Thursday night I stopped at CVS to check out lip balms. I bought Burt’s Bees. I didn’t like it. CVS only had one flavor – with peppermint. Not only did I not like the peppermint, but after I applied it, I felt like I needed to apply more.
Friday night I went to basketball game. While watching, I realized that my lips were peeling and then I began biting some of the skin off my bottom lip. That didn’t feel good. On my way home I stopped at Walgreens and found Lypsyl. It is a natural lip balm made in Sweden. I got the Vanilla Plum flavor. I LOVE it. It goes on smooth and not too sticky. It lasts a long time. The flavor is great. And it has coconut oil and shea butter. No menthol.
Monday I stopped at Walgreen’s again for other things, and came across a clearance section. I spotted a tub of Yes To Carrots lip balm that is certified organic. I bought the Berry flavor. Yuck! It tastes (and smells) like lard. (I know lard – my grandma used to cook with it.) And I felt like I needed to re-apply it too.
During my short experiment I realized that like skin, my lips feel (and probably look) better when I moisturize them and take care of them. I don’t know that I could ever just not wear some kind of moisturizer on my lips. It’s too painful. Now that I have found a really good lip balm with better ingredients, I feel better about my “addiction”. I could be addicted to worse things, right?