Remedies for Chapped Lips

Chapped lips used to be a constant problem of mine, especially in the winter.  I know a lot of other people struggle to find a good solution to the problem as well.

After struggling a lot this winter with chapped lips--Florida decided to participate in the seasons this year--I've decided to put together a little list of the best and not-so-best lip balms.

1. EOS Lip Balm // I really wanted to love this product, but eventually I had to give it up.  The concept is good, the packaging is cute, and the flavors are great--but it did nothing for me.  It's an okay option to use on occasion to maintain healthy lips; but if you are in some desperate need of repair, this probably isn't going to do much for you.

2. Burt's Bees Lip Balm // My favorite flavors are honey and mint.  This lip balm is decent, but only if you apply it religiously.  If your lips are already healthy, this lip balm will definitely work for everyday use.  If your lips need repair I would suggest using something stronger at least once a day and then using the mint Burt's Bees throughout the day.

3. Carmex Lip Balm // This little miracle worker right here is what saved me.  I applied it at least three times a day and it cured my horrendously chapped lips.  They were awful, nothing was working, and I absolutely could not wear lipstick. After using this, it was like nothing was ever wrong.  It's super hydrating, long lasting, and leaves your lips feeling soft.

4. Maybelline Baby Lips //  I personally have not used this product, but a girl I used to dance with swears by it.  I think she owned one of each.  With the amount of lipstick we had to cake on during competition season, her opinion is pretty valid. Online reviews for this product also say that it works well.

5. LUSH Bubblegum Lip Scrub // This isn't a lip balm, but I wanted to add it to the list anyway.  It's a gentle exfoliator for your lips and is good to use all the time.  When my lips were severely chapped I would apply Carmex right before a steamy shower, and afterward I would exfoliate with this lip scrub before reapplying the Carmex. It's also good to use right before applying lipstick in order to ensure a "flawless finish."

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