Chapped Lips

Sunday, December 7, 2008 1:17 AM
Name: Jay
Country_of_Remedy: US
Ingredients: Iron and B Vitamins
Instructions: If you summer from SEVERE chapped lips, this might be the solution. I got this remedy from my doctor.

I was suffering from extreme chapped lips. (I had done all the other remedies (blistex, chapstick, olive oil, sesame oil (YUM), exfoliation, drinking water, etc and none of them worked.) My lips would crack so bad they would bleed, the entire surface of the lips would be dry and crackled and would peel, and by the next day the same thing again. I was amazed at how quickly, my lips were peeling off constantly. I also suffered from headaches and feeling tired, turns out I was anemic.

A blood test for a new job revealed I was low in iron and my red blood cell count was too low. I don\'t eat red meat and although I took vitamins and supplements, most have folic acid, but not iron. So I started iron supplements, and B12 and B4 vitamin supplements. Within 3-4 days, the headaches went away and the severe chapped lips are gone.

BUT, be careful to be sure you actually have anemia, ask a doctor, you don\'t want to get too much iron - Guidelines vary but typically only 17mg a day (supplements tend to be 20mg or more, but not all of this is absorbed). (Multi-vitamins for old people and women also have lower dosage of iron in them). Take iron with B vitamins and see if this improves your lips!! Good luck!!

Thu, 22 May 2008 11:30:28 -0700
Name: Nancy Pang
Country_of_Remedy: California, USA
Ingredients: During spring/early summer, I experienced chapped lips for the first time for at least 2-3 months thinking it was anything from allergies, brand of lipstick, dryness in the air, not enough liquids, right vitamins, etc., etc., etc. It seems as though I tried a thousand different remedies to no avail. Finally, rummaging through my medicine closet, I found a container of \"bag balm\", made by Dairy Association Co., Inc. in Vermont. (easily found in the drugs store) It is an \"antiseptic\" used for the cows utters. No, I am not a \"cow\", nor do I own any. It was recommended to me by my dear late sister Margaret for a different situation many years ago. I decided to give it a try. I used it for one-two days and WALLA!!!!! NO MORE CHAP LIPS!!!! As the saying goes, if all else fails, you\'ll try anything.... what have you got to loose???? THANKS MARGARET!

Tue, 26 Feb 2008 03:45:31 -0700
Name: Chetan Padliya
Country_of_Remedy: India
Apply mustard oil in navel. You will guarented get rid of chapped lips and also its work as preventive. 100% effective

05-Aug-06 at 08:40 PM:
NAME: sacred

INGREDIENTS: olive oil
tomato slice
INSTRUCTIONS: fill a shot glass with olive oil ... dip your finger in and rub some on your lips ... drink the rest ... also be sure to drink
pleanty of water everyday ... for extra chapped lips rub the fleshy side of a tomato on your lips and then eat the rest ... it may sting a bit but the vit. C in the tomato will speed the healing.

14-Jun-06 at 10:29 PM:
NAME: Rachel

INSTRUCTIONS: Eco Lips is this really cool lip balm that works amazingly on chapped lips. It is all natural, organic, and vegan, and the ingerdients in there help naturally smooth your lips. Plus, they smell awesome!



30-Apr-06 at 05:14 PM:
NAME: Megan

INGREDIENTS: Blistex Cold Sore treatment
INSTRUCTIONS: Put on some Blistex Cold Sore Treatment (Probably around $4 at your local drugstore)Even if you dont get cold sores, it will treat badly chapped lips in a snap and it has that glossy look like lipgloss and it will keep that wet feelingfor about 2 days

14-Apr-06 at 02:16 AM:

INGREDIENTS: half a lemon
INSTRUCTIONS: This is simple and is best it gives lips a rose colorthe lemon lightenes the lipsrub the lemon with the sugar on your lips to exfoliate dead skin and then rinse it with water apply the glycerine wich is to moisturise it

Date: Sunday, January 15, 2006
Time: 4:17 PM EST
nancy garrett
Country of Remedy: United States of America

Ingredients: 100% pure orange juice
Instructions: Sueese a couple of drops of 100% pure orange juice on the infected area of the lips...i might burn a little bit at first...ur lips shoukld be better in 24 hours...if not add a little bit more!

