12 Ways to Use Lip Balm That You Probably Didn’t Know About
Lip balm is primarily intended to treat chapped or dry lips. However, there are alternative uses that can help you solve some other small problems from your daily life.
5-Minute Crafts has compiled 12 ways to use it that are worth a try, plus a bonus that may come in handy when you’re traveling and you need to keep some of your money safe.
1. Moisturizes your cuticles
To keep your cuticles moisturized, you can put some lip balm on them on a regular basis. The natural oils that are commonly found in this product will help prevent your hands from looking aged or will help to keep lesions from appearing on your nails due to excessive dryness and chapped skin.
2. Covers scratches on leather
Use a lip balm that contains olive oil to conceal scratches or imperfections on your leather shoes. Just rub a little bit of the product on them. Then polish them with a soft cloth until your shoes look like new. This only works with light scratches.
3. Moisturizes elbows and knees
In addition to keeping your lips moisturized, some lip balms can also help you prevent and, in some cases, treat dryness in certain areas of your body thanks to their natural ingredients. Apply to your elbows and knees, for example, and massage them gently until it’s absorbed.
4. Fixes your eyebrows
If your eyebrows normally look a bit straggly, you can use lip balm to keep them in place. Apply it directly to your eyebrows so they don’t lose their shape during the day, it’ll act as a sort of hair gel.
5. Gets rid of frizzy hair
Because of its consistency, lip balm can be a very reliable ally to prevent frizzy hair. Apply a little on your hands and then run it through your hair to fix it and prevent having frizzy hair during the day.
6. Prevents blisters on your feet
To avoid the formation of blisters or injuries caused by shoes that are too uncomfortable or too narrow, you can apply lip balm with coconut or olive oil to the edges of the shoes. This is especially helpful where you feel the most friction on your feet. This will help prevent these types of wounds from developing.
7. Highlights your make-up
Next time you’re doing your usual makeup routine, think about using lip balm. Mix a little bit of lip balm with your eye shadow and only then apply it on your eyelids. Not only will you get more shine on your eyes, but your makeup will stay on longer.
8. Fixes your eyeliner
If you’ve made a small but visible mistake with eyeliner, use a cotton swab and lip balm to correct it. This will prevent you from having to remove all the makeup you already put on.
9. Makes perfume last longer
Rubbing a little bit of unscented lip balm on your skin before applying perfume or cologne might have an unexpected side effect. Doing that will help your perfume last longer on your skin.
10. Helps heal small injuries
Use lip balm with aloe vera to help heal small wounds or skin irritation caused by waxing or shaving. You just have to apply it to a clean, small wound. After that, avoid touching it or getting that part of your body wet.
11. Helps loosen a ring
If you have a ring stuck on your finger, try applying lip balm, using it as a lubricant. We recommend using a wooden stick or any stick made of some any other type of material that allows you to reach the difficult areas between the ring and your skin.
12. Soothes an irritated nose
Allergies or colds can cause irritation and redness in and around the nose area when you blow your nose too much. Applying a little bit of lip balm with shea butter on your fingers and then rubbing that on the skin can help speed up the healing process.
Bonus: Use the container as a secret hiding place
Use an empty bottle of Chapstick to hide rolled up bills. This trick can be very useful when you are traveling or in places that are not necessarily safe. You won’t be able to save a lot there, but it could come in handy during an emergency.