Why Should I Use Natural Lip Balm?

Why Should I Use Natural Lip Balm?
There are a number of great reasons to use lip balm regularly and there are a number of reasons why you may already be using lip balm. But why should you be wearing natural lip balm? First of all it’s important to realise what is so special about the skin on our lips.

Your lips are one of the most sensitive areas of your body and are often the fist skin to react to the environment around you. Your mouth is a gateway and right next door are the sensitive mucus membranes of your mouth. It is important because of this to make sure that you are doing all you can in this area to rid yourself of harmful bacteria.

The best lip balms are; protecting, moisturising, repairing and breathable. This is why many people are now walking away from the commercial brands which are heavy with harsh chemicals and do not naturally soften their lips.

Many of these brands talk about healing lips but often their harsh ingredients do nothing but trap the wearer into a cycle of addiction. This is due to the fact that although these balms provide short term softness, long term they are drying the lips unless reapplied.

The main ingredient in many non-natural lip balms is Petrolatum, which is derived from petroleum. I bet you can name a dozen brands which all rely heavily on this ingredient. The shocking truth is that petrolatum has been linked to breast cancer and that it does nothing but trap bacteria onto your lips under a non-breathable layer.

Now just ask yourself would you ever consider putting a product like this onto your face, legs and sensitive areas of your skin? Then why do so many people not give the same consideration to their lips? What’s the alternative?

Natural beeswax based lip balms like ours at KiteNest will not only nourish and moisture your skin, due to the Shea Butter rich formulae, but will also create a protective seal around your lips thanks to the addition of beeswax. Our lip balm does all of this whilst repairing and moisturising already damaged and cracked lips.

A natural lip balm is great for a casual user like myself (I only wear it when out walking the dog or hiking around the Great British countryside) in times of great need, but the best results come from regular application throughout the day.

If you’d like to find out more about our range of natural lip balms then [please visit our product pages here](/shop "KiteNest Shop").