Disturbing trend has kids using lip balm on eyelids

Posted at 6:28 PM, Apr 25, 2014
and last updated 2014-04-25 18:47:47-04

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich.  — There are videos all over YouTube of kids using something they have in their pocket everyday.

Lip balm.

It is called ‘Beezin’, where students put a thin layer of Burt’s Bees on their eyelids.

They claim it increases their sensation of getting high or drunk. Other kids say it helps keep them awake and alert during long nights of studying. The videos show kids putting it on their eyelids, which causes a burning sensation.

But doctors are issuing a warning;  it’s very dangerous. They say the tingling sensation is caused by the peppermint oil in the product. They say the trend could cause symptoms that mimic pink eye, and your eyes are one of the most sensitive parts of your body.

Kids may think the trend is harmless because Burt’s Bees products are supposed to be 100-percent natural, but doctors say using any product other than what’s intended for can be risky.

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