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Is Lip Balm Addictive?


Question: Is Lip Balm Addictive?

Answer: It’s true that everyone you know who uses lip balm REALLY uses lip balm. We’ve all heard the myth that many lip balms contain ingredients that keep lips chapped and therefore always in need of moisturizing. But there’s no scientific evidence to prove this. Experts believe the addictive behavior lip balm users tend to have comes from the psychological effect of having soft, smooth lips. When the lip balm wears off, users used to soft, supple lips lick their lips to hydrate them, which in turn dries them out.

Making your own lip balm is actually quite easy. Check out my recipe: How to Make Your Own Tinted Lip Balm.

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