Ahhhh the time of year when Christmas is in the air, and sickness is all over your house. This past week, I literally had no idea what in the world I was suffering from until I got some insight from my friends and family. I had never had a sinus infection before moving to Texas, so this is new territory for me. Isn’t it just crazy how much that lil old thing can get you down? And in the midst of it, the absolute worst part about not being able to breathe through your nose and having to be a creepy looking mouth-breather, is that your lips can get chapped really badly, really quickly.
Oh man, did my lips burn! So I decided to do a little experiment with some of my own products to see if it would help in at least some of my misery. I am happy to report that after practicing this one little tip, I woke up the next morning with my lips feeling about 90% better. Now I can just use my chapstick to continue moisturizing and improving my lips until they are healed. But if you know the pain of the super dry chapped lips, read on.
The good news is, many of you have these items at home already. I started with a small dab of microdermabrasion (MD) paste that I usually use to exfoliate my face and rubbed it all over my lips for 30-60 seconds. I would assume a good lip scrub would do the same thing, but I don’t keep a lip scrub because, well, I have an awesome MD paste. The next thing I did was use a lip serum that is super hydrating. It is meant to help with fine lines and wrinkles around the mouth, so this part may not be necessary to get the same results for chapped lips. But who doesn’t want to fight fine lines and wrinkles around their mouths, so why not add this amiright? Once that soaks into your lips and surrounding areas (sometimes this chapping can get out of hand. Hello, Kindergarten school picture where I had a ginormous chapped ring all around my mouth) apply your favorite moisturizing chap stick. Before you ask if you can use gloss here, I’m not a specialist. But I would recommend chapstick or something closer to that arena at least until your lips have healed quite a bit. It’s been my experience that a good gloss just can’t do the same job, and it’s not meant to, that a good chapstick can do. So humor me and use chapstick.
And that’s it! The next day your lips should feel sooo much better and well on the way to recovery and back under the mistletoe in no time.
If you try this, let me know how it works for you. If you are looking for a great MD paste, you can contact me for a free sample to see how it works for you. You can also find it here for purchase (this is my website) https://leahday.myrandf.com/Shop/Product/ENPS125