Moisturize parched skin
Most lip balms have ingredients—such as petroleum jelly, beeswax, cocoa butter, coconut oil, shea butter or lanolin—designed to lock in moisture and form a protective barrier, which makes them a great pinch-hitter for a lip moisturizer, according to lip balm expert Joahne Carter, vice president of Marketing for eos. Smear lip balm on body parts that get especially rough in the winter, like elbows, knees, heels, and knuckles. For this hack as well (as most of the others listed here), choose a basic balm without tints, shimmer, sparkles or fragrances. We love Lanolips 101 Ointment Multipurpose Superbalm, which is made of pure lanolin and has zero artificial fragrances, parabens, sulfates, or other problematic additives.
Overdue for a manicure? Try massaging a bit of lip balm onto dry cuticles to soften them and prevent snags until your next nail appointment. Check out these other simple tips for getting healthy nails.