This understated pocket-sized product has been a staple cosmetic for generations, but lip balm might actually have more uses that you were aware of – especially when it is formulated with aloe vera.
Small but mighty, lip balms are known to moisturize and nourish dry or chapped lips that have fared harsh weather, nervous lip-nibbling or even sunburn, but what makes this product so versatile?
Having worked with Forever – The Aloe Vera Company for some time, I’ve become well-acquainted with the healing ingredients in their product range. One of my personal favourites is their nourishing lip balm, Aloe Lips. This product uses a unique combination of aloe, jojoba and three types of wax to smooth and soothe dry lips all year round.
Aloe vera is known as one of the world’s most effective natural healers, meaning this pocket-sized product could offer you more than soft supple lips!
Over the years I’ve heard of some incredibly inventive and resourceful uses for Aloe Lips, so I thought I’d compile ten of my absolute favourites to inspire you to get creative with this mini miracle balm.
Please note, Aloe Lips is intended for the specific use of treating and nourishing dry lips, these are simply other uses I have heard from my customers.
- Adds a shimmer to your favourite lip colour
Not a fan of the sticky sensation of lip gloss? Aloe Lips can give you that same shine without the tackiness of gloss. Either wear on its own or layer over the top of your favourite lip stick or lip pencil to add a subtle shimmer and complete your everyday to evening make up look.
2. Creates a dewy complexion
Highlighter has sky-rocketed in recent years as the on-trend make up product, but the same shimmery look can be achieved with a light dab of Aloe Lips. Try rubbing a small amount onto your fingers and dabbing it on the high points of your face like your cheekbones or beneath your eyebrows to create a dewy, radiant complexion.
3. Defines brows
Some eyebrow gels fix the hairs so fiercely that it forms a solid, dare I say crispy brow – no one wants that! With Aloe Lips you can smooth brows into place for a sleek, defined look while also hydrating your brows and the skin beneath.
4. Soothes small paper cuts or shaving cuts
The balmy consistency of Aloe Lips also means it comes in handy for treating small cuts or grazes. The balm helps to staunch any blood and the healing aloe helps to soothe any irritation.
Need something more substantial to soothe the skin? Aloe First uses a unique blend of their stabilised aloe vera gel plus bee propolis to enhance the natural soothing and cleansing power of aloe. I’ve personally seen Aloe First do some incredible things to treats skin irritation and even burns when applied quickly – shop Aloe First here.
5. Treats stings
This mini first-aid kit in a stick has also been known to soothe bites or stings for those overgrown nature walks or summertime picnics.
6. Calms the sizzle of sunburn
SPF has always been essential summer skincare product but it’s not as common to think about protecting your lips from the harsh rays. After a long day at the beach, Aloe Lips can be used to soothe sunburn and hydrate the sore skin. And not just in the heat of the sun, it protects your lips when the temperature plummets too.
7. Makes perfume last longer
Applying a small amount of balm to the areas where you typically spray your skin with perfume has been shown to make your favourite scent last longer. Dab a touch of Aloe Lips to your wrists or neck before spritzing with your perfume or aftershave for a longer-lasting scent.
8. Soothes sore skin
It’s a horrible feeling when you’ve had a cold and your nose has been rubbed raw with tissues. A smooth balm like Aloe Lips can help to build a barrier for your skin and provide that all important hydration. It can also be used to treat dry, sore or rough patches on hands or other parts of the body – although the Aloe Propolis Crème is a fantastic moisturiser for larger areas.
Combined with vitamins A, E, and C, Aloe Propolis Crème nourishes the skin and creates a natural barrier to lock in moisture and rejuvenate skin – there’s a reason why it’s one of our best sellers!
9. Makes a great workout buddy
Thinking about getting in shape for summer? Hydrating your lips is probably the last thing you think of while doing burpees but applying a touch of Aloe Lips above your brow before an intense workout can stop sweat from getting in your eyes – meaning you can jump around as much as you please!
10. It is a trusty companion – wherever you find yourself!
This powerful pocket-sized lip product is as versatile as it is transportable. In my opinion, no pocket or purse should be without one.
A huge thank you to all of my lovely customers who have brought these creative and innovative uses for Aloe Lips to my attention.
Explore Aloe Lips for yourself and discover why my customers love it so much! Tried it and found a new unexpected use? I want to hear it!
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