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What helps with very dry lips?

(44 Posts)
neepsntatties Thu 13-Jan-11 22:26:09

Can't find anything that will tackle my dry, cracked lips. They look horrid.

mrspnut Thu 13-Jan-11 22:27:20

Neutrogena immediate repair lip balm is very good, works for me when my lips are dry and peeling.

ZuzuandZara Thu 13-Jan-11 22:55:16

Boots no. 7 protect and perfect lipcare. About 8 quid but brilliant.

usualsuspect Thu 13-Jan-11 22:56:44

Vaseline...loads of ,at night

Valpollicella Thu 13-Jan-11 22:57:04

Kamillosan! Seriously, amazing stuff and not just for sore nips

Mssoul Thu 13-Jan-11 22:59:10

I always use blisteze/blistex and it makes them kinda stingy and tingly in a nice way and they are always better by the next day.

Incidentally, my lips dry out badly when I am pregnant, bfing, very tired or have been partying too hard. I always know it's a sign to get some fruit and veg in me and a night's sleepgrin

doricpatter Thu 13-Jan-11 22:59:56

Came in to suggest Lansinoh but I think Kamillosan is very similar. Fab stuff.

Jajas Thu 13-Jan-11 23:00:59

Have you tried lots of things already neeps?

I'm currently slathering on Chapstick medicated which is lovely and soothing.

shinydiscoball Thu 13-Jan-11 23:01:56

Carmex original - the one in a little pot, not the tube one

CointreauVersial Thu 13-Jan-11 23:02:33

Blistex cream here too. Love the tingle.

neepsntatties Thu 13-Jan-11 23:33:12

Never thought about nipple cream. I am 38 weeks so have some in the house in preparation. Will give it a go.

Blackeyeddog Thu 13-Jan-11 23:35:35

Another vote for Vaseline, mainly because I hate stuff that is perfumed.

Havingkittens Thu 13-Jan-11 23:48:07

Lucas Paw Paw Ointment

Jajas Thu 13-Jan-11 23:49:08

That Waitrose bottom butter is lovely too!

LittlePushka Thu 13-Jan-11 23:50:38

Yep vaseline!!! but not the aloe vera or rosy lips versions (they both have a drying effect on me)

Have used lansinoh but it is a bit sticky and stiff if you know what I mean

Chapstick and carmex trigger my cold sores.

Love blistex but th tingle makes me lick my lips,..which is somewhat counterproductive!

claireybear82 Thu 13-Jan-11 23:55:40

im a beauty product addict and the best thing by for is good old fashioned vaseline! couldnt live without it

solo Fri 14-Jan-11 00:00:30

Melrose! small chemists, under £3 use it throughout the day and plaster it on before bed. You will wake up with soft lips. I use it every night before bed regardless and have fab kissable lips! mwah!!grin

Montifer Fri 14-Jan-11 00:02:04

I usually rely on Elizabeth Arden 8 hour cream to sort out dry lips, but am dabbling with Lansinoh (as am 7 weeks into bf and it's handy at the moment) and am finding it very effective, I warm the tube for a few minutes so it's not too sticky

BitOfFun Fri 14-Jan-11 00:05:18

Carmex. That is all you need to know.

TwoWeeSausages Fri 14-Jan-11 00:09:14

I've found Lansinoh works really well.

Currently sitting here wkth lips slathered in it.

ASecretLemonadeDrinker Fri 14-Jan-11 00:13:17


campion Fri 14-Jan-11 00:19:14

Carmex moisturising lipbalm ( available at Waitrose...and other places I'm sure!) and Blistex Intensive Moisturiser have both worked their magic in this house over the past few weeks.

Vaseline made DS's lips worse - must be sensitive to it.

CeliaFate Fri 14-Jan-11 09:17:57

You've got to exfoliate first! Either with a flannel, or an old toothbrush.

aquavit Fri 14-Jan-11 13:30:45

vaseline or lansinoh and NOTHING ELSE works for me

also find it very important to stay hydrated: if I find my lips drying out, drinking lots of water often helps

belgo Fri 14-Jan-11 13:31:53

Carmex and the green vaseline pot, the one with aloe vera.

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