(Closed) Chapped Lips

posted 9 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

I swear by C.O. Bigelow’s rosebud salve.  It comes in a tin and you have to apply it with your finger, which I don’t normally like to do, but it is awesome.  Smells great and really moisturizes my lips.   Smith’s rosebud salve is also good.

Post # 4
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

Mine are bad, too. I keep cracking them when I smile. I used a toothbrush to brush my lips and get rid of the scalies. Fresh new skin, kinda soft and a little tender, but it’s not chipping so bad. After 3 days of fervently applying vaseline on my lips (a super thick coat on at night, gross i know) and keeping a pot at my desk, my lips feel a million times better. I don’t have any skin to pick off my lips right now. I’ve never had any luck with lip balms but vaseline seems to be my go-to in super harsh weather.

Post # 5
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654 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

At nightime i really recommend slathering on the petroleum jelly. I think that may help a little!

But my Fiance has the same problem. his lips are always cracking and peeling…poor guy

Post # 6
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562 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I use palmer’s cocoa butter with Vit E during the day and an old ointment called Mentholatum at night.  In the morning I lightly graze over my lips with a soft toothbrush to slough off dry skin.  

HTH!

Post # 7
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I would definitely suggest Vaseline and exfoliating your lips (like @ejs4y8).  The exfoliating (or brushing) gets rid of all the dead stuff and the Vaseline is super moisturizing!  You can even get a small pot of it to keep in your purse.

Post # 8
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3098 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

I slather on Aquaphor before I go to bed, and use the lemon lip balm from Bath & Body Works during the day.

Post # 9
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2000 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Mine are horrible! I keep chapstick in my pocket at ALL times and put it on when it wears off. I like the lip tint chapstick so I use the chapstick brand, or most recently I’ve used softlips lip tint…I love it! It keeps my lips un-chapped. But, God forbid that I forget it one day…my lips are so cracked & I’d picked it completely off so it’s even worse!

Post # 10
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11826 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2009 - Barr Mansion

This might be super obvious, but have you tried upping your water intake?  And I second the recommendation for Rose Salve. 

Post # 11
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Vasaline. It works miracles!!! You put a glob of it on your lips before bed, and then thinnly throught the day (vasaline makes lip stuff so its easier to carry!) and your lips will be so much better. mine get the same way in the winter and when i get colds.

Post # 12
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2532 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

I use Aquaphor when things get really bad! I think its near the lotions, not the chapsticks. I also use palmers cocoa butter stick (looks like a glue stick!) which is also in the lotion section. The Aquaphor will help heal the cracking and you can not only use it on your lips but also any other areas of skin that are dry and cracking

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2010

@Miss Meepsie – Rose salve does smell a lot like rosewater to me….you might want to try and smell it before you buy it then ๐Ÿ™‚

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2009

half the chapsticks on the market don’t work – they cause your lips to dry out.  Especially the ones with mint – you just keep applying because your lips are dry, but your lips are dry because you keep applying this junk chapstick.  I use aquaphor – on my lips, cuticles, dry skin, whatever.  Have a huge tub on my desk. Works and doesn’t taste disgusting. I also exfoliate with a toothbrush.  Supposedly you should slap it on your lips before you go to sleep so you have it soaking in all night.. I may try that soon, since the weather in FL is miserable lately.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

C.O. Bigelow makes a lip buffer.  It has little beads that you rub on your lips to exfoiliate, and when you rinse it off it has a moisterizing balm left on.

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