Date: Monday, November 21, 2005
Time: 2:24 AM EST
Country of Remedy: USA

Ingredients: Olive oil, Vitamin E oil, Aloe Vera or Cocoa Butter stick
Instructions: I've used vaseline as a cure for chapped lips for over ten years. You know what? It temporarily feels better, but in the long
run it does nothing to actually heal the lips. It offers relief at first, but if I put it on before going to sleep, my lips are chapped again in
the morning. I've been experimenting with different oils now, as well as cocoa butter. The only negative thing about them is that I tend to break out easily, so I have to be careful using any type of oil (vaseline doesn't cause breakouts). But my lips feel much better.
Vaseline also doesn't offer any protection from the sun or wind during daylight hours, so I use a moisturizer with spf. Some good ones that actually do moisturize (no chapstick brand has ever worked for me) are Neutrogena and Softlips. Also, be very careful with the type of lipglosses and lipsticks you use. I've found that any type of lip gloss with a sponge applicator always, always, always dries my lips out. They made my lips feel like they were about to fall off, from MAC to Cover Girl. Even though the best colors are always that type. Certain lipsticks do to. But I've long quit lipsticks because of my lips chapping so easily. I now make sure I always have a protective coat on my lips, then use a clear or slightly tinted lip gloss from a tube (after much experimentation with cheap and expensive ones, the best so far has been Sally Hansen ones). Roll on lip glosses are also ok - no benefits but also no negatives for me. But please stay away from the spong applicator glosses. I still keep a little tub or tube of vaseline around, mostly out of habit, but the oils have actually started healing my lips. I've finally found a solution.

Date: Monday, October 31, 2005
Time: 5:48 PM EST
April T.
Country of Remedy: United States of America

Ingredients: A daily multivitamin and extra water per day
Instructions: PLEASE READ IF YOU HAVE SEVERELY CHAPPED LIPS: I recently had a serious battle with extremely dry, chapped and peeling lips. I had never had the problem before and then all of a sudden, my lips were like those of a corpse. No matter what kind of lip balm or treatment I used, nothing helped. I would exfoliate and moisterize one day and the next morning, they were chapped, scaling and peeling again. I even went to see a doctor, who advised me it could have been extreme sun burn and that it should get better with time. She also advised that I use Vaseline... which IS NOT the thing to do. I had to learn that the hard way. Vaseline deadens the outer layer of the skin on the lips and discolors them. DO NOT USE VASELINE. Finally, after two months of research and a second opinion at the doctor's I found out that the cause of my chapped lips were a symptom of low iron in the blood, or anemia. Yes, anemia! I found out that I was borderline anemic because I of my diet. I also researched the condition on and a sign of low iron in the blood was chapped lips. My diet usually consisted of coffee in the morning, a candy bar at lunch and maybe a few slices or pizza or fries for dinner. I ate like this for about a year (divorce does this... smile). I wasn't get any vitamins or nutrients at all! This caused me to become extremely anemic and according to the doctors, low iron in the blood can cause chapped lips. The doctor recommended that I immediately begin taking a multivitamin until I could get my diet under control and get my nutrition levels back up. What do you know... I started taking a multivitamin about a week ago, added additional water to my diet and started using an intense overnight treatment for my lips. My lips have done a total 180 and are slowly getting back to normal. Try a daily multivitamin and extra water per day! For those who have fought this battle for some time, what could it hurt! Hope this helps as I know how embarrassing and irritating this condition can be.

Date: Monday, September 19, 2005
Time: 7:45 PM EST
Email address: Meghann
Subject: Home RemedyCountry of Remedy: USA

Ingredients: Clinigue Moisture Stick, Berts Bees Lip Balm, and a tooth
Instructions: When you brush your teeth rince tooth brush well. And the with warm water brush your lips to get the dead skin cells off. Apply the moisture stick, made by Clinique. Let it soak in for about 10 minutes. Then cover with the Burts Bees LIp Balm. Chapped Lips a gonner in 24 hours!

Date: Thursday, July 28, 2005
Time: 5:19 PM EST
Country of Remedy: Canada

Ingredients: Brush on Lip Gloss
Instructions: Most girls will usually own a brush on lip gloss or a regular sponge tip lipgloss. I prefer brush on better, because it is softer on lips, but either one will do. Brush on lipgloss before bed or whenever you have a spare minuteJust let it sit and absorb into your lips (this will give moisture to your lips)* Clear, non- sparkle/scented lipgloss will probably work betterUse for disired amount of time, and hopefully it will help solve your problem* You can also use this remedy everyday, just to make your lips softer and healthy looking! :)

Date: Wednesday, July 6, 2005
Time: 6:32 PM EST
Email address: Scottie
Country of Remedy: USA

Ingredients: Cucumber slice
Instructions: Take a cucumber, cut off a slice, and rub it on your lips. I tried this once and, amazingly, it worked! Hope I helped

Date: Sunday, May 29, 2005
Time: 6:27 PM EST
Email address: Linda
Country of Remedy: USA

Ingredients: Extract of neem leaf
Instructions: I had chapped lips that nothing would work on and were quite painful. I found that an extract of neem leaf (I used the alcohol extract) applied several times a day, solved the problem.


