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What's your favorite chapped lip remedy?

Mine is usually Vic's Vaporub, but it seems to be making my recent dry/chap problem worse.

It's not like I'm planning on making out with anyone anytime soon (unless Henry Cavill is available, over whom I'd dip my lips in acid to get ready), but a boy scout is always prepared, you know?


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Dec. 12th, 2008 08:43 pm (UTC)
Vaseline would be better. Or Crisco. Vick's has menthol, which binds to the basement membrane causing damage to tissues.
Dec. 12th, 2008 08:46 pm (UTC)
I'll try shortening tonight. Thanks for the tip!
Dec. 12th, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
Burt's Bees is my old standby. Readily available, pocket sized, and way more effective than Chapstick. Generally, it works best as prevention, but I've found that if I let my lips get to the crunchy state, it's a pretty good remedy, too.
Dec. 12th, 2008 09:57 pm (UTC)
I use some chapstick nighttime thing, it comes in a purple squeezy tube.

When I'm in a real bind, I will use Neosporin, which works really, really well, but I don't think it's good to use an antibiotic regularly on your lips.
Dec. 12th, 2008 10:34 pm (UTC)
I'm a Burts girl. It's beeswax, coconut oil, sunflower oil, vitamin E, lanolin, peppermint oil, comfrey root and rosemary... so it's waxy/oily enough to stop more moisture loss and the peppermint is tingly and refreshing.

I stick to the original gold tube -- the Pomegranate tube tastes weird to me, and the SPF tube turns your lips white.
Dec. 13th, 2008 02:12 am (UTC)
I got some intensive lip repair stuff from Prescriptives that you put on at night that is grrrrreat. I don't know if they still sell it, though.
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