Wondering about how to care for and protect your lips?
Here are your questions answered!


Why should I take care of my lips?

Unlike ordinary skin, the outer layer of the lip is extremely thin.

As a result, moisture evaporates from the lips much faster than from skin causing lips to dry out easily. This dryness often results in chapping and cracking which can be uncomfortable or even painful.

Lips need more protection than the rest of the body because they have little or no melanin. Melanin is a natural skin pigment, which screens out the sun’s harmful ultraviolet rays.


How do I protect my lips from the sun?

When spending more time outdoors, a lip care product with a higher SPF such as Blistex Ultra Lip Balm SPF 50+ should be used. It is also important to remember that the sun’s harmful rays are always present whether it’s sunny or cloudy.


Do lips need to be protected indoors?

When indoors, your lips can suffer from a lack of moisture in centrally heated or air-conditioned rooms in which the relative humidity is low.


How do I relieve already chapped lips?

If you already have chapped lips, act fast to protect your lips! Blistex Intensive Repair is formulated to create a protective moisturising barrier to help repair and relieve dry chapped lips.


What causes cold sores and can Blistex help?

Cold sores are caused by a form of the Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV) and may develop when an individual has a cold or fever. They can also can be triggered by sun exposure, emotional distress and health troubles. Try Blistex Antiviral Cold Sore Cream ^ at the first sign of a tingle for effective treatment of cold sores.


Lip Balm – Over or under lipstick?

Lip balm works best under lipstick, allowing the lips to be coated and smoothed with protective ingredients, and it will aid in helping colour spread more evenly.


Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. Reapply frequently.
Avoid prolonged sun exposure and wear protective clothing, hats and eyewear when exposed to the sun.
^ Always read the label. Follow the directions for use. If symptoms persist, talk to your health professional.