For 5 months I have been experiencing chapped lips. They were always delicate and peeled whenever I talked or ate food. They always felt terrible and my doctors said that it wasn't an infection or anything.I did everything to take care of them you can think of, and after using over 11 products I finally found the combination that cured me (at least for the last four days). I've been using this combination for a week and a half, so it seemed like a miracle that it worked in such a short amount of time after 5 months of no improvement.

A *thin* layer of hydrocortisone 1%, go over it with Classic Chapstick (black tube).The first few times this might make them look worse, but after a while each time you use it they will look and feel better, until one day you just wont need it.
Few tips:
1. Take cold or room temperature showers, make them snappy, don't get soap on your lips
2. Use a straw if you are afraid of damaging lips by having them rub against the glass. (for me this would take off skin)
3. Don't find yourself waking up in the middle of the night drooling face flat in your pillow. I would sleep on my back with my legs wedged in between the wall and my mattress and wrap my blanket around my body like a cocoon so I couldn't move more than *maybe* onto my side.
4. If you have recently stopped using retainers, you might want to consider putting them back in. My lips seem to have had to readjust each time I stopped or started using them.
5. Eat a banana.
6. Drink more water than you think you need.
7. When you exhale you release moisture into the air, so let your dog sleep in your room. (can't hurt, plus your dog will be happy)
8. Leave a window open when you sleep and see the effect. Better or worse?
9. Wake up in the middle of the night and have a little water. And maybe a banana.
10. Eat more bananas.

Hope this helps. If you don't like my method, I also used burts bees for awhile, and I have to say, it's the 2nd best thing I've ever used. I definitely don't recommend anything other than what I've suggested though.

Date: Wednesday, April 27, 2005
Time: 9:58 PM EST
Country of Remedy: USA

Ingredients: Aloe Vera

Date: Saturday, April 2, 2005
Time: 9:36 AM EST
Country of Remedy: United States

Ingredients: Vaseline
Olive Oil

Instructions: I was reading this site and i saw all these good ones and i couldn't decide what to use! so i thought, "why not combine them and make my own?" I did and it works sooooo well! You want it to have mostly vaseline, half of the amount of vaseline put butter, then put 1 teaspoon each of the olive oil and sugar. The vaseline is the base, the butter moisturizes and plumps, the sugar exfoliates, and the olive oil glosses and moisturizes. It is the best home remedy you could ask for! It totally cured my chapped lips in a matter of hours!

Date: Sunday, January 2, 2005
Time: 7:56 AM EST
Country of Remedy: Canada

Ingredients: Vicks VapoRub
Instructions: Before going to bed, put a little Vicks VapoRub on your lips. Sometimes (depending on how chapped your lips are) your lips will be completely smooth the next day. If not, continue doing this for a few nights and you won't have chapped lips any more.

Date: Friday, December 31, 2004
Time: 2:53 PM EST
Country of Remedy: Canada

Ingredients: Tooth Brush
Baking Soda
Vicks Vapro Rub
Instructions: take your tooth brush and wet it and dip it in baking soda...then scrub your lips. This gets rid of those loose peices of skin and makes lips smoother. Then put on vicks vapro rub... i live on the stuff it also helps with acne spots!!

Date: Wednesday, December 1, 2004
Time: 7:46 PM EST
Email address: Andrea
Country of Remedy: U.S.A.

Ingredients: water from shower, washcloth, cocoa butter
Instructions: To exfoliate and moisturize my lips I will put some cocoa butter on overnight, take a shower in the morning,
and then GENTLY rub a damp washcloth on my lips in a circular motion to remove dead skin. Follow that with cocoa butter, thin layer, then lipstick or not.


Date: Thursday, August 26, 2004
Time: 6:46 PM EST
Country of Remedy: US

Ingredients: none
Instructions: I read this in "Dear Abby" one time: If you are in a situation where you're not able to get your hands on any of the traditional methods of treating chapped lips, using your index finger, gently wipe off a little oil from the outside side of your nose. Apply the natural oils from your skin to to your lips to moisturize them!

Date: Monday, July 26, 2004
Time: 6:41 PM EST
Country of Remedy: US

Ingredients: 1% hydrocortisone cream
6-8 glasses of water
Instructions: Try 1% hydrocortisone cream, apply a thin layer on your lips and gently rub it in. Next apply a thin layer of Eucerine over that. You can just use the hydrocortisone by itself if you prefer.This method was doctor recommended. It worked for me and I have a severe case of chapped lips. Also, try to drink plenty of water every day, 6-8 glasses.

