What do you do for chapped lips?

Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
What do you do for chapped lips?
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Tue, 03-05-2013 - 12:02am

Cold winter temperatures and bitter winds can leave your lips dry, chapped and sore. Here are some suggested remedies from the Cleveland Clinic.  http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/news/fullstory_134504.html 

Are chapped lips a frequent problem for you? Have you tried any of the suggested remedies? What do you find works best for you?

iVillage Member
Registered: 01-16-2013
Wed, 03-06-2013 - 8:21am

I suffer from chapped lips from time to time but try to do some things to prevent them as much as I can. I use Burt's Bees lip balm morning and night and an aloe gel for when I can feel them drying out.

There are certain lipsticks that make the situation worse so I try to be careful if I identify one that really dries out my lips. The "all day color" ones tend to dry me out far more than others. I personally would rather apply lip color more often than deal with chapped lips so I shy away from them.

iVillage Member
Registered: 09-10-2012
Wed, 03-06-2013 - 8:27am

My mother used to tell me to coat your lips with a honey and sugar mixture before you go to bed and when you wake up and wash your face the dry skin will be gone and they will feel better. It has always worked like a charm for me.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
Wed, 03-06-2013 - 9:02am

phyllisjs1 wrote:
<p>I suffer from chapped lips from time to time but try to do some things to prevent them as much as I can. I use Burt's Bees lip balm morning and night and an aloe gel for when I can feel them drying out.</p><p>There are certain lipsticks that make the situation worse so I try to be careful if I identify one that really dries out my lips. The "all day color" ones tend to dry me out far more than others. I personally would rather apply lip color more often than deal with chapped lips so I shy away from them.</p>

I find that some lipsticks leave my lips very dry and rough. I have thrown out more tubes of lipstick than I could count. Sometimes even the tried and true brands will change their formula or something and when I buy another tube I am unable to use it.

Community Leader
Registered: 07-25-2000
Wed, 03-06-2013 - 9:03am

jaynedo100 wrote:
<p>My mother used to tell me to coat your lips with a honey and sugar mixture before you go to bed and when you wake up and wash your face the dry skin will be gone and they will feel better. It has always worked like a charm for me.</p>

I love simple home remedies like that. I will have to try it the next time I have chapped lips. Thanks for sharing.

iVillage Member
Registered: 10-13-1999
Wed, 03-06-2013 - 9:32am

I rarely need anything for my lips but I have found that when you use a product, it actually makes you "need" to use it again.  If I actually needed it, I'm not sure what route I would take.  I guess you'd be stuck just using the product several times a day.

Calley7
Community Leader
Registered: 10-08-2002
Mon, 03-11-2013 - 8:27pm
After breastfeeding, I had a large tube of the nipple ointment Lanisoh leftover. A friend suggested using it for chapped lips. That stuff works great! A little goes a long way too. It's used to chapped nipples so why not chapped lips? I use it every night for prevention and my lips are so soft. My kids also like to use it since it doesn't have any funny smell or taste.

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