Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Lip Help

"Do you use chap-stick?" they ask (by they I'm referring to everyone who knows me).  Why on earth would it occur to them to ask me that?  Well, its because: HAVE YOU SEEN MY LIPS? They peel so much that I'm pretty sure it grosses even my dog out! Which is why friends with good intentions, feel the need to ask this question in the first place! Lately I've been working on remedying that sitch...

I've tried all of these below plus some...
via pinterest
So, in my quest to find out how to get rid of flaky, dry lips, I found out a bunch of useful information:

1. Iron deficiency (even if mild) can cause peeling chapped lips
2. Flax oil taken internally as well as increasing omega 3's can help
3. Exfoliate lips with a toothbrush
4. Drink tons of water and coconut water
5. Find the best chapstick/lip treatment EVER


For me, that last tip took some time to figure out.  But, (Hooray) I found the best lip treatment ever!!




At first, I didn't think it worked. After giving it some time (like a week), I realized that the effects are cumulative. If I stop using it, or become internally dehydrated, the peeling starts all over again, so I have to stay on top of it. I also can't stand the taste, so I guess its not perfect, but for someone who has spent a lifetime of watching other people stare at my peeling lips, its pretty darn good!


Also, as a side note, I love this lesson on lips at totalbeauty.com. Awesome, check it out!



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5 comments:

  1. Very interesting, I never tried that before. My lips can get cracked and dried at times. Shall have to look out for this. Hope your have a great day!! xx

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  2. Mia, I've got another awesome product that I live by. You have to get Elizabeth Arden's Eight Hour Cream. It works on lips, cuticles, and any other dry skin. Everyone in South Africa uses it. Even when I've burnt my lips to a crisp at the beach, after smearing this on it, they are back to being soft and normal. TRY IT!

    Love ya!

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  3. Thank you so much for your sweet comment.
    Btw, I love Blistex Complete Moisture chap-stick! :)


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  4. Well, I use the one by Burt's Bees and I only apply it at night.
    Also, I exfoliate with a sugar and grapeseed lip product made by Smashbox.
    I've heard the lip balm by La Mer is really good - however i have not tried it.

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  5. you should try blistex silk and shine. it smells good and works really well. i'm also a fan of burts bees!

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