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Nipple balm. For lips? Okay, I mean, that’s what it says on the tube but trust me, this magical stuff is not limited to your mouth.
I’ve just finished my third tube of this, and ensured I had another on the way (thanks Charlie for the birthday gift) so that I’d never be without. For the past couple of years, I’ve always had one in my handbag, one by my bedside and another stashed with my makeup so I’m totally protected by the holy trio.
I know this isn’t a new product and you’ve likely heard of it before – let’s be real, you’ve probably tried it! It’s an iconic product in the beauty world. But I wanted to remind you of it, and I’ve a very good reason to do so.
At the moment, we’re in the midst of a pandemic: stuck indoors, eating loads of shit, dwindling morale and CONSTANT hand washing. I don’t know about you, but my hands have been DRY, like i-could-spark-a-fire-if-i-rub-my-hands-together-too-long dry. And my hands are never dry – in fact, I pride myself on having super soft hands ALL the time. Sad I know, but that means that I’ve got all the tips and tricks you need to sort that chapped mess out.
Dr Lipp’s Nipple Balm is made from lanolin (cruelty free, I might add) which very much works in the same way as our skin’s own natural sebum. This is important, because not only does it moisturise well but it works FAST. There are some claims that it can speed up healing (I’m not going to reference that, so you’ll have to take my word for it). But honestly, I find that if my lips are super sore, I can put a layer of this on before bed and my lips will be soft and smooth by the time I wake up.
What I’ve been doing lately is putting the excess product on my knuckles. One of my gripes with this product is that you have to use your hands/fingertips to apply it; it’s not like a stick lip balm where you can avoid touching the product at all. I always rub the excess into my knuckles, and the Nipple Balm works just as effectively on the dry skin here as it does on the lips. One sleep and the sandpaper hands are gone.
I find that it’s best to do this in the evening, or if you’re lucky enough to be able to work from home on a laptop, you can splodge a bit on the back of your hands and let in sink in while you work. Make sure to let it sink in as it can be quite sticky, which is sometimes great (hello glitter glue for festivals or eyebrow gel) but a pain in the arse others (looking at you, windy day or handsy person).
As much as I might whinge about the stickiness, it’s still a great lipgloss for casual days and works an ABSOLUTE treat remedying your dry bits in no time at all. If I really had an issue with it, I wouldn’t be looking at yet another empty tube, and buying more to make sure I’m never without.
So if you need to soften your hands, and you already use this on your lips, smother a bit on the back of your hands and see how you go. You can thank me later 😉
What do you use Dr Lipp’s Nipple Balm for? I’ve seen that a lot of the review on its site are about lip prepping, but I’ve never really tried that myself. Would you recommend? Let me know!
Until next time,