I find it very intriguing when someone tells me that they have chapped lips. My first question is always “What do you use to protect and heal your Lips?”. The answer varies from Chapstick, Blistex, Carmex, lipstick, glosses and so on. In most cases women wear a combination in search of the cure. The mystery behind chapped lips is solved in what you choose to put on your lips to keep them moisturized. Did it ever occur to you that wax and petroleum jelly are barriers to entry? They will not heal your dry chapped lips. Instead, they will tame the fibers on top, leaving you with a waxy smooth feeling. Most are fooled by that feeling until it wears off revealing dry chapped lips once again. These companies are relying on your addiction to that necessary feeling for there revenues. Men & Women should apply a shea butter product. Several lip products contain about 95% shea butter. Shea butter naturally heals and will over one lip natural exfoiliation process (about 2 weeks) reveal beautiful soft and supple lips. Make sure that you apply your shea butter balm/gloss at bedtime as this will allow maximum absorption for an extended period.
Lipstick is one of the worst culprits for causing dry chapped lips.
Most lipsticks contain wax, resin or both. Wax and resin will create tiny lesions in your lips resulting in day chapped lips. The same process as I stated above will also occur with lipstick use. I have found that using a lip stain with a very fine molecular structure followed by a shea butter gloss that actually penetrates the lip stain will heals chapped lips. The product is called Lipsense. The added bonus with this product is that it also offers a complete mechanical shield against the elements.
You can end your dry chapped lips by just reading the ingredient labels on the products you choose to buy.
Carol Clifton – Lipsense