8 Dec 2019

How to Choose a Lipbalm...


I'm pretty sure you have at least 5 lipbalms rolling around in your handbag if you're reading this blog. I know I have. But is a lipbalm just a bad habit? I've been paranoid with ingredients since the day I had problems with my health. And if you think a little further, mouth is, indeed, the closest way to ingesting harmful chemicals.

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Imam več kot 5 balzamov za ustnice. Če bereš moj blog, verjamem, da jih imaš vsaj toliko tudi ti. Verjetno se ti po torbici skrivajo kar trije naenkrat. Je nanašanje balzama za ustnice res slaba navada? Zadnje čase je to kar vroča tema in priznam da imam pomisleke tudi jaz. Ko pride do balzamov za ustnice sem velik ''snob'' in pregledam vsak seznam sestavin. Ne rabim hormonskih motilcev, umetnih polnil in konzervansov. Usta so najhitrejša pot do zaužitja, zato se z balzami za ustnice ne hecam. 



Women can swallow bits of lipsticks, lipbalms and lipgloss unintentionally. While the number is not as high as it was proposed in the media years ago (talking about kilos), it's still a bit terrifying to use lip products that have bad ingredients. But what are bad ingredients
Every person would point out different chemicals they don't want in lip products. For me personally, I've been avoiding everything I don't know how to pronounce in my classic lipbalm. Okay, I close one eye on the lipsticks but I'm doing a change to clean beauty in that department too. It may seem a bit drastic but there's so many good organic, natural lipbalms on the market that I honestly don't feel switching back to Carmex or Labello. Ironically, generic lipbalms can make your lips addicted to their ingredients. And it forms a psychological habit to apply lipbalm. Interesting. While I don't see a great deal in forming a habit to combat your inner stress or anxiety, the true enemy here are harmful ingredients. The more you use them, the more chance of getting negative impact. I would avoid all toxic substances and carcinogens like mineral oil saturated hydrocarbons, parabens in general, BHA. Lanolin, vaseline or benzocaine are not my friends either as they can cause different skin reactions on some people. Here's your common sense to decide.

Ženske po statistiki zaužijemo kar nekaj šminke in balzamov, številke so tudi v kilogramih. Verjetno številka ni tako ogromna v povprečju, vendar še zdaleč ni nedolžna zadeva. Če pa v to navržemo škodljive sestavine, potem pa je to zaskrbljujoč podatek. Kaj pa so slabe/škodljive sestavine
Vsaka oseba bi mi verjetno izpostavila različne sestavine. Odvisno kaj kdo dojema kot škodljivo. Jaz se držim najbolj enostavnega načela. Če sestavine ne morem izgovoriti ali sploh ne poznam, ne gre v mojo negovalno rutino. Sploh pa ne v obliki balzama za ustnice, pri šminkah še zamižim na eno oko. Pa tudi tukaj delam počasno ''čistko'' na naravne alternative. Kar se tiče balzamov za ustnice, mi je odveč kupiti Carmex ali Labello. Imamo ogromno ponudbo naravnih balzamov za ustnice in se mi zdi ironično preklapljati na generične balzame, s katerimi postanejo ustnice odvisne in s tem izgubijo lastno sposobnost vlaženja. Ampak me vedno znova preseneti ko me povprašate po izdelkih, ki sem jih že izključila iz uporabe. Mogoče smo pa res premalo podkovani na tem področju. Potem je tukaj še drug, psihološki aspekt ''mazanja'' ustnic. Mene ne skrbi psihološka navada mazanja ustnic, s katerim zmanjšamo stres ali anksioznost. Skrbi me bolj sestavinski vidik. Če nanašamo balzam s vprašljivimi sestavinami veliko prepogosto, kaj se zgodi takrat? Med vprašljive sestavine (ki so lahko tudi kancerogene) spadajo mineralna olja, parabeni, BHA in drugi. Lanolin, vazelin in benzocaine mi prav tako ne dišijo, nekateri pa poročajo tudi o kožnih reakcijah. Študije si nasprotujejo, vendar mi zdrava kmečka pamet govori bolje ''brez'' kot ''s''.

Buy local, natural products and you'll be perfectly fine. For extra safety, check ingredients on products you use. Don't rely on false claims of brands, they just want one thing. Be a conscious consumer, learn and support what really benefits you. Lips need just a little bit moisture and oil for protection but generally your body knows how to adjust. Lipbalms from health/organic stores are my number one choice. I also got inspired by newly released Butters Lip Butter since it contains only cupuacu seed butter, coconut oil, almond oil and bee wax. Yummy flavours like honey-vanilla, mixed berries and cinnamon cookie come from edible aromas we usually find in food. Although is hard to decide, my favourite is mixed berries. Really scrumptious scent after forest berries with a bit of acidity and sweetness. Oh, there's another interesting fact! The base of the product is cupuacu seed butter which hydrates skin 200% better than lanolin (which is actually made out of sheep's wool). They are organic, cruelty-free, eco-friendly and made in Slovenia - english site here. I also added some pics of my hard-working Chubby, he's always up for a photo shooting. I know you want to see him after a long time, he's my ultimate helper.

Kupuj lokalno, uporabljaj naravno in bo čisto OK. Podobno kot pri hrani. Poglej sestavine na izdelkih ki jih kupuješ. Ne zanašaj se na obljube znamk, preverjaj in raziskuj. Bodi zaveden kupec ki se zaveda kaj je dobro zanj. Ustnice ne potrebujejo ničesar več kot dodatno vlaženje in malce zaščite, saj se tvoje telo zna prilagoditi. Jaz najraje nakupujem balzame v bio trgovinah, pred kratkim pa so me navdihnili Butters Lip Butter balzami za ustnice ki vsebujejo le cupuacu maslo, kokosovo olje, mandljevo olje in čebelji vosek. Cupuacu je iz družine kakavovca in je izredno dober vlažilec. V primerjavi z lanolinom (ki je izdelan iz ovčje volne) vlaži kožo kar 200% bolje. Lip Butter-ji dišijo po medu-vaniliji, Speculaas piškotih in gozdnih sadežih. Uporabljajo se jedilne arome, katere najdete v hrani. Izredno težko se odločim za najljubšega (ker so vsi za pojest) vendar bi izbrala gozdne sadeže. So ravno prav sladki. Balzami so organski, prijazni do okolja, niso testirani na živalih in so narejeni izključno v Sloveniji. Najdete jih lahko v spletni trgovini in v vseh Sanolaborjih ter Kalčkih. Dostopno in prijazno do živali in okolja. V ta namen sem dodala še nekaj slik mojega pomagača. Sem prepričana, da ste Chubbyja že kar malo pogrešali. 



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