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How To Get Rid Of Dry, Chapped Lips

So, you’ve tried everything you can think of to get rid of your dry and chapped lips. You’ve increased your water intake, you exfoliate, use the finest of lip balms, and still your lips are as dry as two saltine crackers.


The problem may be in what you’re using to wash your face…especially if your facial cleanser has ingredients to help with acne. Your facial cleanser, although it may have your skin looking great, may be too harsh for your lips.


I'm sure that you are not using your cleanser directly on your lips, (at least, I hope that you're not) but, as you rinse off your cleanser, it will inadvertently get on your lips and suck out all the moisture.

 

Now that we have identified what the problem could be, here’s a solution.


You must protect your lips by creating a barrier over them to prevent the cleanser from making contact.


Here’s what I do every time I wash my face:


STEP 1: Take some Vaseline (Aquaphor is a great alternative as well) on your finger.

Your regular lip balms or glosses are not thick enough to use for this step.



STEP 2: Coat your entire lip with the Vaseline and go a bit over your lip line so that your lips are fully protected

Coating my lips with Vaseline to create a barrier of protection
Coat your entire lip plus a bit outside of the lip line with Vaseline

STEP 3: Wash your face as you normally would - avoiding the lip area


STEP 4: Rinse off your cleanser


Bonus Step: For an extra moisture boost, leave the Vaseline on while you shower, to allow the steam to help break down the dry and flaky skin.


STEP 5: Wipe away the Vaseline with a warm cloth


Wipe away the Vaseline and the dry flaky skin
Wipe away the Vaseline with a soft cloth

STEP 6: Now you've got buttery soft lips


[Video Tutorial] Beauty Hack to Get Rid Of Dry Lips


 

Question: What do you use to keep your lips soft?


With Love,


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Casie Dionne
Casie Dionne
17. apr. 2020

Hey Charles, you asked a very great question! Keep in mind that I am not a medical professional but if you've increased your water intake, using GENTLE exfoliation like a sugar scrub as needed and you've incorporated my tip detailed in this blog post. Make sure you're also keeping your lips moisturized during throughout the day. Now, I will say that not all lip balms work well. You shouldn't be using anything that has menthol/cooling ingredients in them as they can be very drying to the skin. Some lip balms that I love are from Shea Moisture (can be found and your local drug stores) and Jack Black (can be purchased online at Sephora).

I hope these tips help!

Lik

Charles V Patterson
Charles V Patterson
17. apr. 2020

Quick question, being a diabetic dry lips and skin are symptoms. Do you have any recommendations on what could be used to combat dry lips and skin for diabetics?

Thanks 🙏🏿

Lik

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