Bite Your Lip When You're Anxious? This Balm Can Help You With That

My lips are always dry...unless I use this balm.

Daily #COVID19 news has grown to become a hard pill to swallow. So with that in mind, we've decided to team up with NUXE to give one lucky Irish Tatler reader the chance to win the ultimate self-care package. 

Everyone handles anxious thoughts differently. Some stress eat (guilty), some turn to baking (guilty, again), while others bite their lip (also guilty).

Thanks to the influx of news alerts, social media notifications and daily updates on the spread of coronavirus, people across the world are experiencing heightened levels of anxiety, no matter what their mental health looks like on a “normal” day. When we’re presented with a threat like the one we’re dealing with at the moment, it’s only natural to feel incredibly anxious, and for me, that means biting my lip – constantly.

Over the last few days, it’s left my lips incredibly sore. Areas that have gotten dry are flaking off and have even cracked, causing bleeding. While there are many ways to combat anxious thoughts (more on that here), one thing I've found to be extremely beneficial is lip balm. But not just any lip balm, the NUXE Baume Levres Reve De Miel - Honey Lip Balm.

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I've somewhat of a lip balm addiction, I simply cannot resist the urge of purchasing a lip balm. In my collection right now, I have over 24 lip balms. One particularly chapped evening, I went to my collection and was immediately drawn to a little frosted glass pot with a maroon twist-off cap. I quickly smeared a thin layer across my lips and it was as if I had just done an hour-long mediation: I was calm.

Designed to tackle signs of sore lips with nourishing ingredients like acacia honey and shea butter, the balm glides on easily and leaves lips smooth, soft and comfortable. The balm is not sticky or greasy (a common problem with most balms) and tastes like honey and grapefruit – a welcome break from the scent and taste of banana bread. What's more, it's all-natural, so it contains no mineral oils or harmful ingredients meaning all those organic ingredients like the honey and shea Butter can really sink down into the dermis of the skin. 

My only complaint is this is not a lip balm to use if you're heavy-handed. Sometimes when my lips are in particularly bad shape, I have a tendency to lash on lip balm like there is no tomorrow. However, by applying too much the NUXE Baume Levres Reve De Miel - Honey Lip Balm, it can leave a slight waxy taste to the balm. 

Reve De Miel Lip Balm, €12, Nuxe

Will it stop me completely from biting my lip? Sadly not – it takes far more than a lip balm to break a nervous habit. But will it nourish, soothe and restore my lips back to a healthy, smooth state? Absolutely. I make sure to apply some every night before I go to bed. When I wake up in the morning, my lips are soft, moisturised, and ready for whatever lipstick, stain, or biting I throw at them.

However, the only way you can judge is for yourself. That's why we've teamed up with NUXE to give one lucky Irish Tatler reader the chance to not only win the NUXE Baume Levres Reve De Miel - Honey Lip Balm, but the ultimate self-care hamper picked from the Reve De Miel range. 

To be in the chance of winning a Nuxe Reve De Miel hamper worth over €60 simply answer the question below: 

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This competition is open to the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland residents aged 18 or over unless any other age restriction is specified or implied. T&Cs apply. Closing date 08/04/2020.

Main image by @irishtatlerbeauty on Instagram

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