Originally Posted by kayleigh83
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.