Breastfeeding Cream Is the Best Lip Balm -- We’re Not Making This Up

lipsBreaking news, ladies. Well, maybe not breaking for all of you, but for some of you, this is definitely breaking news. And it's weird. Did you know that nipple cream is one of the best lip balms out there? It's true! The stuff you rub on your boobs while nursing after they get cracked and chapped and -- okay, I'll stop there -- is great for your lips! I came across the tip this weekend while plummeting down an Internet rabbit hole that started god knows where. And I tried it! And it works!


Okay, for those of you who have never used nipple cream (and who want super smooth, moisturized lips), let me explain why the stuff is perfect for the delicate skin on our lips. Nipple creams are intended to heal minor skin irritations, so they're a little more intense than traditional lip balms. They're super thick and viscous, and typically are all-natural, which is a bonus. Apparently, Angie Harmon swears by Lansinoh nipple cream (which is what I tried), and after some Googling, it turns out a lot of other people do, too. Although weird, this makes complete sense, girls! Nipple cream is incredibly soothing, and think about it: If it's good enough for nursing mama's nipples, how could it not be good enough for our lips? (Trust me, there's logic in there.)

I even learned that there's a nipple cream lip balm out there, Dr. Lipp Original Nipple Balm for Lips. It's touted as a cream intended for lips, nipples, cuticles, calluses, sunburns, baby rashes, and scars -- and it has seriously good reviews. I tried the Lansinoh because I had some left in a drawer from my nursing days, but I might give this a go (for my lips) next. Another balm that can be used on nipples that I hear does wonders for lips? Homeplasmine. According to one reviewer, it's "KILLER" for dry lips.

Whodda thought, right? I mean, it seems so obvious now, but nipple cream for lips, ladies. Trust me.

Have you ever tried this? How do you keep your lips moisturized?


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