How do you cure chap lips?

Philippines
January 28, 2009 1:42pm CST
I was been sick for one week. I had fever, coughs and cold. Im still in medication until now since I still not feel that well. I noticed that my lips are cracking or chapping. I know for the fact that the very cold and windy atmosphere outside caused this. I tried to drink more fluids and applying some lip chapstick. It hurts when I move my mouth and eat something that is salty. I am not currently using any lipcolor since I have some issues about using it because there's some lipstick brand that can also cause my lip chapping. How about you, have you tried lip chapping? Any medication you take or put that can cure very fast?
7 responses
@j47lee (743)
• Canada
29 Jan 09
hmmm... i get chapped lips too.. so wat i do.. is at nite before sleeping i put vaseline on my lips and sleep.... yea.. sometimes the skin peels off and it starts bleeding... when the thin layer of my skin starts peeling... i get the urge to pull it off.. but then later i suffer for it.. because having any thing sour or spicy makes it burn like hell... and sometimes the skin irritates me so much i ask my husband to use a nail clipper and cut it off..
• Philippines
30 Jan 09
Hi j47lee. Thanks for responding. Same here, I wanted to peel off the skin that's chapping and my boyfriend always reprimand me not to do so since it will just destroy more my lips. Im using now vaseline petroleum jelly and I guess its working.
@ruthinian (2311)
• United States
29 Jan 09
Chapped lips are also my problem especially during wintertime... i have tried almost every lip balm in the store but there is nothing really cured my chapped lips PETROLEUM JELLY... Yes, that's all I used. it heals fast and effectively. I just dab a small amount on my lips like a lipstick before i go to bed and that's it. I keep a small jar on my purse that comes handy. try it.
• Philippines
30 Jan 09
Hi ruthinian. Welcome back my friend. Yeah petroleum jelly works best for me too. Im using it now. Its also a best cure for the chapped heel and dried hands. I just hate this cold season. Thanks for responding.
@Shar19 (8236)
• United States
29 Jan 09
We're told to drink more fluids to keep your lips hydrated but when you lick your lips they dry out. Still don't get the concept of that. Anyway I have always heard that Vaseline petroleum jelly works wonders for chapped lips. Chapstick never helped my lips when they were chapped. I personally like Avon's Moisture Therapy lip balm. I have one in my purse, my nightstand and my car.
• Philippines
30 Jan 09
Hi Shar19. I had AVON's lip balm too when I was in the Philippines. Strange that AVON lip balm worked for me when on the other hand their lip color destroyed my lips. I had so much chapped lips whenever I use their lipstick. Thanks for responding.
@savypat (20248)
• United States
28 Jan 09
I have a Medical Doctor who is also an herbalist, he says use pure Shea butter and this works best for me. You get it at the health food store.
• Philippines
30 Jan 09
Hi savypat. Im not quiet sure if its available in BEauty shop store. I might give a try because as far as I know that shop has pure shea butter lotion. Thanks for the info.
@jalucia (1435)
• United States
28 Jan 09
My lips are really chapped right now, too. And, sometimes I think that using chapstick just leads to more chapstick. One thing that did help me was to exfoliate my lips with a dry toothbrush. I don't actually use a dry toothbrush because I always rinse my toothbrush before using. Anyways, before applying toothpaste just lightly scrub your lips for a little while, in circular strokes, with the toothbrush. Also, never go to bed without putting lubricant on your lips because, since you have a cold, you could be breathing through your mouth at night - which will cause your lips to be dry in the morning. You may need something a bit stronger than chapstick like blistex or carmex. Hey, the cold weather will be gone soon enough.
• Philippines
29 Jan 09
Hi jalucia. I am really looking forward for the spring to come. The weather outside is just too cold for me who had been sick. Yeah I had read about lighly scrubbing of toothbrush in the lips. I do hope it will help. Thanks for responding.
@samma00 (342)
• Canada
29 Jan 09
The two best things I have done to get my lips from hurting, one was using Burt Bee's chapstick. it's pretty expensive. But it's always been worth it. My lips use to be badly chapped, then I started using that and they aren't chapped anymore. Also drinking a lot of water. It keeps your lips and body hydrated, and prevents them from chapping. I'd say probably drinking around 6 to 8 glasses a day will help. I've also sometimes rubbed ice cubes on my lips.
@Amberina (1542)
• United States
29 Jan 09
What I do is put Olive oil on my lips at night before I go to bed and just periodically thru-ought the day and that seems to help. You can use your finger or a cotton swab to apply it.