4 Ways to Use Beauty Balms That You Haven’t Thought Of

October 07, 2019
Jessica Harrington
By: Jessica Harrington | skincare.com by L'Oréal

Beauty balms are one of the greatest unsung heroes of the beauty world. They moisturize and can even take the place of a few of your makeup products in a pinch. You never know when you might have a beauty emergency, so these multipurpose, multi-tasking products are great to have on hand at all times. Ahead, we broke down four beauty balm hacks that everyone should know.

Beauty Balm Use #1: Moisturize Dry Skin

Traditionally, beauty balms are used to hydrate parched, dry skin; whether it be ashy elbows, dry hands or an irritated nose during harsh winter months. Just a little bit of product goes a long way in comforting skin that could use a little extra love. 

We like SkinCeuticals Hydra Balm for this because the occlusive formula provides a barrier over compromised skin. 


Beauty Balm Use #2: Dab it on Your Lips

Parched lips? Use your beauty balm! Dabbing a little bit of balm on your lips will not only help with soothing dry skin but will also add a nice, subtle shine to your pout — almost as if you’re wearing a gloss. 

We recommend this soothing repairing multi-purpose balm which can be applied to lips from La Roche-Posay Cicaplast Baume B5.


Beauty Balm Use #3: Hydrate Cuticles

Nothing ruins a fresh, crisp manicure like dry, peeling cuticles. Because beauty balms are designed to be ultra-nourishing, they can help rescue cuticles. 


The L’Oréal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition All-Over Honey Balm is great because it can be used to as an overall hand cream. 


Beauty Balm Use #4: Highlight Your Face

A highlighter can illuminate your cheekbones and give your complexion a healthy glow, but if you ever forget your beloved compact at home, reach for your beauty balm. By applying a little product to your fingertips and dabbing it onto your temples, bridge of your nose and brow bone, you can give your skin a natural touch of radiance. 

Even with a bare face, the Peach & Lily KBeauty Resume Balm or the Honest Beauty Magic Beauty Balm Stick can accentuate your features and leave your complexion with a soft glow.


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