Beautiful, well-groomed lips largely depend on the use of a lip balm specific, that protects them daily from external aggressions. As indicated by the Healthy Skin Foundation (@pielsana_aedv), in this essential area of our face, the skin is extremely thin and is sensitive to weather conditions (cold, wind, high temperatures …). Dryness, flaking, cracks, angular kyelitis (mouth sores) are some of the pathologies that can affect our lips and that can be prevented with the daily use of a appropriate balm.
How to make a natural balm that hydrates and protects your lips
If you sign up for the natural cosmetics, you can try making your own lip balm at home. To do it. you need a base ingredient, a substance with emollient properties that also acts as an emulsifier and serves to bind the rest of the components. The Bee wax meets these conditions and can be a perfect base.
Your lipstick will require between 6 and 10 grams of natural beeswax (it depends on the amount you want to obtain). The first step consists of melting it, slowly, in a water bath, to then add the rest of the ingredients you want.
As an example, a combination that gives excellent results and is especially recommended for dry and chapped lips, consists of incorporating, midway through the process, 3-4 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil (about 15 grams) and a small amount (half tablespoon ) from aloe vera. This last ingredient, due to its antibacterial and healing properties, is perfect.
If you want in addition to protection for your lips, extra nutrition, add to the beeswax, a tablespoon of honey and a few drops of vitamin E (You will find preparations in the pharmacy). Honey nourishes and softens the lips and antioxidant effect of vitamin it will improve the overall appearance of your fine skin within a few weeks of use.
If you prefer, you can also make your lipsticks by adding other natural products as part of the base. The shea butter is an excellent option, ideal to protect the lips from external agents, also providing a deep hydration. As soon as the wax is melted, add the butter, stirring slowly until you get the consistency of a cream.
In this case, you can also add the ingredients that you prefer: a tablespoon of sweet almond oil, a few drops of calendula essential oil, ideal for damaged lips, orange essence, if you want your lipstick to have that aroma and flavor …
When the preparation is finished, pour the contents into a glass jar while it is warm, before it solidifies. Wait for it to cool down and you already have a natural balm that you can use for a long time.