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How to use a lip balm?

With the cold, the skin of the lips tends to dry out more. In order to protect it from damage, it is necessary to take care of it. Using a lip balm is one of the habits to adopt. To ensure its effectiveness, it is important to apply it in the right way. Discover our advice for regaining soft, hydrated and plump lips with the help of a lip balm.

Published January 11, 2023, updated on January 29, 2024, by Stéphanie, Doctorate in Life and Health Sciences — 3 min read

The lip balm in brief.

The lips lack sebaceous glands. Moreover, they are thin, delicate and their skin does not contain melanin. Therefore, they are more exposed to temperature variations, humidity, the sun, tobacco, acidic or spicy foods. These external factors contribute to their dryness.

To avoid this inconvenience, the use of a lip balm is recommended. This moisturising treatment not only acts as a protective barrier. It also serves to nourish, soften and repair thanks to the active ingredients contained in its formula. Lip balm also has the advantage of soothing painful chapping.

Lip Balm: Instructions for Use.

Lip balm should be used as a preventative measure. Don't wait for the onset of chapping before applying it. Among the early warning signs are feelings of tightness and tingling around the edges of the lips. To keep your lips supple and hydrated:

  1. Properly wash your hands with a mild soap before touching your lips to prevent the spread of bacteria to your mouth;

  2. Take an amount equivalent to a small pea of lip balm with your index finger, then apply the substance evenly on your lower and upper lips, starting from the centre towards the corners. Do not hesitate to add more balm if necessary;

  3. Gently massage, then lightly rub your lips together to evenly distribute the balm and prevent the area around your mouth from drying out. Repeat the application as many times as necessary if your lips feel tight or become dry during the day.

Tip : If you wish to use your balm as a base before applying lipstick, wait a few minutes. This way, the moisturising agents present in the treatment will have time to penetrate.


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