Aloe Lip Balm...what I can I say? Anyone who knows me knows I am an LIP BALM ADDICT. Yes, you heard right - lip balm is my vice...I wish it was not so, but I have been on a holy quest to find the most soothing, nourishing, LONG lasting lip balm possible for my lips, and that is Aloe Lip Balm.
You may ask what brought me to this quest? Well, let me start from the beginning. Many years ago I was under the pump, working three jobs, lighting the candle at both ends and generally just not looking after myself.
This began to show on my skin and shortly after, I was put on medication to subdue my inflamed face.
What the doctors did not tell me about- was the side effects associated with this medication. My skin was literally dropping off in front of my eyes. I had dry flaky skin, cracks in my skin (not just my lips either).
It was all over my body and my lips were actually falling off in clumps (not very nice I know but I want you to know the full story)….and this is where the obsession started.
I wanted to find something nourishing and long lasting that would aid my discomfort and rejuvenate my lips so they felt soft, supple and kissable again ;)
To be honest I could have gone on one (or maybe two) amazing holidays with the money I have spent on my lip balm quest. You name it I have tried it, from the normal petroleum jelly based products to exotic concoctions from across the globe, including good old Vaseline, Miranda Kerr organic balm, Paw Paw lip balm, big commercial brands, naturopath lip balms, and crazy homemade remedies.
I have virtually traveled the globe (through internet and internet shopping ;) ) trying the latest revolutionary product which promises the earth and delivers nothing more than a questionably large DENT in my wallet!
Please don’t get me wrong- there are some good ones out there but if you want an all in one which protects, nourishes, adds shine and does not need constant reapplications, then lip balm with Aloe Vera is the answer!!!
The amount of lip balm labels that claim it is all natural or chemical free is quite disturbing. If you read the label of your current lip balm I can guarantee that is has some of these ingredients –menthol, petroleum, camphor, phenol cool, alcohol, and salicylic acid. These ingredients can actually make you use more lip balm as it dries out your lips, which defeats the reason you are applying it, don’t you think? I do!
*Remember to always read the label first before you buy another lip balm.
Do you think you could also be a Lip Balm Addict? Read this if you are unsure. http://www.theguardian.com/fashion/fashion-blog/2015/jan/02/are-you-a-lip-balm-addict
I will keep experimenting with Aloe lip balm and will upload new recipes as soon as I have trialed them. I will only put up magic recipes that soothe and are the real deal! So remember to keep checking in to see the new recipes!
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