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Weekly Beauty Challenge: Dry Lip Savers

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BT'ers, I admit it: Today's beauty challenge is ENTIRELY self-serving. We've already discussed my seasonal dry skin issues, and though I feel like I've gotten my skin under control (Algenist Advanced Anti-Aging Repairing Oil is a lifesaver), my lips are still dry and scaly and frankly, gross. So for this week's Beauty Challenge, I need to know, BT: What are your dry lip saving tips and tricks?


Show & Tell! (And HELP A SISTA OUT.)





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There's only 1 solution for me when I have super dry/flaky/scaly lips. Before I go to sleep:

1. lip scrub (vaseline+brown sugar or lip balm then rub with paper towel/cloth towel).

2. generous layer of Jack Black spf25


I usually wake up with nice soft plump lips. To keep them in good condition, I also apply lip balm before brushing my teeth or going to the dentist so the toothpaste/gloves pulling my lips won't dry them out. I also drink 1 cup of water before sleeping/right after waking up and use a humidifier.

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1. WATER! Drink lots of it! Also, since it's winter time, hot drinks like coffee, tea, and hot chocolate can zap and dry lips out if they're too hot, so be careful.


2. Lip scrub, I'm with Beautytester on this one. Brown sugar is a touch less grainy than regular granulated sugar to me, plus it's more moist so it's easier to keep on lips. I tend to use honey or olive/sesame oil mixed along with it. Sometimes I'll just lick it off, but I use a soft, slightly damp towel to remove excess.


3. Lip balm!!!!!!!!! I like emollient lip balms that feel like they sink in but don't dissipate immediately. I avoid ones that are too thick as those don't feel like they sink in at all. I used to use the Jack Black one (original mint) but mint oil has a tendency to break me out now if I use too much regularly, so I switched to Anthony Logistic's lip balm in blood orange. Another lip balm I love is Napoleon Perdis' Auto Pilot, it's geared as a lip primer, but it's got a gel-like feel and gives lips a nice shine and looks great alone or under/over lip color. I use my Tokyo Milk Dark (La Vie En Rose) balm at night since it doesn't have SPF and my Anthony one does.


I got to **bleep** up some info lately in regards to dry lips, keep in find toothpaste formulas. Many of them contain sulfates and in the beauty world here we're all pretty keen in terms of avoiding sulfates in shampoos and cleansers since they strip natural oils and can dry hair/skin, so a toothpaste with sulfates can do the same thing. I know Sensodyne has some sulfate free formulas!

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Well I make my own Lip scrub, and use it a few times a week. And at night i usually put on some Argan oil on my face, I dab it on my lips as well. I've noticed it really helps! I also use the Josie Maran Infinity Cream  when they get wayy to dry and it works wonders on my lips. They are amazing when i wake up! 

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Every evening before I go to bed, I put on some good old-fashioned vaseline. My lips are super soft in the morning.

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I have a vitamin E stick it's a god-send.  My whole family actually requests them on a regular basis because they're so good.  Lip scrubs are awesome, I mix sugar and Tarte's Maracuja oil and it works great!  Lots of water of course!

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I swear by rosebud salve, I'm on my second tin and own the mint and strawberry one as well but as far as hydration is concerned, the original is the best. I put it on every night before bed and wake up with amazing super soft lips. I like to wear lipstick but cant if my lips are dry, flaky and hurting. Its a big tin that lasts awhile and its only 7 bucks.

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My lip scrub:
Superfine granulated sugar, manuka honey, walnut oil (I use it for salad dressings so it's around.) and a drop of vanilla extract. Massage with soft child's toothbrush. If I'm in a hurry, I'll just scrub gently with the toothbrush on wet lips. Otherwise my lips get scaly and peely from chapping.

Then this balm every night, applied heavily with a retractable lip brush. I keep the set by the bed on my night table. I have Clove Cigarette but I want a couple more now that I know it works for me. the texture is thick.



I should try brown sugar, great idea.

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What i usually do is just wear lip balm at night! When i wake up in the morning, my lips are soft! I also don't wear lipstick or lipgloss too much because i find that this dries out my lips no matter how moisturizing the formula is! When I wear lipstick or lipgloss, that night i scrub my lips, or when i feel that they are dry!

But it may become a routine for me especially that the winter will make it even more dry! lol

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also going to agree with everyone suggesting the homemade brown sugar lip scrub!! and going to second the Smith's original rosebud slave! I never leave the house without it, and am on my 3rd tub of it! they also have a squeeze tube, but i prefer the tin!!!!!

