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Treating Chapped Lips

If your lips are peeling and chapped, they are annoying and unattractive. Apply a little vasoline to your lips and use a nail file to gently remove any dead skin. Your lips will feel refreshed and look healthy again. Lip gloss can build up on your lips and prevents normal shedding of dead skin cells.

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By mary jean gerry from Morristown, NJ

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February 8, 20120 found this helpful

It would be much better to use your toothbrush on your chapped lips than a nail file. While brushing your teeth, brush your lips too and they will feel much better. Then use the Vaseline on them. That helps to keep them soft and supple.

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February 8, 20120 found this helpful

I put Noxema on my lips before bed and upon rising. They are chap free.

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February 8, 20120 found this helpful

Your idea is a good one however, I advise against using Vaseline or any other product containing petroleum or mineral oil -- those products are extremely drying. (This is why you find people who are "addicted" to Chapstick and can't be without it.) Instead try using a shea butter based product, one with natural moisturizing ingredients.

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Burt's Bees makes a great, all natural lip balm that isn't too expensive.

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February 8, 20120 found this helpful

I agree with lindylou. I use a toothbrush to exfoliate my lips and then apply blistex or some sort of lip balm. I haven't had chapped lips in a very long time. I try to always keep lip balm or blistex on my lips. I have my kids in the habit...so far so good.

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February 8, 20120 found this helpful

I use canola oil on my lips, then take a toothbrush lightly rubbing it into my lips at least twice a day. So far has worked for 2 weeks and feel much better.

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February 8, 20120 found this helpful

I advise using organic coconut oil on your lips as opposed to vaseline. It actually can be used as a body moisturizer as well.

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The beauty of this is that if you lick your lips the coconut oil is good for you as opposed to ingesting vaseline. It is wonderful.

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February 9, 20120 found this helpful

I hate chapped lips, it always makes me bite my lips which ends up making it worse.

When I have chapped lips, I exfoliate by either using a toothbrush or a small amount of regular sugar lightly rub it across lips. Then I put my favorite lip butter by Korres USA (dot com) which is all natural. Burt's Bee's is great as well.

Even if you don't have a lip balm, little olive oil or hand lotion (in a pinch) will do.

IMO, I don't advise using a nail file. The skin on your lips is thin and you don't want to accidentally remove too much with something as harsh as a nail file.

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February 15, 20120 found this helpful

I also use sugar to scrub my lips. I also use butter to keep them soft. I have a tiny bowl and keep it filled with butter near my desk. My bf says I have soft supple lips and taste like butter.

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March 12, 20130 found this helpful

I would do a nix on anything to scrub your lips. So many things can introduce bacteria into any broken skin. We don't think of the little things we put into our mouths out of habit as harmful, but all it takes is a whoops one time.

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As a diabetic, any fracture of the skin tissue IS an issue. Simply use a fresh dry washcloth or a soft facial tissue after moistening the lips with moisture.

I am also a lap swimmer and try to protect my lips, etc in the summer pool. I use desitine for gentle baby butt care. Blocks the sun 100% as well as soothes/smooths the tender skin.

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May 30, 20130 found this helpful

I have sun damage to my lips which nothing I use will heal. They are so bad I went to a dermatologist because I was afraid I would end up with a cancer, and the Dr. agreed. He told me to use a Vaseline based product. It didn't help at all.

I began to research the Internet, and found out that I should never use anything with menthol, as even though it feels sooo good when applied, it just dries out my lips more.

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I came across a few reviews on Amazon.com for Lanolin. I decided to try it, as the reviews said some people can't tolerate petroleum based products.

I ordered Lanolin. Pure Lanolin. It is usually used for breast feeding to keep the nipples from chapping. The brand name for this wonderful product is Lansinoh. I bought it in a tube, and later I bought some in an applicator such as the kind Chapstick comes in.

I am 70 years old, and believe me I have tried every new lip balm on the market, but I am sticking with natural pure Lanolin. It goes on quite heavy, and I dab it instead of slide it along my lip lines. It won't work for you if you want a gloss. It is strictly for badly chapped lips. (mine are so bad that the skin peels off them.)

I even tried home remedies. I tried everything!! Whatever you do, keep your lips protected from the sun, and shield them if you go into a tanning booth.

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I love Lanolin for my lips.

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