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I know there are many more severe problems, but this is making me feel really run down..
I'm 28 weeks pg and have had horribly dry lips for the last few months, despite buying E45 heavy duty lip balm, or more 'natural' balm from Lush which isn't petroleum based - nothing makes a blind bit of difference. I drink pints of water (always have done), so just can't work this out. I read somewhere that dry lips can be related to a zinc deficiency - anyone else heard this? And anyone got any good ideas about what to do?? thanks!
I have indeed heard that zinc deficiency can cause this, Vic. If you are not veggie, there are good levels of zinc in pork and shellfish apparently.
Or maybe it might be worth taking a supplement for a few weeks to see if it makes a difference?
Trouble is once thye're dry you keep licking them and chewing at them which gets rid of whatever cream you put on and dries them again.
Put a good coating of cream on, leave it to soften them for a bit then scrub them with an old toothbrush. Sounds weird but gets all the dry bits off and makes them more comfortable. I read somewhere that this is what models do and it does work.
I understand! These kind of irritations can really get you down.
I use a lovely lip balm from Melaleuca, the wellness company, it has vitamin E, jojoba oil, cocoa butter, beeswax and tea-tree oil which penetrates and soothes.
Best one I've found!
See small ad, healthy homes for more info..