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Many of you know (because I’ve mentioned it about 4,000 times) that I have extremely dry skin. And while I’ve largely found products to manage my dry body skin, my lips have long been tricky to keep healthy and moisturized.
I’ve found that my lips get the most chapped when the weather or seasons change. Here in Texas, it’s not at all uncommon for the fall and winter months to alternate between very chilly weather and warm, mild weather. The rise and fall of the temperature wreaks havoc on my lips. Now that winter is fading into spring, I’m dealing with uncomfortable chapped lips again. But, I’ve found the cure!
When I mentioned my conundrum on my Instagram a few months ago, one of you suggested lanolin. I’ve been using it ever since and it’s been so life-changing that I’m writing a blog post about it now to tell you all about it! (Again, this is not sponsored in any way.)
This Lansinoh brand (what I use) of lanolin is meant to be used as a nipple cream for breastfeeding moms, so it’s very safe and natural. And because infant babies can ingest it when breastfeeding, I feel totally comfortable putting it on my own lips.
Not only does lanolin cure chapped lips quickly, it’s also a great lip gloss! I put it on every day over my lipstick and every night before bed. It’s very thick and a little sticky, which was strange at first (in comparison to other chapsticks/lip glosses), but the results easily overshadow the texture.
If you have chapped lips, grab yourself a tube of lanolin! It’s a game-changer!
PS- My second favorite chapped lips cure is Blistex Medicated Lip Ointment. It’s not nearly as effective, but easier for on-the-go application and still helps.
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What a coincidence! Last night I was trying to find a good natural product for dry lips. There was huge dip in the temperature here in TO and my lips are SO dry!
Blair Lamb says
You’ve gotta try lanolin! 🙂 It works wonders! xo
Yes! That was meeee! I swear by it 🙂 Glad it works for you too!
Blair Lamb says
Yay! 🙂 Thanks for the suggestion!
Thanks for the suggestion, Blair! I used to buy all-natural chapstick exclusively from a local lady, and was so sad when she stopped making it! Glad to have something new to try!
What is your favorite all-natural body lotion? I haven’t narrowed it down to one I love yet.
My absolute favorite chapped lip healer is the natural agave lip mask from Sephora. it’s the only thing I buy from the store, and is about $25, but I would pay $100 for it because it doesn’t just condition them for 10 min but actually heals them.
I forgot to add the brand is Bite.
Hi Blair, just found your blog and have a lot of catching up to do, maybe you’ve touched on this in the past…..but I wanted to say that I cured my lifelong chapped lips for good when I stopped using toothpaste containing sodium laurel sulfate. They sometimes feel dry in the winter, but they never get chapped if you know what I mean.
Blair Lamb says
The toothpaste I generally use doesn’t contain SLS, but that’s a great tip! Thanks so much for sharing!