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Hydrating eye cream on lips

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I agree with @lylysa that WATER makes a huge difference! Keep a bottle of water with you all the time and drink, drink, drink.


I have lip balms and salves in every room in my house, and in my car.  I ALWAYS have it on when I'm home, and at night I slather it on right before bed. My husband thinks i'm crazy, but I never ever have chapped lips and rather love all the different tins of salve I have collected! I wear lipstick during the day at work, but when I'm home, it's balms and salves to the rescue!

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@ Joeanne, I was sick a few weeks back with a cough/sore throat and was drinking hot tea with honey more than I was water and noticed my lips were getting dry. I foolishly didn't wait for my tea to cool enough so that was "my bad" on my part Smiley Tongue but once I started balancing out my tea and water intake my lips were back to being happy.

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I have the worst skin around my lips on top of dry lips.  They peel almost every night! Smiley Sad but I found that with some great finds I make it manageable


1. Drink water. Yes, lots of people say it. you must be annoyed by now how much people drop the word water but it's true. The mornings after the days don't drink as much water my lips and skin around it already start to peel. 


2. Toner. I use a toner for dry skin by Artistry called Essentials Hydrating Toner but find one that's great for you. I pat it on my lips along with the rest of my skin. It makes the skin more ready to receive moisture


3. EOS lip balm and rose salve.  I found that these two are the best for me. I just found that if you apply too much eos lip balm the wax kind of builds up and gets a little nasty but in acceptable amounts it is a life saver.  Rose salve also works just as well but it's twice as expensive as eos. Although at six bucks it's totally worth it to me Smiley Happy


4. Cetaphil and Vaseline. Have you ever seen the big tubs of cetaphil? I put a generous amount of that and Vaseline mixed together on my lips before I sleep. Like, I slather it on. Haha Possibly the biggest help of all.  


Hope this helps! 

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I hate having dry lips. I've found a fast cure in the new rose Vaseline lip therapy. Love the stuff and it really works!

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Fresh Sugar Advanced Therapy at night and ALWAYS SPF underneath lipstick or a gloss that has it.  Fresh balms or Clinique glosses are my staples for that or I wear Shiseido's Lip Protectant SPF 34 underneath. Keeps my lips from being, dry, chapped, cracking or peeling.

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Lots of water and rose salve do the trick for me!th.jpg

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Lansinoh lanolin - i used this on my nipples when I was going through major chafing from breastfeeding.  Works THE best for chapped lips, and I do promise you that I have tried just about everything.  lip scrubs are great to use before applying this at night.  Also be mindful of how much lipstick /gloss/stain/ etc you use during the day as most can be terribly drying to lips.

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ROSE SALVE!!!! the only product ive finished adn bought 4 times. Smiley Wink and fresh sugar rose lipbalm. (the birthday gift) i have 3!!! )but not done) i am constantly mixing up these. and also i think that any old lipbalm works when u sleep in it but what i also use pre event is diors lip maximizer. it plum pens and sofens lips at night and morning 


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I love Fresh products for lips, they are, well, LIPSAVERS! The Fresh lip scrub is good, as well as the Tarte scrub. When my lips are really dry I scrub, then apply Josie Moran Argon Oil and run my Fresh Sugar lip balm overtop to 'seal in the moisture'. I also love Clinique's repairwear for lips. I find it is too thick to add color afterward but great to use alone!

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I use my heaviest frag-free facial moisturizers as lip masks, honestly.


And first I apply jojoba oil or PRT Oiless, then slather on thick cream moisturizer as a lip mask overnight, and then once that sinks in (change in pjs, get my phone, go potty, etc.), I will also put Kiehl's lip balm over that thickly overnight.


been doing this most nights for about a month and there is a HUGE difference in my lips.  I rarely have to use balm now.


Oh and one other thing -- I have eczema and food allergies and sometimes this causes me to get red, itching, scaling skin around my mouth.  It sounds horrible when I put it like that -- it's actually just subtle but something I really notice.  I used to think it was just chapped lips but now know it's a reaction to some foods (which I try to avoid!).  


Sometimes moisturizing like I said above is enough to treat it (and I hate to use any perscriptions, esp on my face/mouth, and esp not steroids creams).  That being said, once a month I sometimes have to dab a little anti-allergy steroid cream onto my cupids bow or below my bottom lip, otherwise the irritation, rednesss and scaling skin just won't go away from a reaction, no matter how moist I am.

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