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Solution to chapped lips?

Asked by dr34m3r (308points) February 9th, 2010

Hello Fluther, what is your personal remedy to chapped lips?

My mom tells me to drink lots of water and put vasaline on my lips before bed and I wake up.

Sometimes I use lip balm throughout the day, but I tend to lose it quite often.

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VohuManah's avatar

I sometimes rub sugar on my lips and use it as an exfoliant. It softens them and makes them smoother.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Burts Bees lip balm will make your lips kissable :)

lilikoi's avatar

There are many things to remedy this:

-Drinking lots of water – yes this helps a lot.
-Not all lip balms and chapsticks are created equal. I like this one, and also like Carmex, but anything with menthol will feel good.
-My dentist and orthodontist told me that once my teeth are straightened, I’ll be much less likely to suffer from chapped lips. Something about naturally being able to keep your mouth closed, which was hard to do before I started wearing braces. I think if you breath from your mouth (like I tend to do), you’re more prone to chapped lips. Might have something to do with the act of drawing air over your lips, which probably aids in evaporation of moisture.
-Regular exercise couldn’t hurt – good circulation helps everything.
-Also if you live in a place with very low humidity, it may help to get a humidifier.

Berserker's avatar

Aveeno balm. It works wonders for me. I could frenchkiss a chainsaw, and it would return my lips to normal.

Oxymoron's avatar

Leave them alone. Don’t lick them or put anything on them.

Your_Majesty's avatar

Consume more vitamin C and E.

jackm's avatar

I lick them often. I also rub salt in the open cuts.

Supacase's avatar

Baby Vicks
My favorite lip balm is Care Deeply by Avon

cheebdragon's avatar

Carmex works wonders.

desiree333's avatar

I use beeswax lip balm from Burt’s Bees, it’s not tested on animals, 98% natural or more.
Also, I like to mix honey and sugar to make a delicious exfoliant for my lips. :)

SuperMouse's avatar

Aquaphor is my friend. It is basically glorified petroleum jelly, but it is a miracle cure for chapped lips.

Shae's avatar

Carmex all day everyday, its an addiction.

onesecondregrets's avatar

Burt’s Bees. Pommegranite.

Supacase's avatar

@SuperMouse I forgot about Aquaphor! We have just started using it this winter – our daughter’s face and hands were so red and chapped.

lifeflame's avatar

Honey at night (especially Manuka) works wonders

Just_Justine's avatar

Elizabeth Arden’s 8 Hour Cream.

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