“Can You Really Become Addicted to Lip Balm?

So, what’s the deal? Well, it’s a bit of a vicious cycle. “Some people will use lip balm so frequently that they develop a sensitivity to one of the ingredients,” says Boston dermatologist Emmy Graber.

Over time, their lips begin to feel irritated and sensitive – and what do they do to treat them? They slather on more balm, explains Graber. …”