Chapstick: The Vicious Cycle

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‘Tis the season to be constantly in need of your chap stick! Winter is definitely showing its true colors lately, and the importance of keeping our skin moisturized to battle the dry, windy, and bitter outside environment is at an all-time high! Given that the first place dry skin shows is usually the lips, it’s no surprise that chap stick has become such a necessity! Some chap stick addicts hold their chap stick to almost as high an importance as their cellphones– always on hand, and being used every several minutes.

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But is your chap stick really working for you the way you want it to? If it’s doing its job, why is it necessary to use it so constantly? The truth is, your chap stick may be causing more harm than help! Many chap sticks and lip balms contain active ingredients like Salicylic Acid, Alcohol (listed as “OL”), and Menthol will actually further dry and peel your lips! And the more they dry and peel, the more you’ll feel the need for chap stick, and the more frequently you’ll reach in your purse for old faithful, which will cause your lips to flake and peel more. It becomes a vicious cycle for your lips!

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Avoid this by using lip products without those harmful ingredients. Oil-enriched products tend to help without causing further damage. Sara Happ’s Lip Scrub and Lip Slip set is a great option. The sugar-based scrub will naturally exfoliate dry or dead skin, leaving you with a smooth, fresh base. Then, to protect the newly exposed skin, follow up with the amazing Lip Slip! Infused with Sweet Almond, Jojobu, and Macadamia Nut oils, the Lip Slip provides and locks in moisture, to keep your lips smooth all day. You can use your Lip Scrub and Lip Slip at night before bed, or in the morning on your way out! And we always start out makeup clients with some Sara Happ before anything else, so by the time we’re ready to apply some lip color it goes on silky smooth!

The best part? Sara Happ’s sugar-based and 100% taste-able Lip Scrub comes in delicious flavors, the newest of which being Sparkling Peach, which is available as a scrub//slip gift set.

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So what are your favorite lip-moisturizers? let us know in the comments below!

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