Lip balm can be a serious addiction. A quick peek into my every day you can find lip balm in every handbag I own, on my nightstand, in my car... ev.er.y.where.
I’m completely obsessed with this staple beauty product– and I know I am not alone.
In fact, if you were ever about to be stranded on an island and could only take with you 3 beauty items, I’m going to guess that your favorite lip balm (with SPF, of ofcourse!) is probably on that list.
I mean– on a hot, dry, island? It’s a no-brainer. BUT beyond applying it to your lip, it can come in handy on that island (or your every day) if a lot of other ways.
I recently shared a few of the alternate uses I love with a friend of mine and she was totally shocked. You guys, I’m not kidding. Lip balm saves my life on the daily! So today I thought I would share them with you too.
So get ready, because just when you thought you couldn’t possibly love your favorite shea butter lip balm any more – you learn that you can.
Lip Balm Hacks
Fly-aways are THE. WORST. I personally have these teeny tiny baby hairs right up front that do not grow… they just exist for the simple purpose to torture me on the daily. Much to their dismay though, I’ve found that a little dab of lip balm put’s them in their place.
Give A Little TLC to Dead Ends
The summer sun, salty ocean and pool chlorine can really do damage to our locks, leaving ends brittle and dead. Putting a little lip balm on the ends of your hair can soften them up a bit. You can even apply it to your ends before you head out to the pool or beach for a little added protection.
We’ve all had to touch up our own roots or turned to good ol’ box dye at one time or another. Adding a little lip balm around the frame of your face before you start will save you from getting stuck scrubbing dye off your skin!
Perfect That Mani
Lip balm is ultimately a moisturizer, yea? Well turns out it moisturizes your cuticles just as well as it moisturizes your pout! This can also come in handy when prepping for a DIY Mani. The lip balm will keep paint off your your skin!
Extend Your Fragrance
Ever put on your favorite perfume in the morning, only to find the scent completely vanished by noon? Adding a little lip balm can help; just add a little to your wrist or neck before spritzing your favorite perfume will extend the scent.