This is why you should not use lip balm this week
It can even be dangerous It is cold in the Netherlands this week and not just a bit: this week the temperatures are falling below zero with a ...
It can even be dangerous
It is cold in the Netherlands this week and not just that: this week the temperatures fall below zero with a feeling temperature of around -15 degrees. Not only is it very cold, it also doesn't make our lips very happy; they are dry, cracked and downright painful.
You might get the urge to rub them on with lip balm, but you better leave that.
Lips are prone to the cold weather because the skin on the lips is much thinner than the skin on other parts of the body. Lips also have no skin fats and sebaceous glands that give the skin a protective layer, which is the case in other places of your body. Because the cold dries out your lips and makes them sensitive, you may have a tendency to rub them in several times a day with a greasy substance. But this only has the opposite effect.
Boris Kingma from TNO research institute explains why: “Fatty lip products such as vaseline isolate the skin, but you also ensure that more moisture remains in your skin. Due to the extreme cold that is currently affecting our country, this moisture can freeze and you have more risk of cold injury. ”In addition to this consequence, there is also the chance that your lips will become even drier: if you use vaseline, skin cells will be on the skin. lips held. This hinders the natural cell renewal, which means that it only takes longer before you have a soft skin again. Just keep on biting!