Dr Oz: Chapstick Addiction
Dr Oz tackled Lip Balm Addiction on today’s show. Kimberly told Doctor Oz that she is totally addicted to Lip Balm, so he asked her to stop using it for just one day to see if she could. Usually she keeps Lip Balm on her nightstand, in the kitchen and in the bathroom, but she took the challenge to stop using Lip Balm for one whole day. Early on she already felt a mini-crack forming and said she was tempted to have something greasy for lunch to try and coat her lips with something. Kimberly made it through the day without Lip Balm, but she said she would never do it again!
Dr Oz: Why Lip Balm Is Bad For You
Dr Oz showed a diagram to explain why Lip Balm, something that seems so innocent, is actually bad for you. You have skin cells on top of your lips and they are designed to be shed quickly. This usually works just fine because new skin cells are being made quickly underneath the old top layer. However, when you put on Lip Balm, it blocks the surface and so the old skin cells do not shed and the new ones slow down in production.