If you’re anything like me, you have one, two or more tubes or jars of lip balm in your boot bag. You know how important balm can be on those dry, winter days, but do you know all of the uses for lip balm other than for your lips? I did a little research and found some extremely useful possibilities for those wonderful moisturizers. So if you’re on the hunt for new uses, here are some that are very helpful!
- Nasty and painful hangnails? Massage it into your cuticles. They’ll be soft and pliable when you wake up.
- Swipe some balm on really dry patches, like elbows, knees, heels and that spot between your thumb and pointer finger. Rub the balm into the affected area to warm it up and make it more spreadable.
- Heal cracked fingertips during winter; whenever you apply balm to your lips, cover the cracked knuckles with a nice thick layer too, to seal in moisture and protect the area.
- Apply to face to prevent windburn while skiing.
- In extremely cold weather, protect your skin from the cold by rubbing it on exposed skin to help prevent frostbite.
- If you’re in a bright snowy area, dip chap stick in black ashes and rub it under your eyes. This will reduce glare and keep you from going snowblind.
- Have a stuck zipper on your ski jacket? Rub balm on zipper teeth then zip and unzip several times.
- When you have a cold, apply some balm to your nose after you use a tissue, to protect the skin from getting all red and irritated..
These are just a few ideas. I’m sure you can think of more. It is important to keep your skin moist and your body hydrated. Especially when the weather begins to get cold.