For the past six months or so I've had some serious chapped lips. It may have been going on longer but for the past few months I've noticed that I always have a tube of something in hand. I've got chapstick stashed in every drawer, in my car, in my office, in my purse, next to my bed...everywhere! While annoying, it hadn't caused me too much worry.
Well, about 3 weeks ago my lips were so chapped I was reapplying Aquaphor every 5 minutes. The second I could feel it wearing off I'd have to reapply it. I'd get a few minutes of relief and then I could literally feel the moisture being sucked out of my lips again. I couldn't eat anything hot or with the slightest bit of spice. I found that out the hard way and spent the rest of the evening sitting on the sofa with an ice cube on my lips trying to numb the burning. Not only were they on fire, they were BRIGHT RED. Whether I wanted to try out this whole red lip trend or not...I was!
These are just a few that I could find stashed around me. Trust me when I say I tried everything. Organic brands, brands without petroleum, switched my toothpaste and face wash (I was desperate!), I tried pure Vitamin E and Bag Balm. I drank more water. Nothing helped. If one more person recommended Burt's Bee's Wax, I was going to scream! I even made an appointment with my dermatologist who told me it was "the weather" and gave me another tube of Aquaphor...as if I hadn't already gone through 4 tubes of it.
After leaving the dermatologist's office I went by Sephora to get some new foundation. Up near the register in that "travel-size section" I spotted this.
Dr. Lipp Nipple Balm for Lips. The night before I had read briefly about people using lanolin (from the baby aisle) for all kinds of chapped skin so what the heck. What's another $15 lip balm at this point! Within a few hours of buying it, my lips were completely healed. The first few days I used it, I reapplied maybe 3-5 times a day. Now- once or twice!
Did I really just write a blog post about lip balm? Sure did. I spent so much time googling remedies that hopefully this will help someone if they're in the same situation. So thankful I found this stuff!
Tell me about a product that just saved you- you might help someone in the same situation!