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Help for dehydrated, dry lips

I recently visited a very dry climate over the weekend and as a result my lips are severely dehydrated and dry. I used chapstick while I was away but it didnt help in preventing this. I've tried using a lip scrub, applying Vaseline, extra chapstic, all to no avail. Any ideas over how to get my lips back to normal quickly?

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Re: Help for dehydrated, dry lips

@Glorimar   I love using Aquafor. There are some in small tubes just for "severly dry lips"...think it says that on the tubes. Chapstick tends to dry my lips out more. I wear this Aquafor during the day (blotted before lipstick or gloss) and definitely at bedtime.

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Re: Help for dehydrated, dry lips

Pure good quality Vitamin E oil made from d-alpha e, not dl-alpha e, that is not diluted with other oils.

 

It has saved my lips and the skin around my lips.

 

Best wishes,Smiley Happy

Solar

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Re: Help for dehydrated, dry lips

@Shanus this is what I discovered works really well for me too. They say some lip balms just create a vicious cycle where the more you apply them, the more they dry out your lips so you need to keep reapplying. The Aquafor didn't do that for me, 

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Re: Help for dehydrated, dry lips

I agree that Aquaphor is really good stuff.   It is also used on the skin for radiation patients, that's how moisturizing it is.  It's good for overnight and during the day I use Beekman lip serum or their goat milk chap stick.  My lips are chapped all year round, I always do the best I can and these products help.

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Re: Help for dehydrated, dry lips

Aquaphor is a very heavy blend of mineral oil and petroleum, sorry, but that would never go on my lips, instead try something that has much more naturals oils in it. I use one from Pacifica that is natural and vegan. 

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Re: Help for dehydrated, dry lips

Aquaphor's lip product does not contain petrolatum or mineral oil. Their other products do.

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Re: Help for dehydrated, dry lips

Could it be that they got sunburned too? 

A scrub might irritate them more and Chapstick has camphor in it.  So they are not a good idea.

 

Vaseline or Aquaphor are great and sometimes I put some CeraVe cream on when I do my hands.

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Re: Help for dehydrated, dry lips


@SilleeMee wrote:

Aquaphor's lip product does not contain petrolatum or mineral oil. Their other products do.


I had no idea there was a separate product for lips, I was only thinking of the original which is awful in my opinion. Thanks for clearing that up. 

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Re: Help for dehydrated, dry lips

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Make sure you're staying hydrated.  I like this product from Amazon.  Yes, it has a weird name, but it works well.  I've recommended it before and have received positive feedback. 

YuGlo Moisture & Collagen Booster Lip Sleeping Mask I Treatment to Restore, Hydrate & Plump Dry, Chapped Lips