Does everyone have this problem with their lips?

My lips..... well, they constantly peel. I use a chapstick atleast once a day, but usually more than that. It's only about once every 1-2 weeks that I wake up in the morning and my lips look and feel great. The next day, it's more of the peeling. Does everyone have this problem? What do you do about this?
Hair Type: 3a/3b
Do you use actual Chapstick brand chapstick, or just some kind of lip balm?

Not that it matters, I'd consider switching balms if I were you. The only time my lips have anything like that is when I have a cold and I've been blowing my nose too much. I use either Neutrogena lip balm or Trader Joe's Lip Balm Virtuoso.
Minneapolis, MN
No, I really don't. The only time I ever had peeling lips was when I was on Accutane. Even in the winter, I rarely get chapped.

Are you a lip chewer or licker?
I'm neither a lip chewer or licker....and my skin is normal without being particularly dry but my lips constantly peel and always have. I find that most lip balms actually make my lips worse and anything with color definitely makes my lips worse. The thing that helps is to keep my lips exfoliated. I make sure to use my fingers to gently roll off any loose skin at night and in the morning and even run my new clarisonic brush over them. I use burts bees honey lip balm pretty often and am constantly trying others but I can't say that I've found my holy grail yet.

M
I had this problem as well and come to find out I wasn't drinking enough H2O.
http://members.fotki.com/auburnsunset/
PW: auburnsunset
Happy to be 3B!
My Fav's
Suave Tropical Coconut Conditioner
Nextimage Curl & Wavy Curl Defining Conditioner & Detangler (never leave home w/o it)
Fantasia IC Sparklelites Gel
Bed Head TIGI Moisture Maniac
Suave Healthy Curls Curl Creme
I usually use chapstick brand chapstick, or carmex. I'm not a lip chewer or sucker.
Thanks for the responses! I'll try more water and exfoliating.
Hair Type: 3a/3b
some people do find Carmex to be drying because it has menthol in it. quit the Carmex and see what happens.
My blog:

http://labellatestarossa.blogspot.ca/

Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
I have this problem, the best things are:

1- bepanthen
2- aquaphor
I would try a non-petrolatum based lip balm like Trader Joe's Lip Balm Virtuoso, Burt's Bees, or Karite lip balm.
Location: Southern NH

If a news story breaks and no one on the Internet comments, did it really happen?
I had this problem as well and come to find out I wasn't drinking enough H2O.
Originally Posted by Auburn Sunset
Well that makes sense, because my lips are dry and peeling all the time and I suck at drinking water.
Location: North NJ or NYC
I actually drink lots of water and still have peeling lips but I agree with the suggestion to avoid Carmex and other balms with menthol and eucalyptus.

M
drinking lots of water to hydrate your skin or lips is a myth. it is a good idea to be hydrated in general, but drinking more water to improve the condition of your skin/lips is a fallacy.

http://dms.dartmouth.edu/news/2002_h...02_water.shtml
My blog:

http://labellatestarossa.blogspot.ca/

Little Mother of all the Roaches, President-for-Life of the MAC Harlots!
Forcing water drinking because supposedly half the population is walking around dehydrated is a myth also. Our bodies have evolved to tell us to drink by making us thirsty. If we drink to satisfy our thirst, then we are well-hydrated. Anything more just comes out as extra pee.
If you have nasal allergies and breathe through your mouth a lot, that'll cause dry, chapped lips. I use aquaphor....
2Poodles Southeast PA
fine, med porosity, normal elasticity
Currently using the following 2 - 3 x/week:
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day suphate-free Poo, cone-free CO and styling treatment, plus KCCC

Never thought to use aquaphor, but I'll give it a try. Not really sure what bepanthen is though...
Hair Type: 3a/3b
I can't use anything on my lips but vaseline. Not even chapstick. I'm allergic to menthol (usually in carmex and/or blistex), peppermint oil (burts bees) and flavorings (In all the them).

I am a lip biter, chewer and licker, so that's part of my problemo, too.
2B...ish
http://public.fotki.com/SunshineGrrl/ pw: drama
Products
This area is under construction as my hair type changed and nothing works well for me. I shampoo, I condition and pretty much have done nothing but chuck my hair in a messy bun for the past oh...year? Yeah, I'm that lazy.

No...going no-poo or CG does not work for me. It leaves me overconditioned and oily in a second no matter what I use, so that's not what's not working.
Try the Aquaphor at night.

After years and years of trying several brands of lipstick, I figured out I am allergic to the red dyes in them! I think if you stay away from anything with any kind of scent you should be ok.
I've had this problem for years and nothing really helps. I use vaseline and they feel better, but it doesn't really help the peeling. One of the drawbacks is that my lipstick starts to look like crap about a half hour after I put it on.
The smallest deed is greater than the grandest intention.

I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul. (Invictus - William Ernest Henley)

Just think I used to worry 'bout things like that,
Used to worry 'bout rich and skinny, 'til I wound up poor and fat,
Nowadays I kind of worry where my mind's been at,
Just think I used to worry 'bout things like that. (Delbert McClinton - I Used to Worry from Never Been Rocked Enough)
I can certainly empathize with everybody....I personally hated Aquaphor but it just goes to show that everybody responds to things differently.

M
Does your chapstick have camphor in it by any chance? I used a chapstick once (carmex i think?) and my lips got addicted to it and would turn chapped after just two hours of putting it on. I heard from someone that camphor is addictive and just makes your lips worse, so I stopped using it, and voila! Don't know if it was a coincidence or not though...
EXTREMELY thick, medium 3B-3C hair;
I have yet to find a hair twin ANYWHERE...website or real life

Current routine: Um, I don't feel like updating my siggie every thirty minutes. I'm experimenting right now! (loving the overnight plop!)

Trending Topics


Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:50 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2011 NaturallyCurly.com