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February 8, 2012

If your lips are peeling and chapped, they are annoying and unattractive. Apply a little vasoline to your lips and use a nail file to gently remove any dead skin. Your lips will feel refreshed and look healthy again.

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June 3, 2013

If you have really really chapped lips, apply Noxema on them before bed. They will be good as new in the morning

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February 2, 20050 found this helpful

For rough, dry, chapped lips there is nothing better or cheaper than just a little Vaseline petroleum jelly applied to them. It takes very little, Vaseline is not expensive, and it lasts a long, long time. By Robin

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March 13, 2013

For chapped lips, use pure Vitamin E oil, straight from the cap. It will not harm you when ingested and will heal, softens and adds moisture as well.

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December 21, 20040 found this helpful

Well if you are out and have no chap stick or if you work out in the cold and your lips get chapped try this, it works as well. Farmers used to do it. Put your finger on the side of your nose, then rub your finger around your lips. It picks up a little of the oil that's naturally there, It is the kind of oil your lips are looking for anyway and they usually get it from contact with adjacent skin. You couldn't get any more home remedy than that. By Karah B

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March 23, 20170 found this helpful

Sometimes it seems like the lip color stick is causing sore and cracked lips, instead of helping them stay moist and supple. This is a guide about lipstick causing chapped lips.

Chapped lips wearing lipstick.

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January 11, 20060 found this helpful

I have a real problem with dry, red skin around my lips - especially on the sides. I have used lip balms, vaseline, Aquaphor, plain vegetable oil and nothing seems to be working. Before I end up seeing a dermatologist, has anyone out there had this problem and what helped clear it up? It is downright painful sometimes! Thanks for your input.

mtm from PA

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January 11, 20060 found this helpful

I have used Mary Kay Extra Emoillient Night Cream on my lips for the past 20 plus years.....I keep a small container in my purse, and use it religiously night and day. I have never had dry or chapped lips since using it. It is also really great for little children's cheeks in the winter to prevent chapping. Hope this helps!

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January 11, 20060 found this helpful

Hi, I have used Zim's Crack Creme lip formula. I found it at walgreens, rite aid, and kmart. It's the most effective one i've tried. Hope it works for you!

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January 11, 20060 found this helpful

I had something similar years ago and I went to see a dermatologist about it. He watched me as we talked and pointed out I was biting/scraping the sides of my lower lip and just past them as a nervous habit while I talked. I broke that habit and haven't had that trouble since.

Could you be doing something like this unconsciously?

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January 11, 20060 found this helpful

I just read somewhere that any petroleum-based product will dry your lips out, rather than the reverse. Therefore , you should check all products you use on your lips to see if they have petroleum in them; i.e., petrolatum, etc.

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January 11, 20060 found this helpful

Some toothpastes, Colgate Total is one of these, cause a contact dermatitis type reaction if they are not rinsed off your skin completely when brushing your teeth. A dermatologist can help you to get rid of that if your toothpaste is the problem. If toothpaste is not the cause, then maybe it's a REALLY bad case of chapped lips and skin. I've been using Carmex religiously for the last 20 years or so for chapped lips, and I slather it on liberally at night and use it during the day intermittently. It works great with continual use. Good Luck! Tori

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January 12, 20060 found this helpful

I have used Feet Treet from www.aloetherapy.com and it really works great. The base is Aloe Vera and everyone knows how healing Aloe is""

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January 12, 20060 found this helpful

Had dry lips so badly years ago they were cracking and bleeding. When all else failed, an old time pharmacist told me to dab on plain white vinegar several times a day. In a few days my lips were back to normal.

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January 12, 20060 found this helpful

Can be caused by sleeping with your mouth partially open.

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January 12, 20060 found this helpful

If you email me your address, I'll send you a sample of my company's Honeydew Lip Balm. Its a wonderfully moisturizing lip balm which is subtly flavored with natural honey, no added sugars or chemicals to worry about! I'm sure it will help. Here's my email address: forgetmenotaroma(at)aol.com.

Marla

http://www.forgetmenotaromas.com - Our fragrances leave lasting impressions.

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January 14, 20060 found this helpful

There is a pill you can buy in the vitamin section called Lysine -- a nutritional supplement, I guess you would call it. It will help with cracks at the corners of the mouth, as well as with cold sores and canker sores. Works for me!

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January 17, 20060 found this helpful

Never use petroleum products on your skin. I agree with the vinegar idea, it is great for the skin. Arbonne international products are petroleum free moisturizers and products that is safe for your skin. Good luck.

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January 18, 20060 found this helpful

I've always heard that products with mineral oil clogged up your skin. Is mineral oil a petroleum product? I've never heard that before about petro products- going to try the vinegar as my lips seem to be falling off in chunks. Thanks for all the good ideas.

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November 20, 2010

The outer area around my lips is dry and somewhat bumpy. What can I do to make it better?

By Bri from Houston, TX

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