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Do You Ever Lick Your Lips? Lip Licking Will Dry Them Out!

When your lips are dry it's hard to avoid licking your lips. But if you lick your lips you will make them worse. Why is that? How can you moisten your lips?

Are your lips dry and cracked or moist and kissable? At this time of year a lot of people are suffering from dry cracked lips. That’s because the weather has turned cold and the heat is on. Humidity is way down. Every time you lick your lips you make them worse. Have you ever read the ingredients in your lip balm? What about your antiperspirant? Chances are good you are getting a dose of aluminum with every swipe of the stick or roll-on. Ready for something better? Why not save 35% off everything during our the huge Cyber Monday Sale from The People’s Pharmacy?

Lick Your Lips & Make Them Worse!

There are two possible reasons why lip licking dries your lips. A renowned dermatologist once told us that 1) licking lips removes the natural oil barrier secreted by your lips. And 2) as your saliva evaporates, it dries out your lips even faster. Think of it as short term gain, long term pain.

Beware Sunscreen in Your Lip Balm!

Most of the popular lip balms contain sunscreen ingredients. That may be fine in the summer when you are at the beach. It makes almost no sense in the winter unless you are planning on skiing in bright sunlight.

A little-known downside to lip balms that contain sunscreens is the irritation factor. Do you ever read the ingredient list on your lip balm? Most people can’t pronounce these chemicals and wouldn’t know why they are there. Here are some sunscreen ingredients that may cause some people trouble:

Sunscreen Ingredients in Lip Balms:

  • Oxybenzone
  • Avobenzone
  • Benzophenone-3
  • Octocrylene
  • Parsol SLX
  • Octisalate

Why Should You Care?

It seems counterintuitive that a lip balm could cause the very irritation you are trying to prevent. Yet here are some articles that discuss allergic-type reactions in susceptible people. (Contact Dermatitis, Feb. 2014Dermatitis, Dec. 2007Dermatitis, July-Aug. 2015Contact Dermatitis, July, 2006).

Toothpaste Trouble and Lip Sensitivity:

When your lips are already dry and sensitive, the last thing you would want to do to them is add further irritation. And yet many toothpastes contain the ingredient SLS (sodium laurel sulfate). It is a foaming agent. It is also a detergent that is found in many personal care products such as soaps and shampoos. It is a common ingredient in toothpastes.

You have been told to beware detergents on your dry, chapped hands. Why would you put a detergent and emulsifier in your mouth and on your lips? It’s hard to avoid some contact with your lips when you are brushing.

Why Not Go Natural? Save Your Lips!

One of the most renowned natural product chemists in the country helped us develop People’s Pharmacy Natural Lip Care for the lips. He worked for one of the most famous natural cosmetic companies in the world.

We were fortunate to have him formulate our all-natural lip care to soothe your chapped lips. The products come in three terrific natural flavors: pomegranate, berry and chocolate mint. They contain natural oils: olive oil, coconut oil and jojoba oil to moisturize that delicate skin. Even more important, they contain no petroleum products at all, nor do they have sunscreens that can sometimes be irritating.

Take Advantage of our Cyber Monday Sale | 35% OFF Everything!

On Monday, November 25, 2018 we are offering all our body care products at a super sale price. That includes lip balms, Aluminum-Free MoM (milk of magnesia) underarm deodorants, bed soap, leg soap and Udderly Smooth 20% urea skin creams. All our publications are also 35% off. And if you purchase more than $100 you get free shipping! What a deal.

Reader Testimonials:

Here is what people have to say about our People’s Pharmacy lip Balms and deodorants:

Susan offers this vote of confidence:

“About five years ago, I developed allergies reactions to any lip balm, even the “natural” ones. I have tried many1 I’ve been using The People’s Pharmacy Pomegranate lip balm for at least three years without any allergic reactions on my lips. It’s been such a relief to have found a lip balm I can safely use.”

Anne in New York gives us 5 stars out of 5!

“I Love that I do not have to keep reapplying your lip balm. I have used Chap-Stick forever (I am 72) here and in England. Your lip balm is the best. I love the taste and have one in every pocket so I am never without. Would definitely recommend.”

Wendy offers great advice for stocking stuffers:

“I have tried so many lip balms over the years! This is the one I am sticking with. It stays on longer than any others I have used. It keeps my lips feeling better than any of the rest of the natural ones I have tried, and the taste is so mild that it doesn’t offend my nose or lips at all.

“I ordered a bunch to give to friends and clients for Christmas gifts. The tube lasts a long time, too, and I have noticed no rancidity in the ones I have from last year. Great product, as is the MoM deodorant. Thank you.”

Speaking of our MoM deodorant…

Here is a link to information about MoM. If you have not tried our various deodorants, now is the perfect time. Remember, on CYBER MONDAY everything in our store is 35% off the regular price. And if you want to order six bottles of our aluminum-free MoM deodorant, you can save even more: our holiday gift bundles are 50% off for a purchase of six deodorants. All orders over $100 get free shipping. Here are some testimonials:

Pam in Texas gives us 5 starts out of 5!

“I was skeptical but it works. I decided to try this product because I wanted something without aluminum. I’m not a big sweater but if I forget to use my antiperspirant, my underarms stink after a few hours. I’ve washed them in the sink at work a few times because I could smell myself!

“With this product I don’t smell at all. In fact, I think it works better than my antiperspirant does for odor. At first, I thought it would dry white, but I was using too much.

“I’m a believer now!”

Ken in Jupiter, Florida says it succinctly:

“The best ever.”

Michelle in Michigan agrees:

“Love this../ I’ve wasted hundreds maybe a thousand of dollars on ALL kinds of promising deodorants. This is the BEST!”

Check out all our body care products on Cyber Monday at this link and save 35%.

And remember, it’s not just body care. You can save 35% on everything in our store at this link including all our publications.

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About the Author
Joe Graedon is a pharmacologist who has dedicated his career to making drug information understandable to consumers. His best-selling book, The People’s Pharmacy, was published in 1976 and led to a syndicated newspaper column, syndicated public radio show and web site. In 2006, Long Island University awarded him an honorary doctorate as “one of the country's leading drug experts for the consumer.” .
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