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What is your secret for smooth lips?


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#Post 1 of 46 OFFLINE   kayleigh83

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 10:05 PM

I recently (FINALLY) figured out how to keep my lips from being dry and flaky, which if left untreated, is VERY dry and flaky.

 

Basically, I use Carmex every. single. day. All day long. But even that's not enough. So every few days, I do a good scrub with a mixture of brown sugar and olive oil, and then slather them with Vaseline. Cheap, and effective!

 

Any other ladies out there with dry lips who have some tips they like to use?


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#Post 2 of 46 OFFLINE   Annelle

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Posted 10 March 2011 - 11:19 PM

I've done the olive oil and brown sugar scrub before.  It's a pleasant flavor too :)


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#Post 3 of 46 OFFLINE   llehsal

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:16 AM

I use that same method as well, but instead of the vaseline, I use a touch of olive oil after I scrub.  Works wonders and my lips feel amazing.


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#Post 4 of 46 OFFLINE   magosienne

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 05:28 AM

Try using something with butters (shea is very popular and most common in moisturising products) and waxes like candelilla or beeswax. These provide a good, deep moisture for dry lips. Anything with vaseline/petrolatum/paraffinum liquidum won't provide deep moisture so it's a vicious circle that makes you reapply often. My first trick is to ban this ingredient for those i mentioned which do a better job at moisturising my chapped lips. Sanoflore and Nuxe make pot lipbalms that are very effective and long lasting, but for day i use stick lipbalms, Lavera and Logona make very good ones, but the cheapest lipbalms i found are Burt's Bees lipbalms (especially the honey lipbalm, the original formula imo has too much of peppermint essential oil).

 

then i also scrub like you mentioned, with brown sugar. I tried with baking soda but i prefer the sugar. You can use your toothbrush and rinse it well after.



#Post 5 of 46 OFFLINE   Annelle

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Posted 11 March 2011 - 09:38 AM

oh and I was told that carmex is one of those products that works wonders when you use it, but when you first start using it, you need more and more and more...so you're basically constantly applying it to keep the effects.

 

I bought some Aquafor recently after looking through the forums and people mentioning it's a great product.  I've only tried it for a few days yet so I don't know about the long term results (and I've been testing out a couple other lip products so it might be messing with results)...I've only been putting it on at night before I go to bed though.  It kind of feels exactly like applying vaseline on so I'm not quite sure how I feel about it yet.  I was expecting something more balmy I guess?


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Posted 11 March 2011 - 08:50 PM

Aquafor is wonderful.

I used it constantly when I was on Accutane - it was the only product that saved my lips.

 

I still use Aquafor occasionally, or just plain old Vaseline.



#Post 7 of 46 OFFLINE   kayleigh83

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Posted 12 March 2011 - 11:24 PM

I've never been a big fan of Burt's Bees, it honestly does nothing for my lips.


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#Post 8 of 46 OFFLINE   Reija

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 09:54 AM


I wasn't either until I recently bought their new Mango butter lip balm. It makes my lips so smooth! This is my go to lip balm now. I also love their new tinted lip balms. They are very moisturizing. 

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I've never been a big fan of Burt's Bees, it honestly does nothing for my lips.



 


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#Post 9 of 46 OFFLINE   katana

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Posted 13 March 2011 - 05:29 PM

Bloated medicated lip conditioner. It has SPF 15, it comes as a lip balm in a small 7g jar.

#Post 10 of 46 OFFLINE   magosienne

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 02:01 PM



Originally Posted by Annelle View Post

oh and I was told that carmex is one of those products that works wonders when you use it, but when you first start using it, you need more and more and more...so you're basically constantly applying it to keep the effects.

 

I bought some Aquafor recently after looking through the forums and people mentioning it's a great product.  I've only tried it for a few days yet so I don't know about the long term results (and I've been testing out a couple other lip products so it might be messing with results)...I've only been putting it on at night before I go to bed though.  It kind of feels exactly like applying vaseline on so I'm not quite sure how I feel about it yet.  I was expecting something more balmy I guess?



Precisely because it doesn't sink in, so if you have moderately dry lips, it's a good product, for the dry to the point of cracked lips, that's really not the best product.



