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Added April 10, 2014

Chapped Lips Remedy

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Chapped Lips Ruining Your Day? Lip Service: Chapped Lips Remedy

 

Cold weather can be brutal on all parts of your body – faces flake, hair dries, hands redden, feet crack, and, for young girls especially, lips chap. No one likes the feeling of dry, cracked-lips, and for many of us, nothing seems to work fast enough. Just as the harsh winds whip and the humidity plummets, we figure the time is right to offer some advice to help heal chapped lips.

 

Chapped lips are caused by overexposure to wind, sun or dry conditions in any season, but winter is especially problematic. Lips are vulnerable since they have an extremely thin outer layer. They retain less moisture than other parts of the body, so they tend to dry out quicker. The automatic remedy when your lips start to feel like the desert is to lick them. Unfortunately when the saliva evaporates, they'll feel even worse.

 

According to the National Institutes of Health, the best advice to keep your lips from becoming dry and cracked is to first protect them from the elements drying them out. Check out our top 10 tips to keep your lips moisturized, even in the harshest winter weather.

 

  1. Apply an unflavored lip balm with sunscreen wherever you go. Petroleum jelly or an aloe vera gel will work to keep your lips greasy and properly moisturized, and prevent them from drying out. Emollients like lanolin, oils of any kind, Shea butter and vitamins are other useful ingredients to look for in a lubricating balm. Apply it often during the day.
  2. Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration.
  3. Wear scarves or jackets that block the wind from getting to your lips.
  4. Ask your parents to invest in a humidifier to moisturize the air in your home after they turn on the heat.
  5. If you wear lipstick, make sure it's glossy — matte lipstick tends to dry out your lips. Before applying your lipstick, dab on a very small amount of lip balm or petroleum jelly.

     

     

  6. To keep your lips smooth and soft, and if they aren’t cracked or bleeding, apply a bunch of petroleum jelly, then use a soft toothbrush, in a circular motion, to massage your lips. Wipe the excess off with a tissue.
  7. Avoid flavored lip balms. They can be more fun and certainly taste better, but they also give you an excuse to keep licking your lips, making them wear off quickly and are not a good chapped lips remedy.
  8. Choose a lip balm with all-natural ingredients. Also, pure vegetable oils and butters with beeswax provide a safe barrier. Coconut oil is mild and soothing, and coconut butter is rich and creamy — both are perfect for the lips.
  9. Medicated lip products sound good, but they usually contain menthol, peppermint oil or other additives that can further irritate your lips. Be sure to read the ingredients on the side of the tube before you buy one.
  10. Avoid anything that's drying. That includes long hot baths and showers, deodorant soaps and any product or cleanser that contains alcohol.

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twinklegirl
twinklegirl
Posted August 06, 2014
i always use petroleum jelly for lips
AFRICANpink
AFRICANpink
Posted May 30, 2014
Thanks a lot B.G, I''ve being looking for this remedy for years
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Jdjshzjsuzuzjebgduidjd
Posted August 20, 2013
This is good info thanx BG!
XO, K. Johnson
XO, K. Johnson
Posted February 17, 2013
i use a lip butter by zoe and zac naturals. its good and all but i prefer carmax
SwimLover22
SwimLover22
Posted July 03, 2013
My lips get chapped easily and my lips burn! I use medicated chapstick but it still burns for a few minutes. Then the burning goes away
Augustcoolgirl
Augustcoolgirl
Posted September 22, 2013
If You Have Dry Lips. i DEFANTELY reccomend Maybeline Ney Yorks,"Baby Lips" It comes in all diffrent colors and is only 3$, is also has mediacted kind, but its a little more $. they also have a light scent wich is nice. P.S its a Lip Balm, but still has Some color to it.
danseur914
danseur914
Posted August 12, 2012
This is actually really helpful. I generally have either perfect lips, or majorly chapped lips. Now my lips are healthy all the time.
meredithgkk
meredithgkk
Posted August 04, 2012
I have had some weird issues with chapped lips. I tried a rose salve and my lips got super itchy and swollen. I used a Neosporin Lip Balm and then it was gone! I don't really have problems with chapped lips, my lips just react strangely to certain things. I still love experimenting with lip colors though!
ReaderWriterDrawer27
ReaderWriterDrawer27
Posted July 30, 2012
Vaseline is amazing for hands and lips. I do this all the time: before bed (like after you brush your teeth wash face yada yada) RIGHT before bed put vaseline on your lips and then on your hands then put socks on your hands and go to sleep. yep yep yep you could do the sock thing with your feet too if you want soft feet. But I can't sleep with socks on. it's impossible
Hi there!:)
Hi there!:)
Posted September 02, 2012
I use the Vaseline brand of petroleum jelly - I find that I never have chapped lips because I use it all the time however it is a slight problem because I have become addicted to using it and i notice really quickly when I haven't had vaseline on for at least 1 day :S so my advice is not to use it too much just when you really need it! x
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