With fall just around the corner, we’re looking forward to everything pumpkin spice, Halloween, and a chill in the air, but not so much the dry and chapped lips the following season brings soon after.
And while it’s no secret cold weather is basically synonymous with chapped lips, you may be surprised to learn your go-to lip balm could be doing more harm than good.
Aside from simply being painful, dry and chapped lips can make wearing any type of lipstick or stain nearly impossible, something beauty lovers have no time for. So what makes a lip balm actually effective? According to the experts, it all depends on the ingredients.
So if you’ve been slathering on a lip balm loaded with extra fragrance and unnecessary ingredients, it’s time to do your pout a favor and switch to a fragrance-free, beeswax or lanolin-based lip balm instead.
Luckily, there are plenty of alternatives to make the swap easier than ever and to guarantee a moisturized mouth through the chilly months to come.
Keep scrolling to shop a few of our favorite hydrating lip balms you’ll want to keep on hand ASAP:
Burt's Bees Lip Balm Blister Box ($3.99)
Glossier Balm Dotcom ($12)
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