Beware! You may already be addicted!
We use (or used) the substance habitually, often not realizing we were actually applying it since it was such a daily routine. Anyone who has tried to quit can readily attest that when you stop using, your lips become negatively affected for several days or weeks. The physiological dependency is there! We are not saying that everyone who uses lip balm will get addicted, but just like alcohol or cigarettes, some people seem to be more susceptible to becoming dependent.