Whether it is summer or winter, chapped and cracked lips are the most common problem for us. Due to this we may have generated the habit of licking, touching our lips which may be embarrassing in front of others and this habit ultimately can lead to lips discoloration.
Thankfully, there is a solution to this perpetual problem, whether it may be during winter or summer. The good news is that it is inexpensive and can be found right outside your doors. We may have already heard that honey is a useful moisturizer for the lips but very few may know about the goodness of beeswax.
Beeswax is a natural compound secreted by female bees that is often used in cosmetics, particularly lip balm. The beeswax is used in variety of ways like making candles, crayons, lip balms, etc. Now-a-days, beeswax is most successfully being used in making lip balms. This substance is a very good moisturizer and can help to protect the lips from the harmful rays of the sun and has a pleasant smell. It can also prevent infections and cold sores.
Beeswax lip balm is very moisturizing, which is another major benefit. Beeswax contains natural emulsifiers which help to retain moisture in the skin. This is especially helpful for dry lips and chapped lips.
Ultraviolet (UV) rays by the sun can be very harmful to the skin. Although many individuals take measures to protect most of their body from these rays, the lips are often forgotten. Using lip balm with beeswax, however, can help protect the lips as well.
Beeswax has no color or odor when it is first produced. As it sits in the honeycomb, however, it absorbs the smell of the honey produced by the bees. This gives the beeswax a slightly sweet, honey-like smell. Beeswax lip balm also has this sweet smell and taste of honey.
Research has also discovered that beeswax contains small amounts of natural antibacterial agents. This is especially helpful for individuals who have excessively dry and cracked lips. These antibacterial agents can help prevent a painful inflammation that comes with an infection.
Although it is marketed for lips, beeswax lip balm will also work on other areas of the body that suffer from dry skin. Dry hands, knees and elbows can all benefit from this type of lip balm. Of course, the lip balm should not have any artificial dyes or other colors if it is applied anywhere other than the lips.
Beeswax lip balm is relatively easy to find. It is available in most of the pharmacies and large chain stores. Most of the time, it can even be found in convenience stores. It is also fairly inexpensive.
So, now say bye- bye to your old chapped, cracked lips and smile to the world without a doubt of having severe pain that maybe limiting your natural stretch of a smile.