11 Genius Things You Can Use Your Lip Balm For Other Than Healing Chapped Lips

Written by , MA (Journalism & Mass Communication) Chaitra Krishnan MA (Journalism & Mass Communication) Experience: 5 years
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Ask any girl what her first ever makeup product was and she’d definitely answer with a smile — a lip balm! The journey from a basic lip balm to the bold red lipstick is nostalgic, isn’t it? Back in school, when lipsticks weren’t allowed, we used lip balms, until we were finally given a green signal by our mothers to use the extremely appealing red lipstick.

Nonetheless, lips balms come in handy when it’s a dry day outside or when you want to add a little shine to your matte lipstick. They make sure that your lips are soft, healthy, and moisturized. As you already might know, there are many types of lip balms that you can choose from — the tinted ones, the colorless ones, the scented and flavored ones, and the glossy ones! But did you know that you can use your lip balm in many other non-lip ways too? (Yeah, we just made up that “non-lip“ word)

Lip balms are amazing when it comes to skin care and also makeup. Confining them to just your lips would be a crime because they have the potential to do so much more! Don’t believe us? Try these amazing lip balm hacks and then decide for yourself if they live up to the hype we’re stressing about or not.

1. Apply It Around Your Eyes To Reduce Wrinkles

Lip balms provide intense moisturization and they help you prevent wrinkles around your eyes. Take some lip balm on your finger tips, and massage your eye area before you go to bed. Also, the application of a slightly orange-colored lip balm around your eyes before you put on a concealer will give your eye makeup a much more natural look.

2. Dab Some Of It On Your Cheekbones For That Extra Glow

2. Dab Some Of It On Your Cheekbones For That Extra Glow
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Try dabbing a bit of colorless lip balm on your cheekbones and the tip of your nose. This helps if you don’t want to use a highlighter. Using a lip balm after you’re done with the makeup will give your face a natural and subtle shimmer with a dewy makeup finish

3. Use A Q-Tip With Lip Balm To Remove Eye Makeup

3. Use A Q-Tip With Lip Balm To Remove Eye Makeup
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Often times, we get annoyed while removing our stubborn eye makeup, don’t we? No matter how much you wipe it off, you always wake up looking like a panda the next day(especially after those smokey eye nights). Using a q-tip with some lip balm will help you remove even the last bit of makeup that is stuck between the roots of your lashes.

4. Apply Lip Balm On Your Eyelashes And Eyebrows For Thicker Growth

4. Apply Lip Balm On Your Eyelashes And Eyebrows For Thicker Growth
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Use a clean mascara brush to apply some lip balm on your eyelashes and brows before you go to bed. This will help in keeping the hair strands thicker and healthier. Make sure that the balm doesn’t get into your eyes and try to avoid the mint flavored ones.

5. Use Lip Balm To Hold Your Eyebrows In Place

5. Use Lip Balm To Hold Your Eyebrows In Place
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Do you have eyebrows that droop down like it were a dead flower? Worry not, because a bit of your best lip balm can solve this issue. A good, clean mascara brush with some balm on it will help you pull up your brows.

6. Tame Flyaway Hairs By Brushing A Bit Of Lip Balm

6. Tame Flyaway Hairs By Brushing A Bit Of Lip Balm
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Flyaway hair and baby hair strands are the most annoying things in the world when you want a sleek pony or a neat bun. After you’re done setting your hair, apply some lip balm in the area and comb your hair gently. It works as a good hair gel without bringing in any damage.

7. Massage It On To Your Cuticles To Keep Them Healthy

7. Massage It On To Your Cuticles To Keep Them Healthy
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Dry and unhealthy cuticles can affect the wellness and growth of your nails negatively. Massage some lip balm on to your cuticles before bedtime to make them soft.

8. Apply It On The Tip Of Your Nose To Avoid Dryness And Redness

8. Apply It On The Tip Of Your Nose To Avoid Dryness And Redness
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Ever noticed how dry your skin becomes after you have an episode of a running nose? Constant blows and rubs make the skin irritated and it leads to redness and dryness later on. Sometimes, you may notice that the skin on your nose starts to peel off. You can avoid all this by applying a bit of your lip balm on to the area.

9. Make Use Of Your Lip Balm To Deal With Cracked Heels

9. Make Use Of Your Lip Balm To Deal With Cracked Heels
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Cracked heels are painful and they steal the beauty of your feet. It mostly happens due to dry skin in the area that we ignore until it starts to crack. Massage some lip balm on to the cracked areas generously and see the results for yourself.

10. Apply It On Your Knees And Elbows To Soften Them

10. Apply It On Your Knees And Elbows To Soften Them
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The skin on your knees and elbows is usually a bit darker and drier than the rest of your body. To make it softer and smoother, apply some lip balm on it whenever necessary.

11. Use Your Lip Balm On Shaving Cuts To Stop The Bleeding And For Better Healing

11. Use Your Lip Balm On Shaving Cuts To Stop The Bleeding And For Better Healing
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Gently apply some lip balm on shaving cuts and other scrapes to stop the bleeding. It also promotes faster healing and keeps the skin healthy. Remember to go for a colorless, unscented lip balm for the cuts.

Lip balms not only save your lips from dryness and chapping, but it can also save your day in all the ways mentioned above. We all have our own personal beauty secrets that are not very common. If you know any hacks related to lip balms, feel free to share them with our readers in the comments section below.

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Chaitra Krishnan
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Chaitra has a triple main bachelor’s degree in journalism, communicative English, and economics from St. Aloysius College, Mangalore, and a master’s degree in journalism and mass communication from St. Joseph's College, Bengaluru.

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