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post #1 of 28
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A the humidity in my house continues to drop despite running more humidifiers I have really bad chapped lips. I have a bunch of tubes of various chapstick products and also have started to exfoliate my lips to stop them from getting worse.
Anyone else have this problem and what works for you??
post #2 of 28
When mine are really chapped only vaseline works. Chap sticks don't seem to heal them. I am addicted to soft lips for everyday use.
post #3 of 28
Mmm, yeah Vaseline will work. I prefer to use Bag Balm...works reeeally well for all sorts of chapped skin.

Hilda >^..^<
post #4 of 28
We always use Carmex
post #5 of 28
Blistex medicated in the blue container usually works for me
post #6 of 28
I have trouble with the low humidity too.
I have a bunch of different ones to carry around, but the ones that really work well I use generously at night - Vaseline, and Elizabeth Arden 8 hour repair (tastes icky but works well).
post #7 of 28
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Blistex medicated in the blue container usually works for me
same here, the only other thing that works for me is Burt's Bees Lifeguards' Choice for prevention
post #8 of 28
Blistex always make mine peel way worse, as do chapstic.

I use only Neutrogena lip moisturizer, they have it at CVS but you have to look for it, as it isn't kept in the moisturizers aisle.

It moisturizes your lips without drying them up, doesn't feel heavily waxy or greasy like vaseline, and you don't have to use it as often as you do any of the other products. It really works wonders for me, and we have c-c-cold nasty winters up here on the northeast coast.
post #9 of 28
When I was a little girl I used to get chapped lips so bad that they would get infected. The only stuff that would work is this: http://www.bagbalm.com/

It has a down side: it smells bad, but if it is really horrible it should clear it up. Oh, and it will heal minor cuts on your hands and feet too.
post #10 of 28
Here's what you can try...this works well for me.

Before bed, take a baby toothbrush (with SOFT bristles), wet it, and "buff" your lips a bit to exfoliate them. Pat your lips dry. Then, SLATHER Vaseline petroleum jelly on them, and go to bed. During the day, use a lip moisturizer (such as Kiehl's #1 or Neutrogena lip moisturizer)...I've never had good luck with Chapstick or Blistex.
post #11 of 28
ok... now I know it sounds gross, but if you put Desitin (the diaper rash ointment) on your lips before bed, it really helps!!! (I do not recommed doing it during the day or you will get some weird looks from people.)
That or carmax ointment really helps too.
post #12 of 28
I use Vitamin E stick, looks like a beige flesh color lipstick.
Most department stores carry it in cosmetics.
post #13 of 28
Another thing that has worked for me is the vitamin e capsules..u poke then and spread the liquid in there on your lips!
post #14 of 28
Put vasoline on your lips (dampen them a bit with water first) then use a soft bristled toothbrush to very gently exfoliate them. After you've done that- slather a bit more of vasoline on them to intensly moisturize them. After they start to heal up- i really suggest getting some of the C.O. Bigelow lip shine that they sell at Bath & Body Works. It is uber moisturizing, not sticky, and it tastes amazing- if freshens up your breath too!!!!
post #15 of 28
I find Vaseline works best for me.I apply it ever few hours. My lips are so dry and chapped this time of year they burn....
post #16 of 28
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
Put vasoline on your lips (dampen them a bit with water first) then use a soft bristled toothbrush to very gently exfoliate them. After you've done that- slather a bit more of vasoline on them to intensly moisturize them. After they start to heal up- i really suggest getting some of the C.O. Bigelow lip shine that they sell at Bath & Body Works. It is uber moisturizing, not sticky, and it tastes amazing- if freshens up your breath too!!!!

I just bought a bunch of those lipshine things from B&B Works! I bought the Black Cherry Cola, the Vanilla Mint, and Cinnamint! They are really good!
post #17 of 28
DH is having a time with his lips cracking because he works outdoors for the most part. I use vaseline when my lip has craked. Other than that I love the avon chapsticks. My MIL used to send the callendar ones each year, I forget which one of theirs is in that exactly but I can tell you when my order comes in next week! I seriously left her an order saying I want 2 of that chapstick that comes in the callendar tube! I'm hoping that does better for DH.
post #18 of 28
Definitely Vaseline and the buffing with baby toothbrush thing works really well - I also really like the original Chapstick in the black tube (has a bit of a funny smell, but V effective) Another hint - try not to lick your lips even if very dry and tempted - there are enzymes in your saliva which will eat into the delicate skin in your lips and make them even more sore!
post #19 of 28
I use Clinic lip moisturizer. I used to have really chapped lips that crack and bleed all winter and I only need to dab this on about twice a day.
post #20 of 28
I mainly use the lipsmackers stuff and it always works for me. Though I do have Burt's Bees and Carmex on hand for those just in case situations.
post #21 of 28
carmex carmex carmex i swear by carmex
post #22 of 28
Burts bees. I used to use Carmex and all the others but I hardly use any of the others now (unless of course I forget to bring it with me)that I have Burts Bees.
post #23 of 28
I bought a 10 oz tin of Bag Balm for a tattoo I had done a few years ago, which is a LOT of Bag Balm. Like Hilda said, it works really well on chapped lips. According to the tin it's hydroxyquinoline sulfate in a petrolatum lanolin base. Mmmm....don't that sound good.
post #24 of 28
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Originally Posted by GailC View Post
A the humidity in my house continues to drop despite running more humidifiers I have really bad chapped lips. I have a bunch of tubes of various chapstick products and also have started to exfoliate my lips to stop them from getting worse.
Anyone else have this problem and what works for you??
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We always use Carmex
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Originally Posted by ScamperFarms View Post
carmex carmex carmex i swear by carmex
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Burts bees. I used to use Carmex and all the others but I hardly use any of the others now (unless of course I forget to bring it with me)that I have Burts Bees.
I'm a carmex baby as well!!!!
post #25 of 28
Carmex works pretty good for chapped lips.
post #26 of 28
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Originally Posted by StarryEyedTiGeR View Post
Put vasoline on your lips (dampen them a bit with water first) then use a soft bristled toothbrush to very gently exfoliate them. After you've done that- slather a bit more of vasoline on them to intensly moisturize them. After they start to heal up- i really suggest getting some of the C.O. Bigelow lip shine that they sell at Bath & Body Works. It is uber moisturizing, not sticky, and it tastes amazing- if freshens up your breath too!!!!
Two more things i thought of that are wonderful!

Aquaphor - you can buy this at your local drug store or grocery store- wal-mart sells it too. It's WONDREFUL!!!!! You can use this on any part of your body that gets dry- it's really similar to Vasoline- but more moisturizing and less sticky!

Also- If you eat a lot of salty food- be sure to drink some water with it (and when your done...put a little water on your mouth to wipe the salt off of your lips. Lips have no sweat glands and produce no moisture so they dry out easy....so salty foods can aggervate already dried out lips...so be sure to use a little water to wipe off your mouth after you've had salty foods or snacks)
post #27 of 28
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Originally Posted by ScamperFarms View Post
carmex carmex carmex i swear by carmex

Nothing........I say nothing works like Carmex. Just be sure to apply right before going to bed at night......when you wake up in the morning they are healed. I've never seen anything like this stuff.

Winter Hawk
post #28 of 28
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Nothing........I say nothing works like Carmex. Just be sure to apply right before going to bed at night......when you wake up in the morning they are healed. I've never seen anything like this stuff.

Winter Hawk
Another vote for Carmex here! I do exactly this - put it on at night and wake up to lips that feel much better. In fact, I'm going to go put some on right now.

Can I just say again that I can't wait until winter is over!??!
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