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Occupation: Home maker/ nursing student
Member Since: October 26, 2007
Last Update: September 27, 2011
I always have chapped lips, and chap sticks (like soft lips or chapstick) don't help me. I see all these people with perfect lips, no chapping whatsoever, and I don't know what to do. Can anybody help me? I need to know ways to get rid of chapped lips for good, so they are nice and soft, kissable I guess. hahaha. Thanks in advance! (link)
I am going to post some information here I got from mayoclinic.com. First though, I want to say to stay away from medicated lip balms or "cosmetic" lip balms. Ones that are shiney, have a cooling or tingling effect, or say medicated on them. They, even the medicated products, are drying. They are to be used for temporary purposes such as splitting, sores, etc. but not to be used on a daily or several times daily basis.
Now for the Mayo Clinic... (I hope you find this helpful)
Lips may become chapped for a variety of reasons. These include:
*Exposure to wind, sun, and cold, dry air
*Obstructed breathing, such as in allergic
rhinitis, which can force you to breathe through your mouth
*Contact dermatitis due to irritants or allergens in cosmetics or skin-care products
*Certain medications, such as those used to treat acne
*A habit of frequently licking your lips
To treat or prevent chapped lips, consider these tips:
*Use an oil-based lubricating cream, such as Aquaphor Healing Ointment, or lip balm containing petrolatum or beeswax.
*Apply lip cream, balm or lipstick before going out in cold, dry weather. Reapply several times while outside.
*Choose a lip cream or balm that contains sunscreen. Sun exposure contributes to chapped lips.
*Avoid licking your lips. Saliva evaporates quickly, leaving lips drier than before you licked them.
*Avoid using a flavored lip balm, which can tempt you to lick your lips.
*Stay hydrated by drinking plenty of fluids. Dehydration can contribute to chapped lips.
*Use a humidifier at home to keep air moist.
If chapping is severe and self-care measures don't seem to help, consult your doctor. Rarely, persistent chapped lips may indicate an underlying problem, such as dermatitis.
Thank you so so so so much. It helped...a lot :]