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by retired82USA

over 2 years ago

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What can I do for dry cracked lips
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    angela123 replied over 2 years ago:
    I just bought this lip moisturizer its by vasaline and its wonderful its scent free.. its cute it comes in a small jar looking thing i got it at walmart for 1.50... i like it and it helped my lips alot..
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    texaschica526 replied over 2 years ago:
    The best thing I have found is Burt's Bees MANGO enriched chapstick. I've always fought dry peeling lips and I can drink all the water in the world, my lips will still get dry. It is the only lip product I've found that actually moisturizes the skin below the dry cracked layer on the top. It helps fight the problem, rather than it being a remedy. I got my Burt's Bees at Wal-mart...
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    editorLaura replied over 2 years ago:
    I experience dry lips year round, and I pick them, to make things worse! When I need to soothe mine, I turn to an oil. They prevent moisture from escaping from your lips, and are a natural alternative to petroleum jelly. Olive oil is a great standby that you can grab from your kitchen, or try Argan oil, an oil harvested in Morocco that soothes skin irritation (which I use on the rest of my face, too!). Rub them on before bed and in the morning, and usually my dryness is gone within a day or two. Though if my lips are actually cracked, the cut will take longer to heal.
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    callabaychick replied over 2 years ago:
    When your brushing your teeth, you could put your toothbrush under warm water, then brush circles on your lips. That exfoliates your lips leaving them soft. Then put vaseline on to lock in moisture.
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    fromfornia replied over 2 years ago:
    Use Chapstick?
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    daddy0311 replied over 2 years ago:
    coco butter in a tube from Walgreen's. its awesome
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    Josinnerzen replied over 2 years ago:
    Definitely don't lick them, it only makes them drier. Make sure you are drinking enough water. Every night I gently exfoliate with my toothbrush and then put on a heavy lip balm.
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    Starbreeze replied over 2 years ago:
    You can try this great DIY lip exfoliating mask - just 1 tbsp of honey, 1 tbsp of sugar and just a little bit of nutmeg. You stir until it's somewhat consistent and then rub it all over your lips (not for too long, nutmeg is very abrasive). You need heavy lip balm on afterwards (not necessarily, but it's better) and I promise you the next day your lips will feel smooth and moisturized! (Also, put lip balm on before you go to bed, that always helps) Good luck!
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    editorCourtney replied over 2 years ago:
    Use lip balm made from natural ingredients like beeswax and olive oil. AVOID lip balms with the ingredient phenol. Some of the biggest brands on the market use this ingredient, and it actually BREAKS DOWN your lip tissue and creates "lip balm addiction." Josinnerzen is right, too - avoid licking at all costs because saliva contains enzymes that also break down tissue. And finally, if you have a flaky spot that won't go away no matter what you do, see a dermatologist. Pre-cancerous spots are common on the lip area. On that note, always use SPF lip balm during the day. I like the SPF 15 one by Fresh because it doesn't get a chemical taste in my mouth.
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    Catutus replied over 2 years ago:
    try carmex :)
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    knowlesrock replied over 2 years ago:
    BATH AND BODY WORKS! They have the best line of lip care products! I would recommend the menthol line. AMAZING! It gives you a nice cooling feeling while softening and nourishing your lips. LOVE IT! Also, try the exfoliating lip stuff! So good!
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    mm321 replied about 2 years ago:
    Try the Mary Kay Satin Lips set (lip mask and lip balm), I got it as a gift and fell in LOVE!!!! You apply the mask to your lips in a circular motion to exfoliate the dead skin on and around your lips and leave it on for 2 minutes, then rinse and apply the lip balm. Your lips will feel like silk!!! The lip balm is my all time favorite lip balm, it's very nourishing and light, it won't leave you feeling like you packed on lard. Also, when you rub your lips together when applying lipstick or other lip products try not to use your teeth (you know what I mean), if you feel that you have to, the product that you are using will dry your lips. Using force to rub your lips together stretches and cracks the skin on and around your lips and we don't want that =D
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    lindsay cornett replied about 2 years ago:
    i SO have lip balm addiction... i used to use chapstick brand and i think thats what caused it because i cannot go without it. now i use burts bees ( the soothing, cooling, refreshing one) and its getting a little better.
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    suthrngal replied about 2 years ago:
    i think this explains why i'm constantly having to apply and reapply lip balm ~ i never factored in or thought about "addictive" ingredients making me have to constantly apply a product to keep getting "results". I will be switching over to a natural product like Burts Bees.
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    jxn replied almost 2 years ago:
    Try Puremedy's original drawing salve - heals skin quickly.
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    slv97mk replied almost 2 years ago:

    Mary Kay's Satin Lips Set includes an exfoliating mask to buff away dry skin and lip balm to moisturize lips and keep them soft. 

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    Naina27 replied over 1 year ago:

    i used to have the same problem and i found relief in 2 products out there

    1. Maybelline Baby Lips in Quenched.  Its a really hydrating lip balm

    2. Chapstick Moisturizer with spf 15, comes in a dark blue wrapping

    these 2 are really hydrating lip balms and i found that my lips turned out to be less dry while applying these.  plus the maybelline creates a pretty shine on your lips without the need of sticky lip gloss!

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    sweensiebeansie replied over 1 year ago:

    Make a homemade lip scrub! The best one I've used contains:

    • white sugar- the crystals will exfoliate your lips.
    • olive oil-a natural moisturizer 
    • honey- ^

    Use about 2 tbsp. of sugar and 1 tbsp. of olive oil and honey. You may or may not need to add more sugar, you're looking for somewhat of a gritty texture. Mix together, and then wet your lips with a warm, damp washcloth. Rub the scrub in circular motions on your lips, wipe clean with the wash cloth and then continue with your favorite lip balm/moisturizer. I do this about once a week and it makes my lips very smooth :) I hope this helps !

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    gemshoe replied about 1 year ago:

    Try Marykay satin lips mask and balm, it moisturizers your lips.

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    LIps 11 replied about 1 year ago:

    Other considerations when you have dry lips are possible medical conditions. This website http://drylips.org helped me out when I was trying to figure out why my problem wouldn’t go away. I eventually found out I had a low blood iron count and it was the root cause of my problem. http://drylips.org/medical-conditions-that-cause-cracked-lips/

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    Claire John replied about 1 year ago:

    i used plumper and it work as a moisturizer,lip gloss and lip plumper too.those who want big or fuller lips with a shine i would suggest them to use maxolip...give it a shot and you will see what i'm talking about.

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    peacegirl59 replied 10 months ago:

    the best lip treatment moisturizer i have found is a product called model supplies! it is like a chap stick and it feels so good on your lips! cost around 8 dollars and worth every penny! there is different flavors or vegan and the flavored ones have different tint to them! it is made fresh to orders and has all great ingredients! it makes lips look healthy and even plumps them too! i buy on ebay through anita's store! must check it out! nothing else like it!

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