Do you know how to care for dry chapped lips?

A few weeks prior my trip, I’ve been complaining about dry chapped lips. I noticed that mine has been unusually dry and seriously chapped esp the top lip. I blame the poor intake of a proper amount of liquid, e.g. water, and mostly the weather. What perplexes me is the notion that it’s normally cold weather which will trigger a more pronounced chapping and, as we all know, Manila doesn’t get that cold, but ’twas tenacious despite all that. If it were the heat and humidity that caused it, I’d be suffering dry chapped lips all year round. I had to conclude that it wasn’t the weather. Must be a severely dehydrated skin then.

This brought about a closer observation of liquid intake and a more conscientious practice of proper lip care.

How do you take care of dry chapped lips?

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I read somewhere that the instinct to lick your lips makes the chapping worse since it dehydrates the skin further and frequent scrubbing won’t help either. I reckon I have to keep these things in mind right now because I do have to admit, my rituals are rudimentary; involves the use of lip balms and glosses. Basic but a bit spot on, I believe, since one thing I know that one should do is to apply a buffer between the lips and the weather. Remember to use: (1) something with SPF (always protect your skin against the sun), (2) something to help seal in moisture, and (3) something with ingredients that offer extra hydration.

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Dior Addict: Lip Maximizer and Lip Glow; Chapstick

I reckon that should do it. This made me realise that though the ones I’ve been using have been quite helpful in alleviating my dry chapped lip concern, I need to consider a more suitable option should my situation remains a situation. It can only mean that the solution I’ve come up with isn’t the optimal solution. I should. I must. Esp since I’ll be spending a considerable amount of time in a place with a sharply bipolar weather. And, yes, all my lip liners and lippies will simply go to straight to the bin. What a waste. Sniff.

So. Any recos?

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  1. Drink lots of water, use lipbalm regularly :) The balm that has only worked for me is Carmex and Sugar from Sephora :)

    I suffer with gross, chapped, flaky lips, too!

  2. I suggest you try Aveeno lip conditioner. It works for me!

  3. Carmex :)

  4. here are a few tips I’d like to share with you:
    1. Before bedtime, put some petroleum jelly.
    2, Drink water all the time
    3. Carmex is one of the best in the market….you can find them at woolies or priceline
    4. Paw Paw ointments (Lucas’ is one of the famous brands here in Australia)…also available in supermarkets and chemists

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