Could This Everyday Item Be Drying Your Lips?

Dry lips drive me crazy. The last thing I do at night is slather balm on my lips because I cannot fall asleep if my lips are dry. I rarely ever leave home with out “lip stuff” as I call it. To say I am obsessed, my be an understatement.

A few weeks ago, I noticed that my lips were consistently dry and chapped. The creases in my lips had deepened and my skin felt taut. I tried to combat by moisturizing a little extra. I used Vaseline (my go to), Elizabeth Arden Eight Hour Intensive Repair Balm (SO GOOD), lip scrubs… didn’t work. I tried sloughing off the dry skin but nothing really worked for long. I thought maybe it was my matte lipstick so I stopped using it for a while (a very painful decision) but that didn’t help either! What tipped me off that something was really wrong is that my lips were not absorbing moisture. Anything I applied just sat on top of my skin; the tight and dry feeling remained no matter what I did. I got so frustrated that I went to my dermatologist, Dr. Mack, to get some insight.

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From Freebie to Fave

Here is the thing about new beauty products… I love getting new products but I often times end up with a baskets full of new untouched products simply because I am a creature of habit and rely on my “tried and true” products.

I moved into a new home this year and just when I think I unpacked all of my products, I find another box with little packets, boxes and tubes – some of brands I am familiar with and some I am not. Because I don’t want to be wasteful I committed to give some of them a try.

The very first product I opened was

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Winter Skin Savior

?That moment when you discover your new favorite product. Each winter I strive to find a lotion or cream that is going to keep my skin moist but not greasy. I’d find products that were either too light leaving me ashy an hour later or too heavy and greasy leaving me with stains on my clothes. Well this season I finally found something that’s juuuust right. You know a product is good when you selfishly hide it from there at of your family (I feel no guilt)!

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