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  • Is flavored lip balm safe to use on your eyelids?


    Question:

    Is the social media trend of using Burt’s Bees flavored lip balms on your eyelids to boost alertness safe?


    Answer:

    I do not recommend this as the natural oils in mint lip balms can irritate your eyes. 

    Additionally, the “beezin” trend will not deliver a mentally alert high as promised on social media, but when applied to your eyelids you may feel a temporary tingling sensation. And because eyelid skin is very sensitive and thin, applying lip balms here can also cause redness, swelling, inflammation and even abrasions. In severe cases, the balm may transfer a virus or bacteria to your eye and lead to infection and even vision loss. So it's best to skip the use of products not designed for use in our around your eyes.


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