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How to sort my dry lips out? Lip balm doesn't work (pics)

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Pyjamasdontfit Wed 25-Oct-17 15:18:48

I use lip balm everyday without fail, I’ve tried burts bees, Nivea, Vaseline - among others. I put it on before bed and during the day yet I still have dry patches on my lips. My bottom lip is the worst and actually looks bitty when I apply lipstick. Plus lipstick clings to the dry bits and slides off the other parts of my lips within 30 minutes.
I’ve even tried lip balm under lipstick but still no joy.

What can I do? Is there a magic cream I can use? Fed up with trying to look nice and ending up like a patchy mess within 30 minutes!

Photos aren’t very good but hopefully gives you the idea.

Passthebiscuit Wed 25-Oct-17 15:19:33

Gently rub with a toothbrush and / or gently exfoliate with olive oil and sugar

FairyPenguin Wed 25-Oct-17 15:20:33

Have you tried Weleda Baby Face Cream? Has worked magic on my lips (which were much worse than yours!)

FairyPenguin Wed 25-Oct-17 15:21:57

Oops sorry missed out a word - Weleda Baby Calendula Face Cream. In yellow packaging.

prettypaws Wed 25-Oct-17 15:23:38

Lansinoh nipple cream is amazing, the purple tube. I had a sample pack from a midwife that lasted forever.

Ohyesiam Wed 25-Oct-17 15:25:41

It's a sign of dehydration. Try drinking 2 litres of water a day.

Velodromer Wed 25-Oct-17 15:25:57

Lansinoh grin and make sure you drink loads of water. Mine get really sore if I get dehydrated. I use Nivea Sooth and Protect most of the time which works well but I think it’s addictive.

TwoKidsAndCounting Wed 25-Oct-17 15:27:02

Your lipstock maybe drying your lips, do you use that all day stuff? Everyday? I've used vaseline (aloe vera one at the minute) and it works a treat

IHaveBrilloHair Wed 25-Oct-17 15:27:36

Astral moisturiser in the big blue tub

MyfatheristheKing Wed 25-Oct-17 15:28:43

Up your water intake
Use a lip scrub once or twice a week to exfoliate
Carmex!

EdgarAllanPO Wed 25-Oct-17 15:30:51

Elizabeth arden lip gloss the eight hour cream. I had dry lips for a few days last week I think it's matt lipstick that dries out mine but this stuff has them sorted.

bluebiro Wed 25-Oct-17 15:32:29

Something in your lipstick might be irritating your lips - I can't wear a lot of lipsticks or even tinted balms as I get the same problem. Can you try not wearing it for a few days and just using plain Vaseline?

I do get on with Revlon ColourBurst balm "pencils" and Hourglass lipsticks (pricey though) - might be worth a try.

Abetes Wed 25-Oct-17 15:32:50

Drink loads and use Blisteze to get them back to normal

QueenCuntyFlippers Wed 25-Oct-17 15:34:07

Blisteze is the dogs 👌🏻

Pyjamasdontfit Wed 25-Oct-17 15:37:28

I drink 3 litres of water a day - I’m forever going to the loo so can’t possibly up my intake!
I go days not wearing lipsticks abs just wear balms. I’ve tried so many types of lipstick it’s so annoying.

stayfit Wed 25-Oct-17 15:42:36

Neals yard wild rose balm helped me a lot. It’s sort of multi purpose and always a must for colder days.

MyfanwyMontez Wed 25-Oct-17 15:44:39

It may be your toothpaste.OralB had that effect on me.

MrsLettuce Wed 25-Oct-17 15:45:20

By the sound of it you should try a different toothpaste, it's possible to react to some of the ingredients. Is something that can develop over time.

ParadiseLaundry Wed 25-Oct-17 15:54:11

Another one here in the Blisteze camp.
It's the only thing that sorts my lips when they're like that. Every other lip balm just seems to make them worse!

Anatidae Wed 25-Oct-17 15:58:05

It’s not dehydration.

The 2l of water a day thing isn’t true. It’s based on a misunderstanding of the fact that if you need 2000kcal a day you need 1ml of metabolic water to use each kcal. That doesn’t equate to drinking 2l of water.
If your pee is darker than a pale straw colour, drink more.

You can actually kill yourself by drinking too much water. And give yourself rotten headaches.

Flicketyflack Wed 25-Oct-17 16:01:32

Blistex until they are fixed & then stop using lip salve as it sounds like it is actually drying your lips out smile

Anatidae Wed 25-Oct-17 16:05:00

I’ve tried blistex. And all the solutions on here (bar changing toothpaste) and none work.

I actually cannot wear lipstick ever because of this.

I’m always surprised people suggest Vaseline - how can you bear the smell of that in your face? It’s like smearing yourself in petrol

TheVanguardSix Wed 25-Oct-17 16:10:24

A make up artist I used to work with in my former days in Paris used to lather Vaseline all over my lips then place clingfilm over my lips for about 5-10 minutes, like a lip mask. I can't remember if she had me brush my lips gently with a soft toothbrush and water before OR after the mask, but I did this as well as the Vaseline/clingfilm mask.

I swear by Blistex intensive moisturiser ointment. I tend to only put it on once, maybe twice a day, unlike lip balm (which I am forever applying throughout the day and makes things worse).

TheVanguardSix Wed 25-Oct-17 16:12:35

Eight hour cream was mentioned above.
I used this on my lips at night (as well as on my face once a week).
I do find Blistex better though. I notice my lips feel hydrated for hours when I use Blistex.

Ttbb Wed 25-Oct-17 16:14:37

I have the same problem and Jurlique Lovebalm totally worked like nothing else I have tried. Papaya ointment is also fairly effective but love balm is the best.

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