Ask a Dermatologist: What Lip Balm Ingredients to Avoid

Posted by Madison Dusek on Apr 19, 2017 4:55:01 PM

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Your lips are comprised of extremely thin layers of delicate skin which makes them prone to dryness and chapping. Lips do not have sebaceous glands and cannot produce the oils necessary to self moisturize. This causes lips to become dry, leaving you with painful chapped lips. Hydration is key to combatting painful chapping but most people don’t know that most lip balms contain ingredients that cause adverse effects.