Dry lips and why not to use petroleumby Heidi
A friend of mine was having lip issues – a problem which I also suffer from: dryness and flaking. I asked to see what she was using and she handed over a pile of petroleum products including the worst offender petroleum jelly itself. Working in the skincare industry for a while now, I’ve gleaned more ingredient knowledge than the average person and if friends and family have an issue, they’re always coming to me for a solution.
Petroleum jelly is a household product that I grew up with and was advised to use but contrary to popular belief: petroleum does not moisturize. So what does petroleum do and why is it included in SO many of our lip products? To put it simply, petroleum creates a barrier that doesn’t allow anything in or out of the skin’s surface, including moisture. Petroleum cannot be absorbed through pores but it also doesn’t allow toxins to exit skin either. My point of all this is … if your lips are dry and you put a petroleum-based lip product on all you’re doing is slapping spackle on a cracked wall, which is not addressing the underlying problem.
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