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But don’t let your lip balm make things worse!
Dermatologist Dr. Leslie Baumann says balms that contain camphor and menthol – that make lips feel tingly – will suck moisture from your already dry lips and it’ll evaporate away.
So, they actually make our lips drier! Those ingredients only work on lips if they’re counterbalanced by moisturizing ingredients called “occlusives.” Those include beeswax, shea butter, and things like coconut or argan oils – which block moisture loss.
So, check the ingredients on your lip balm and make sure – if it includes camphor or menthol, it also has something like beeswax or shea butter.