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Episode 25: Lip Balm For Musicians And What You Need To Know

 

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March 2, 2017
MUSICIAN'S LIP CARE

The right type of lip balm for musicians…

is crucial to keep everything working!

When a wind player has chapped lips it could be detrimental to their performance. The solution? Chap stick….but which one?!?!

There are so many choices when it comes to lip balm for musicians. On this episode, we look at five of the most popular brands and take a look under the cap.

A few things to think about when it comes to chap stick.

Many people will say you can become addicted to chap stick. There is some truth to that if you “over do it”. Most of the time people will become addicted due to an occlusive that happens to be in the balm. This will provide a protectant seal over your lips which if over used can tell your lips that it’s not necessary to produce their own moisture. This in turn would require you to need even more applications and so on.

Something else to be aware of is the ingredients. Often times we’ll find Camphor (a waxy, flammable, white or transparent solid) that acts as an irritant! Not a great way to sooth the lips!

The most important thing to realize is that this is all subjective and everyone reacts differently. Find what works for you and stick with it!

The one brand that we did not cover on this video is Chop Saver by Dan Gosling. You can check it out here

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