#Post 11 of 46 OFFLINE   Ray of sunshine

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 02:34 PM

Got to love that brown sugar and oil scrub. I am really into my EOS balm right now, summer fruit smells heavenly. I have the dryest lips, it is awful.



#Post 12 of 46 OFFLINE   Maris Crane

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 03:08 PM

LUSH Bubble Gum lip scrub. I'm sure the rest of the lip scrubs are great too, but IMHO, that one smells the best. The Body Shop Lip Butter rubbed in with a Q-Tip, left overnight. Caudalie Lip Treatment throughout the day, as needed. I actually love Carmex (albeit, in the EZ-On tube.) I use it in the AM after I've put on makeup (again, massaged in with Q-Tip) and it gets rid of any dead skin, or excess foundation/TM that might've gotten onto my lips. Anymore than once a day, and it's way too drying for me...
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#Post 13 of 46 OFFLINE   Rolita

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Posted 14 March 2011 - 04:46 PM

I use the Lush lip scrub and then cover my lips with some aquaphor....it does wonders!



#Post 14 of 46 OFFLINE   haleysmith

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Posted 21 March 2011 - 02:49 AM

I use almond oil for my lips at night (and for the eyes area too) and sometimes I use a cream that I have from Oriflame have a cream "The little box of wonders" or something like that.



#Post 15 of 46 OFFLINE   me0wmix

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Posted 22 March 2011 - 11:53 PM

I have always gone with regular ol' chapstick, but my lips are not the softest so I'll have to try some of these suggestions. thanks gals



#Post 16 of 46 OFFLINE   annabanana

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 12:03 PM


 

Originally Posted by kayleigh83 View Post

I recently (FINALLY) figured out how to keep my lips from being dry and flaky, which if left untreated, is VERY dry and flaky.

 

Basically, I use Carmex every. single. day. All day long. But even that's not enough. So every few days, I do a good scrub with a mixture of brown sugar and olive oil, and then slather them with Vaseline. Cheap, and effective!

 

Any other ladies out there with dry lips who have some tips they like to use?



I am not sure which Carmex product you use, but the one I have has salicylic acid in it ( which is found in many acne treatments) is very drying. I bought the wrong Carmex I think, but the one I have (maybe the same as yours) should be saved mostly for cold sores and breakouts on and around the lips.

 

I use: Vasanti Conquer 3 in1, its a lip balm with a bit of shine and its super moisturizing and its amazing over lipsticks (and to remove lipstick).

I also have use Burts Bee's, the pomegranate oil one, because it is a completely natural formula without any drying agents I am aware of.

 

The trick I find is: scrubbing lips with any exfoliant, the brown sugar trick is great, and then applying an all natural balm/butter/serum/ whatever you can find that is void of any drying agents.



#Post 17 of 46 OFFLINE   Sylean

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 02:25 PM

I bought a cheap little $20 vibrating toothbrush and scrub my lips nice and well with that. This will give you instant results. After you do this, they are so soft! Then I follow that up with some MAC Lip Conditioner or lip balm.



#Post 18 of 46 OFFLINE   Amber204

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Posted 25 March 2011 - 05:25 PM

Rosebud salve from Sephora is great for everything as the directions show on the back it works on blemishes, burns. chapped lips, and diapir rash!! It also comes in a large 2" diameter container holding about three chap sticks so you don't have to restock as often!! :)



#Post 19 of 46 OFFLINE   blingbling

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 01:25 AM

the only thing that works for me dring winter is carmex but i'm concerned about overusing it. It is meant for cold sores so am not sure if it is a good idea to use it everyday.



#Post 20 of 46 OFFLINE   Ere Perez

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Posted 27 March 2011 - 10:35 PM

My secret for smooth lips the cooler, dryer winter months can zap moisture from your lips and skin, so it’s important to replenish what is lost. Lip conditioning is another key to supple lips. Choose moisturizing lip treatments that contain healing and protective ingredients like natural oils, beeswax and sunscreen; while avoiding drying elements like menthol, heavy waxes and parabens.Thanks for sharing.