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Hi, I cope well with winter generally apart fom my lips? Any recommendations for something that will stay on (and works?)

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At night, before bed, apply a thick coating of Vaseline. it will feel gross, but if you can put up with it, you will wake up with brand new lips! Give it a shot. and then throughout the day, just apply whatever to maintain that moisture.
 

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Contrary to popular belief, Petroleum Jelly, is not the best thing to be putting on your lips. While it is thick and coats many things, it's not the best thing for your skin.

To maintain your lips in peek condition in the winter, you should do three things.

1. Exfoliate.
2. Treat.
3. Seal.

The first step is to exfoliate. While I typically am against home concoctions, this is a very simple ones that can't possibly go wrong. Wet your finger tip, put it in the sugar bowl and rub your lips. That will take all the flakes off.

Then you need to treat the lips. You can use something that's designed to heal and help the skin recover. Blistex is good for this.

Later you need to seal the lips in. You can use Burt's Bees Wax for this. Since its thick it will help protect the lips from the cold weather.

This should cover you.
 

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Thanks very much for your help with this guys. I will certainly try the exfoliating with sugar and I'll let you know how I get on.

This is my first question on the forum and I appreciate you all trying to help me and my lips!!
Jackie x :)
 

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ugh i know how you feel. My lips are terrible in the winter. If you look closely at my lips i have small scars because they would get so bad that everytime I smiled slightly they would crack open and bleed. When they were bad i used to tell my friends not to say anything funny because if i laughed i would bleed for about 10 minutes and it really hurt. I tried Blistex and it is okay but i prefer Body shop lip butter. :]
 

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I have been using Nivea Lip Care Essential for years... it works well for me. Even in the summer (sun burned lips). I have good sized lips, for a guy, so winter does take its toll on them.
 

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I have tried just about everything on my lips and nothing seems to work[i even appear to becoming allergic to lipstick] so I'll give Nivea lip care a try.

Thanks for tip
 

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I use body shop fruity lip balms.. they smell gorgeous and moisturise the lips at the same time
 

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I have really chapped sensitive lips and I found two products I have sworn by for years:

Origins Lip Remedy- this hydrates and it tingles and feels nice and it smells minty

Crabtree & Evelyn Jojoba oil lip balm

I can't use anything that contains petroleum, and this stuff is all natural and feels nice and works well.

For exfoliation, I use a toothbrush, it works great!
 

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I use a toothbrush to exfoliate and then any kind of chapstick that doesn't have mineral oil! Most of them do and it just dries out your lips more. I like the Origins lip remedy as well, but the most important thing to remember is NO MINERAL OIL!!
 

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I use a toothbrush to exfoliate and then any kind of chapstick that doesn't have mineral oil! Most of them do and it just dries out your lips more. I like the Origins lip remedy as well, but the most important thing to remember is NO MINERAL OIL!!
Why is mineral oil so bad for your skin? I find it's in a lot of beauty products out there; lotion, face cream, bath oils. It's even the main ingredient in baby oil. I've heard that it's toxic but, if that's the case than why is it still FDA approved?
 

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My suggestion is the Lip Therapy stick from Yu-Be. The company was started in Japan in 1957 and are still #1 there. Some people that climbed Mount Everest actually used their products. At my work (C.O. Bigelow) we recommend Yu-Be to everyone with your concerns. If you have a C.O. Bigelow at your mall, you can pick it up there, and if not, you can get in online at yu-be.com (it won't let me post the actual link because I haven't made 15 posts yet).You can also check out facts about the company there too. Hope this helps!
 

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Carmex used to be my go-to product and it does work well, but I don't like pot style balms for out & about (sticking not so clean fingers in it, then to lips, then uh, "where do I wipe it off?")

My new fave that is toxin free & feels/smells great is Coffee Roast cocoa butter lip balm by Badger.

I am addicted to it & plan to try all there formulas including a SPF version.

Hope that helps someone : )
 
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