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I've used lip balm excessively & my lips don't produce their own moisture I haven't used lip balm in 8 weeks. How long until I can use lip balm again?

I've used lip balm excessively & my lips don't produce their own moisture I haven't used lip balm in 8 weeks. How long until I can use lip balm again?

May resume: It is probably safe to resume but you may want to stay clear of any products containing petroleum or other toxic ingredients. Try a natural lip balm or a non allergenic product. If you can, stay out of the sun or make sure there is a SPF factor in the balm. If problems with your dryness persist a consultation with a Dermatologist would be appropriate. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can I address chapped lips without using lip balm?

Can I address chapped lips without using lip balm?

Dry lips: You'll have to apply something to hydrate dry chapped lips. Aquafor ointment or petrolatum are cost effective. Also, stop anything that may be contributing such as lip licking! ...Read more

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My lips is dry all year round, no lip balm can help me what could be the reason?

My lips is dry all year round, no lip balm can help me what could  be the reason?

Many things: The humidity during different seasons can make it worse-winter has low humidity.But since it is year round, consider geography-are you in a low humidity region? Use a humidifier. Licking your lips actually causes chapping. Some medical conditions are associated with decreased saliva, so being checked out is important. Some medications can cause it too. ...Read more

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What do you suggest if I have dry lips, I do use lip balm, but it just lasts for half an hour or so, sometimes my lips get chapped, any suggestions?

Protect your lips: Do not lick your lips, drink lots of fluids, avoid contact with irritants and practice breathing through your nose. If no improvement, dry lips may indicate an underlying problem and evaluation by your PCP is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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Hello. my lips are usually dry and flaky. a week ago, i did some exfoliation using lip scrub and a towel. i started applying a new lip balm as well.

Hello. my lips are usually dry and flaky. a week ago, i did some exfoliation using lip scrub and a towel. i started applying a new lip balm as well.

Don't be a sucker: "Exfoliation" is seldom of any value. STOP. Do not scrub or otherwise abuse your poor lips. Try to stop licking because saliva is very irritating to the outside surfaces. Try frequent lubrication. You can use frequent applications of vaseline or Aquaphor or a stick. You fail to name your "new lip balm". ...Read more

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When I was about 13 I started using lip balm. A lot. Like 24/7 and they were never chapped. Now a few years later there always chapped. I've researched it and it seems my lips have stopped producing their own moisture, I tried stop using lip balm and so f

When I was about 13 I started using lip balm. A lot. Like 24/7 and they were never chapped. Now a few years later there always chapped. I've researched it and it seems my lips have stopped producing their own moisture, I tried stop using lip balm and so f

See your DR: I suspect that you are compulsively licking your lips. There are techniques and meds to help you control this. There are a few diseases which cause dry mouth. There are meds which may do it. Large doses of Vit A (pills, not food) will do it. Mouth breathing or compulsive rubbing will do this. ...Read more

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Could someone be addicted to chapstick and and lip balm? I feel like I am getting to that level..

Chapstick: The chapstick and lip balm may be constantly irritating your lips, making you think you need more rather than less of this product. Overuse of these products is a habit, not an addiction, which can be broken. If your lips continue to be dry, I would seek medical attention which can treat recurrent infections on your lips. ...Read more