treatment lip serum like Biologi’s BL Nourish Lip Serum.
This water-soluble lip treatment serum is different than others on the market because rather than sit on top of the lips, the unique water-soluble formulation penetrates the skin to increase hydration and suppleness while providing a clear shine.
What’s in it?
Nourishing plant actives and nutrients like Flavone Glycosides and Phenolic Acids extracted from the Blood Red Finger Lime, that help to hydrate, heal and protect the skin on the lips. It’s also a clean cosmeceutical, safe for all skins AND unisex, so everyone can use it!
How should I use it?
Apply to clean dry lips daily. BL Serum can be used throughout the day or at night for an overnight deep conditioning treatment. If you opt to wear a lip colour, simply apply BL Lip Nourish Serum before you apply your favourite lip colour. If you apply SPF, let the BL Serum absorb and then apply your SPF.
What else can I do to help keep my lips healthy and hydrated?
Daily cleansing of the lip area is as important as cleansing your face, especially if you have been wearing makeup or SPF. We love the Bc Refresh Cleanser from Biologi, because its serum type consistency provides extra hydration for the skin for an effective cleanse and it can be used on the face and the lips, so you don’t need a different cleanser. Exfoliate once a week by using a clean, soft toothbrush in gentle circles over the lips or try a gentle physical type exfoliant that can help keep lips supple and soft. Just remember, keep it gentle and don’t overdo it.