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How to Get Rid of Dry Lips

If there's one thing I know, its dry lips. Prior to being on Accutane, I knew I was prone to dry lips. Now being on Accutane, I basically micromanage my lips. I have perfected my routine and I know not to mess with it unless I want to start having cracked lips. Here is exactly what I do to keep my lips moisturized.

First of all, for the last two years, I have gone to bed every night applying the Burt's Bees Overnight Intensive Lip Treatment. I love this stuff. It smells good, not sticky like vaseline but still thick on my lips. I just coat this stuff on before I sleep and I find it to prevent dryness from throughout the night and repairs well too.

I always try to have chapstick on me at all times. I basically have a chapstick in my back pocket every day but I also have one in my car, purse, work bag, at my desk, in the bathroom, wherever I can. More places with chapstick, more chances I won't have dry lips. Blistex medicated lip balm is one of my favorites but I am not very picky when it comes to chapsticks. Lip oils are great too. If my lips are definitely getting dryer, medicated lip balms are my favorites.

Now if it comes where my lips do start being very dry, perhaps peeling a bit or starting to crack, I have a spot treatment I really like. I first use the Elf Lip Scrub, but really any good lip scrub does the trick. I scrub my lips a bit and then I go in with a soft-bristled toothbrush. You heard that right. I love taking a SOFT toothbrush or a kids toothbrush as the bristles are usually not as stiff and I dip it into my little jar of Vaseline Cocoa Butter. I just do a quick little pat on the surface of the chapstick just so that I have the tips of my bristles covered. I then start brushing out my lips in small circular motions. Don't press too hard as to not irritate your lips, but I find this in combination with the lip scrub is amazing. I also like to use the tongue scratcher side of the toothbrush and do the same thing. I then just rinse it off and I apply a layer of my Burt's Bees Lip treatment. I usually get most of the dead skin away by the end and maybe one more time the routine the next day and I'm good again!

This has been my favorite routine for years and I swear by it. I rarely get dry lips and not being on Accutane, I can generally get rid of any dryness in 24 hours. Now its your turn to try it!


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