CBD oil lip balm is a hot new product right now and more and more satisfied customers swear by its benefits. Unlike traditional lip balms, a quality CBD hemp oil-infused lip balm comes with added benefits thanks to CBD’s anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, and anti-inflammatory properties.
But before diving into CBD lip balm benefits and why you should turn it into your go-to product especially in very cold or windy conditions, let’s see why CBD, cannabidiol, is (still) so controversial.
The CBD Controversy
Cannabis-derived beauty products have gained more and more traction in recent years as the American public has become more accustomed with CBD oil’s perks when applied topically. Plus, in less than a decade, tremendous progress has been made toward hemp farming legalization.
In 2014, when the U.S. Congress passed legislation that allowed state farmers to grow and harvest hemp locally through pilot programs, CBD oil products started to permeate faster the U.S. market as manufacturers no longer had to rely exclusively on hemp imports.
With the 2018 farm bill, federal lawmakers lifted the 82-year-old ban on hemp farming in the United States, opening a market that it’s expected to jump to 22 billion in the next three years.
However, despite their growing popularity, CBD hemp oil-based beauty products are still being frowned upon because people confuse hemp-derived CBD with its more potent cousin, the marijuana-derived CBD.
Even though hemp and marijuana belong to the same plant family, Cannabis Sativa, and have almost the same looks, hemp comes with no THC or less than .3% per dry unit, which means that it won’t help you get high no matter how much you smoke or munch on it.
So the good news is that adding a CBD chap-stick to your lips won’t mess with your perception of reality even if you are into the not-so-healthy habit of constantly licking your lips.
Chapped and Dry Lips: Causes and Best Treatment
Chapped, or severely dry, lips are usually caused by these factors:
Exposure to Environmental Factors – like very low temperatures, wind, or very dry and hot weather.
Dehydration – which means that you do not drink enough water for your body to function properly; dehydration can also be caused by excess alcohol consumption, sugary drinks, too much coffee, and drinks packed with tannin’s, like red wine, teas, and some types of fruit juice.
Nutrient Deficiency – Vitamin B deficiency might explain cracked lips, rashes, and dry spots on the skin. Also, iron and zinc deficiencies are often behind chapped or unusually dry lips.
UV Damage – Wearing no sun protection on your lips can lead to inflammation and dryness.
Some Drugs and Supplements – like chemotherapy medication, antihistamines, or supplementation with retinoids and lithium.
Constantly Licking Your Lips – which can only make dry lips worse.
Underlying Medical Condition – Split lips, especially in the corners might be a tell-tale sign of an underlying medical condition known as angular cheilitis.
Leaving dry and chapped lips untreated can lead to excess flaking, inflammation, soreness, swelling and even bleeding. In addition, if your lip issues are caused by angular cheilitis, the condition might be a symptom of more severe health problems, such as Crohn’s disease, diabetes, anemia, and some types of cancer.
In less severe cases, cracked and dry lips can be fixed by avoiding the said risk factors and promoting recovery through simple home remedies, such as aloe vera and a quality lip balm.
However, not all lip balms are created equal, and some of them can do more harm than good. In some cases, when the thin layer of product evaporates from the lips, the lip balm can make lips even drier, and you’ll feel the urge to reapply it compulsively. This is the case with most sub-par lip balms.
Fortunately, that is not the case with CBD lip balms, as the CBD oil will seal moisture in your lips, preventing them from becoming dry or flaky.
CBD Lip Balm Benefits
Now let’s look at the CBD lip balm benefits. So, what does a CBD lip balm do and what makes it shine bright among conventional lip balms?
Beside leaving your lips smooth and shiny without getting them greasy, a quality CBD lip balm can also help alleviate pain and inflammation associated with dry, flaky, and cracked lips. There have also been reports by numerous users about using the lip balm on superficial cuts, which helped them heal faster.
Also, thanks to its healing-promoting properties, a CBD lip balm can work wonders on severely chapped lips with just a few applications.
As an added bonus, CBD hemp oil is packed with vitamins A, C, and E which promote a healthy and glowing skin while slowing down the aging processes.
Beside the key ingredient – whole plant extract of hemp, our organic CBD lip balm is packed with moisturizing, soothing, and hydrating organic oils and plant butters that will keep your lips soft and silky smooth all day long.
It is worth noting that lips lack oil glands, which means that they won’t produce protective oils on their own. This is why we have added organic Coconut Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Candelilla Wax, and Avocado Oil to our CBD lip balm to ensure that your lips stay hydrated throughout the day without the need of constantly reapplying the product.
What’s more, all our ingredients are sourced with the well-being of the environment in mind and the quality of each individual ingredient is top notch so that both your body and the planet get the proper treatment they need.