(Closed) Chapped lips – going insanzy already! – please help

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 47
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

Carmex Carmex Carmex!! I use the one in the little tin with a yellow screw off cap. It always works SO well, I can put it on before I go to bed and my lips are perfectly smooth in the AM. My mom has been using it forever  and I have been using it for as long as I can remember. They also make one that is SPF 15 in a stick form that I use in the summer.

Post # 48
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Blushing bee

Lush lip scrub after a shower or applying a warm wash cloth. If they’re super flakey, try scrubbing with a toothbrush and vaseline after showering. Use a cheapy toothbrush, not your normal toothbrush. It works!

Post # 49
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Bumble bee

I use Rose Salve by C.O. Bigelow. BEST STUFF EVER!

I get mine at Bath and Body Works for llike $5 and it’s just amazing. It also works on dry skin and I use it when I get colds and my nose gets dry, I just stick some of this on and it works over night!

They also have the apple flavored kind which I prefer because it doesn’t tatse so funky whn it’s on your lips.

Post # 50
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I have chronic trapped llips as well and burts bees mango and EOS are the best, stick to natural ingredients because medicated ones can make you addicted and cause rebound chapness. I also like to use a warm washcloth and exfoliate my lips every night.

Post # 51
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Honey bee

I have tried nearly everything and the only product that had any positive results at all was Palmer’s Cocoa Butter lip balm (packaging is yellow w/ brown writing in the lotion section). After one use, my lips showed no signs at all of ever being chapped, which was not the case with Vaseline, Burt’s Bees, Carmex, etc.

Post # 52
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

just noticed my crazy typos…thats what I get for typing with frozen fingers…:/

Post # 53
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I really like the Nivea chapstick (light blue tube). I get horrible chapped lips and this is the only thing that I’ve found that helps me

Post # 54
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

As a former chapstick addict (it sounds ridiculous, but you guys know what I’m talking about!), the only lip balm I will EVER use now that I’ve discovered it is Dr. Hauschka’s lip care stick (or lip balm, which comes in a little pot). I used to not be able to leave the house without chapstick on me, and if I forgot it at home, I would panic and have to buy more at the store immediately. After a couple of weeks using this chapstick, I was able to use it only once or twice a day and now I go for days and even weeks without needing anything. I don’t think twice about leaving the house without it. I sound like a commercial, but I don’t care because this stuff is amazing! It’s pretty expensive (in the $15 range), but given that one stick lasts me for like 6 months to a year (depending on the season, and whether I lose the chapstick), it’s so worth it.

Post # 55
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Blushing bee

I prefer chapsticks with cocoa butter, for some reason they work better for me. Also, a trick I picked up from when I was a pre-teen was sleeping in Lip Smackers Vanilla Frosting Lip Gloss. For some reason if I put in on before bed my lips were like silk the next morning. Then I could just use regular chapstick if my lips started to act up a bit.

Post # 56
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Honey Beekeeper

Medicated Blistex and medicated chapstick work pretty well for me. I agree with previous posters, too, about exfoliating the dead skin from your lips. I’ve read that a soft-bristled toothbrush can be a good tool for that, as well as the washcloth in the shower.

Post # 57
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

My son had really chapped cheeks from teething, NOTHING would clear them up! Then she told me to use Mineral Oil, Just look for it at walgreens,CVS or anywhere liek that. They heeled right up!

Post # 58
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: January 2012

Try “Satin Lips” by MaryKay. There is a lip mask (which is more like a scrub) and then a lip balm that goes with it. You can find a tube on Amazon for around $4. I LOVE IT! I had an issue with dead skin on my lips, and this took it right off! They really do make your lips feel like satin 🙂

Post # 59
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Newbee
  • Wedding: November 2012

Its  expensive, but I use Fresh Sugar lip balm regularly. It has a nice lemony smell, not much flavor to it and its SPF 15. I’ve been using it for a few years to get through Michigan winters without painful chapped lips.  

My fiance, who has very full lips, used to borrow my Fresh Sugar repeatedly but refused to let me buy him his own because (a) a metallic pink-ish tube of chapstick that says “sugar” in big letters down the side isn’t very “manly” and (b)16$ for a tube of chapstick is ridiculous (can’t say I disagree, but it works so well I use it anyways).   After months of resisting, he finally caved and let me buy him some because mine kept ending up in his coat pockets 🙂

Does anyone else have this problem with their men?  They mock us for using expensive beauty products, but then use them all the time themselves.  This has also happened with my nice hair spray and my good conditioner.  

Post # 60
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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@hopefloats: EOS! It is awesome. I have mine on my desk right now!

Post # 61
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

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@MrsSl82be: I am going to get that ASAP!

I have such dry lips normally, and it doesn’t help that I lick them and peel them. I don’t know how to stop myself!

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