How long have you had your chap stick/lip balm?
March 26, 2009 9:12am CST
I took mine out the other day for the first time in months and realized that I have had the same Chap Stick for 3 years! I rarely need it now since I'm no longer living in the desert but even back then, I kept myself hydrated enough that my lips didn't get dry and chapped. Do you go through many sticks/jars of lip balm or are you a rare user? How long have you had your oldest stick or jar of lip balm/Chap Stick? Another question: do you favor the flavored type or the plain type?
31 Mar 09
I use lip balm all the time, so I have them scattered all over the place. There's one in my handbag, one in the little one's change bag, one in the car (nicely melted, where it's been hot!), one by the bed etc etc. Because I have so many on the go at once, they do tend to last a good while. I found some in a box of bathroom bits and pieces recently which had been packed up for quite some time, so those are probably my oldest just now. I don't suppose they count though as they've been out of commission for a while! As for flavour, I don't really care myself though I tend to buy the ones without strong flavours and smells. I sun burnt my lower lip a couple of weeks ago, so I'm using twice as much lip balm as usual at the moment! It's really uncomfortable without.
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26 Mar 09
I'm glad I checked this discussion in my email because my son did something very strange yesterday. He found some lip gloss I keep in the coffee table drawer and kept putting some on and licking it off his lips. Once he realized that everyone was looking at him like he had grown another head, he said, "It tastes good!" He's a strange kid, even if he IS 25 years old! I've always had sensitive skin, perhaps because my complexion is quite fair. My lips would dry out if I spent any amount of time in the sun in the summertime or when it's cold or windy outside. These days, I have two medical conditions that cause dry-mouth, which also causes dry/chapped lips. I'm forever applying and reapplying lip balm, so nothing I buy has a chance to get too old. I prefer the flavored kind. I use them throughout the day but usually just put some petroleum jelly on my lips at bedtime... it tends to stay on longer. I have something that 'plumps' up the lips and I LOVE that stuff! Growing older sucks but there's not much we can do about it, although this stuff (I can't remember the name of what I use, but there are several on the market) helps to reduce the appearance of aging in the lips. It's a 'wrinkle-reducer' for lips. When I first bought it years ago, I told my mother about it and she jokingly said she'd want to rub that stuff all over her body. NOW, I know how she felt!