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    My lips have been so chapped lately (but it's summer aren't they supposed to be chapped in the winter?) and I want to know if it is worth it to invest in chapstick.
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    Get Aquaphor lip balm, or even just plain Aquaphor. Chapstick - the branded product - is garbage. Never worked well for me. Apply Aquaphor, or even plain petroleum jelly (Vaseline)to your lips right at bedtime each night, & the dryness will go away pretty much instantly. Creates a barrier to protect the skin from moisture loss.

    My dermatologist & reconstructive surgeon suggested these, to protect my lips (some skin medications I'm on had an initial side effect of harsh skin peeling, especially on/near the mouth) & help minimize scars. Never went back to Chapstick or Chapstick-like products. I found all the "cooling menthol" or gimmicky "flavored" kinds to be irritating to my skin, and even the plain, classic Chapstick wasn't as effective as Aquaphor.

    The plain Aquaphor ointment is good for bedtime - A 1.75oz tube should last you a little over a year. Try to avoid the jar packaging that it's also available in. Too easy to introduce bacteria/they can get grody.



    The small spf30 lip balm is what I use during the day. It's a dollar or two more than most lip protectants, but it's well worth it.



    UV exposure (acute &/or longterm, doesn't have to involve a sunburn) can lead to dry lips/irritation, so the spf is definitely a bonus.

    Chapped lips can also be a sign of mild to moderate dehydration. You may not feel thirsty at all, but it's still possible you're not taking in enough water. Can't hurt to up the daily fluid intake.

    Avoid licking your lips - the constant wetting & evaporation can cause paradoxical dryness/inflammation. Sometimes people aren't aware of how often they do this, or that it can be a contributing factor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Smilephantomhive View Post
    My lips have been so chapped lately (but it's summer aren't they supposed to be chapped in the winter?) and I want to know if it is worth it to invest in chapstick.
    They can be chapped by wind, sun, allergies...anything that's removing moisture from your lips anytime of the year. I wouldn't use Chapstick at all. Aquaphor is excellent, as been mentioned, Carmex, Burts Bees and Blistex. You want a barrier to stop chapping in the future but if they are already cracked, something medicated will work to heal them. Another thing is to use an lip exfoliator - I like Philosophy but ELF makes a good cheaper one. It helps them from get damaged to begin with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lexicon View Post
    Get Aquaphor lip balm

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    Does it put a layer of wax around your lips to retain moisture?

    Yes, yes it does
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    Thanks everyone, I think it worked!
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    Dehydration will cause chapped lips quite easily, as will licking one's lips frequently. It comes from internal and external factors.

    Chapstick protects the superficial skin and does make a difference. If you hate the feel just put a thick brand on at night. It won't prevent chapping from internal dehydration, but it will prevent chapped lips from painful cracks.

    Chapstick isn't too expensive. I have about 6 tubes scattered in my most frequented areas like my bed and the bathroom.
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    Yes it can help, but there are other factors to consider.

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    I used to think I needed it, and then I started drinking more water, and I didn't get chapped lips anymore.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EJCC View Post
    Yes it can help, but there are other factors to consider.

    Is Chapstick Addictive? | Greatist

    I used to think I needed it, and then I started drinking more water, and I didn't get chapped lips anymore.
    Drinking more water definitely helps, my lips aren't nearly as dry as they were when I was younger, because now I drink 3+ liters of water a day.
    But, they'll still get dry in the winter months especially, as well as after hiking/being outside a lot (though it is extremely dry where I live, so that's part of it.

    I too love Burts Bees lip balm!!
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