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Old 01-07-2009, 12:08 PM   #1
 
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I tend to have dry lips despite me moisturizing them before bed and throughout the day. I also tend to have lipgloss/stick/balms peelings. I apply a lipbalm at night and when I get up the next morning, it's all curd like looking. I've tried brushing my lips to help remove the flaky skin on my lips hoping this would also prevent my glosses/sticks/balms from curding but it doesn't. Any suggestions?
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Old 01-07-2009, 12:29 PM   #2
 
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What kind og lip balm are you using?

If I put Carmex or Blistex or Vaseline or Smith's Rosebud salve or any other petroleum-based lip balm on my lips, they peel like hell in the colder months despite me exfoliating them with my toothbrush, my grainy face wash, AND a wet wash cloth.

Ever since I started using Burt's Bees (which has a combination of bee's wax and lanolin in it) and Kiss My Face lip balm, all of which contain no petroleum, my lips don't peel at all. All I've gotten this winter is the dry burning line on my bottom lip, but that went away in a few days.
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sounds like you might be allergic to something in the products you're putting on your lips...
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I think its the petroleum. I used to use stuff with vaseline in them and would always have dry, flaking lips to the point where you could peel that top layer of skin off your lips. As soon as I stopped using that and switched to a lip balm with butters and beeswax, it cleared right up.

Here's what I do to exfoliate my lips when they do get flakey (which is now once every few weeks and not everyday like it used to be). I will take some vaseline and glop it on my wet lips...then hop in the shower. After a few minutes, I'll scrub my lips with my washcloth and all that nasty flaky skin comes off and my lips are left nice and smooth. If they are really bad, then I'll add some brown sugar to the vaseline and use it like a scrub.

i use pure shea butter on my lips at night before bed, and I use a natural lipbalm under my gloss and lipsticks during the day (chapsticks natural works GREAT...no petroleum...has shea butter and mango butter...and only $2).
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Old 01-07-2009, 07:19 PM   #5
 
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What kind og lip balm are you using?

If I put Carmex or Blistex or Vaseline or Smith's Rosebud salve or any other petroleum-based lip balm on my lips, they peel like hell in the colder months despite me exfoliating them with my toothbrush, my grainy face wash, AND a wet wash cloth.

Ever since I started using Burt's Bees (which has a combination of bee's wax and lanolin in it) and Kiss My Face lip balm, all of which contain no petroleum, my lips don't peel at all. All I've gotten this winter is the dry burning line on my bottom lip, but that went away in a few days.
I use natural lipbalms and glosses. I use Burt Bees at night and Alba clear glosses in the morning.
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This is a wild guess, but maybe toothpaste residue is curding your lip balm? And perhaps the residue also is irritating your lips. I've heard that tartar-control toothpaste can cause problems around the outside of the mouth.
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I use natural lipbalms and glosses. I use Burt Bees at night and Alba clear glosses in the morning.
You could be allergic to lanolin. Unfortunately, it is in most lip balms. Lanolin causes my lips to peel and to itch...and sometimes get little blisters. Soybean oil based lip balms also bother me as does some other ingredients...that I forget at the moment.

If Burt's Bees or the lip glosses have essential oils, these could also cause irritation.

If you have a Trader Joe's near, check out their Virtuoso Lip Balm. Green box with three tubes. I have been using it for 2.5 years, and my lips still love it. I only have to apply a few times a day.
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Camphor is found in a lot of lip balms. It's a drying chemical, and is intended for the treatment of cold sores.
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If I have a lot of dry skin on my lips, I gently use a face cloth to exfoliate it. I find it makes a difference. I don't use any petroleum based products on my lips anymore.

I tried the Burts Bees natural lip balms, but much prefer "My Lip Stuff" It goes on really easily and my lips are much softer:

www.mylipstuff.com

The prices are good and the customer service is better!
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I have the same problem as of late! Petroleum/Lanolin based lip balms are out of the question but recently even natural lip balms like Burt's Bees are causing my lips to be red, peeling and irriated. The only thing that works for me is Jack Black Intense Therapy Lip Balm (found at Sephora), the mint one is the truth! Shea based all natural...try it out if nothing is working.
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I use natural lipbalms and glosses. I use Burt Bees at night and Alba clear glosses in the morning.
You could be allergic to lanolin. Unfortunately, it is in most lip balms. Lanolin causes my lips to peel and to itch...and sometimes get little blisters. Soybean oil based lip balms also bother me as does some other ingredients...that I forget at the moment.

If Burt's Bees or the lip glosses have essential oils, these could also cause irritation.

If you have a Trader Joe's near, check out their Virtuoso Lip Balm. Green box with three tubes. I have been using it for 2.5 years, and my lips still love it. I only have to apply a few times a day.
I am allergic to lanolin, and I've had the same issue. I can use Badger lip balms without irritation.
My recommendation is to heal your lips from the inside out. Increase your water intake and add an Essential Fatty Acid (like flax or borage oil) to your vitamin regimen. I take 1300 mg of evening primrose oil every day. It helps keep my skin and hair moisturized and also help balance hormones (it's great for reducing cramps).
You may have better luck using a raw butter or oil like NCC suggested. I like avocado butter mixed with a little rosehip oil.It doesn't taste good, but it works.
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I have also noticed that my lips peel a lot when I'm not drinking enough water/fluids.
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