Oct 23, 2013

Guest Post 13 Surprising Uses for Lip Balm

I’m a pretty big fan of any beauty product that does double duty, so when I found out that lip balm has uses besides keeping my lips soft and kissable, I was blown away! Here are 13 new ways your favorite lip balm can start pulling its weight. 

Beauty Magic
  • An easy way to get that natural, dew-kissed look is to skip the powder blush and use your favorite tinted lip balm instead.  Use your fingers to gently pat the balm along your cheekbones, focusing on the apples of your cheeks
  • Mix some translucent lip balm in with a bit of your favorite powder eye-shadow to create a great cream shadow on the go!
  • If you’re looking for an alternative to brow gels tame your unruly eyebrows, try dabbing some lip balm along your brow line and blending it in with a clean brush. 
  • Dry and cracked cuticles can be painful and unsightly. Dab a small amount of lip balm onto your cuticles and rub in gently for a perfectly moisturized finish to your manicure.
  • Prevent stubborn stains by rubbing lip balm into the skin around your hairline before starting the hair-dyeing process.
Soften That Skin
  • Thanks to allergies and colds, the delicate skin around our nostrils can suffer some serious Kleenex related abuse. Grab a tube of lip balm, mark it for nose use only and apply generously to your cracked nostrils. Your sniffer will thank you!
  • Harsh winter weather can be rough on our elbows and knuckles. Skip the lotion and moisturize with lip balm!
  • Speaking of winter weather, skiers and snowboarders can attest to how harsh cold wind can be on your face.  Before you hit the slopes, apply lip balm to your forehead, nose, cheeks and chin to protect your skin from windburn.
Household Helper
  • Quickly stop the bleeding from shaving nicks by dabbing a bit of lip balm directly onto the cut.
  • Ring stuck on your finger? Put away the butter and reach for your ChapStick instead! Simply coat your finger with lip balm and gently wriggle the ring loose.
  • Stuck zippers can be solved with a small amount of lip balm! Rub the balm up and down the teeth of the zipper and zip your way to freedom!
  • Use lip balm as a lubricant on the tracks of drawers and windows for easier opening and shutting.
  • If you’re out of shoe polish, a little lip balm will work in a pinch. Rub the balm into your shoe with a cloth and then buff to a shine! 
Thanks to my Yu-Be Lip Balm, my lips are soft, brows tidy, cuticles moisturized and my favorite hoodie has a perfectly lubricated zipper! I’m pretty sure lip balm may be the new wonder product. Duct tape and WD-40 better watch out!

When Selina Torres isn’t shining her shoes with lip balm, she’s writing for Glisten, an amazing new skin care company. 


  1. Wow these are good tips! I only use my lip balms ob my lips. I usually use the eos ones.