This home remedy is for chapped lips.  In my family we were always told by my grandmother Ella to use Mentholatum. You put as much on as you would chapstick.  It's best to put it on before you go to bed at night.  When you wake in the morning it's all gone.  Works really well on severely chapped lips.  I hope you benefit from this remedy, it's always worked for us.  Thank you

Date: Tuesday, June 8, 2004
Time: 6:09 AM EST
Country of Remedy: U.S.A

Ingredients: Mentholatum
Instructions: Before you go to bed at night rub some Mentholatum onyour chapped lips. Use as much as you would if youwere applying chap stick. When you wake in the morningthe dryness is gone. Works especially well with cracked
chapped lips. My mom used this remedy as well as her mom and so on. What a lifesaver it is. It also leaves your lips
soft and supple.

Date: Monday, April 26, 2004
Time: 11:08 PM EST
Email address: Colleen Kramer
Country of Remedy: United States

Ingredients: Aquaphor by Eucerin
Instructions: I was recently put on an Acne medicine (Accutane) that dries out EVERYTHING that has a mucous membrane on your body, but my lips were especially bad. The company Eucerin makes a vaseline like product called Aquaphor (about $5.00) that doesn't taste or feel as gooey but
works great for very dry lips also works good for the inside of your nose if it gets dry

Date: Tuesday, April 27, 2004
Time: 9:49 PM EST
Email address: Shorty
Subject: Home RemedyCountry of Remedy: USA

Ingredients: vaselenesyrup or honey
Instructions: Put The syrup & vaselene on your lips for a few minutes. DO NOT EAT. This will work very well for anyone including me :)

Date: Saturday, March 13, 2004
Time: 9:50 AM EST
Subject: Home RemedyName of Remedy: Chapped Lips

Ingredients: All you need is petroleum jelly!
Instructions: Apply petroleum jelly to your lips 3-5 times a day. The great part is that it's clear and thin,
so it looks great over your lipstick because it's shiny! Try it!

Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2004
Time: 1:19 AM EST
Email address: Alissa
Country of Remedy: USA

Ingredients: Olive Oil
Instructions: All you have to do is take a little bit of olive oil on the tip of your figure, and place on your lips as you would chapstick.
You will have imediate results. Just apply when you feel you need it.

Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2004
Time: 9:41 AM EST
Country of Remedy: India

Ingredients: unsalted butter
Instructions: Rub melted unsalted butter on your lips. Yummy! Just doing this once or twice weekly can prevent chapped lips. During extreme winters, apply vaseline at nights and carry a chapstick for use when needed.

Date: Friday, January 30, 2004
Time: 6:06 PM EST
Mike Schnider
Country of Remedy: United States

Ingredients: hand lotion
Instructions: I tryed so much stuff fro my lips then i decided if hand lotin could make hands soft it could make my lips soft and geuss what it did! So just take some hand lotion and put it on your lips it worked for me!

Email: greenxeyz@aol
Ingredients: Vaseline
Just put vaseline on before you go to bed.  Keep it on all night.  Whne you wake up the vaseline will have soaked into your lips, leaving them soft and plump like all us girls want them.  If they're cracked..try a facial or body scrub.  Take a tiny amount and rub into your lips then rinse with cool water.  Put vaseline on after(for overnight) and next morning you wake up your lips will be healed!
P.S. this works for me every time... Email me and tell me if it worked!

Date: Tuesday, January 27, 2004
Time: 3:00 PM EST
john wiondot
Country of Remedy: usa

Ingredients: salt
Instructions: put some salt on your lips and lit stay for two minutes. your lips will get a dyy layer on them. when that peels off your lips will bee soft and you dont put anymore salt on them. now put vaselene on them and it will keep them soft.

Date: Tuesday, December 2, 2003
Time: 5:07 PM EST
Country of Remedy: korea

Ingredients: eye cream
Instructions: it is very easy.. i always have chapped lips not just winter.. this is what my aunt told me.. before you go to bed put some eye cream on the lips.. and cover the lips with plastic wrap for 5 mins..after you wipe the cream.. you can see nice grossing lips.. oh.. don't lick the cream..

Date: Friday, November 14, 2003
Time: 7:19 PM EST
Country of Remedy: Canada

Ingredients: Vasline
Instructions: before getting into the shower, coat lips in vasline. hop into a warm/hot shower and rinse lips with a soft clothafter 5 - 10 minutes

Date: Thursday, September 25, 2003
Time: 1:49 PM EST
Country of Remedy: USA

Ingredients: Honey
Instructions: Take a small amount of honey and rub into your lips with your finger. Or, you can just rub your lips together. The natural sugar crystals in the honey will exfoliate your lips. You can then either lick or wipe off the honey. Follow with your favorite lip moisturizer or chapstick.

Date: Tuesday, August 19, 2003
Time: 9:20 AM EST
Country of Remedy: Canada

Ingredients: vaseline
Instructions: Put vaseline on your lips whenever you need to. I find this works better than any chapstick.

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