I’ve had chapped lips for as long as I can remember and I’ve tried every chapstick on the market hoping to permanently fix my dry, cracked, often bleeding lips. But with one simple product, I’ve been able to fix my dry lips, FOR GOOD. So if you’re wondering how to fix chapped lips, then keep on reading.
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How to Fix Chapped Lips
I have notoriously dry lips, to the point that I could peel the skin off them and they would usually be bleeding.
To be honest, when I was using lots of different chapsticks and trying to figure what magic balm would keep them soft and hydrated, I noticed that they were drier than ever.
I realized that my lips were only soft if I put on chapstick every hour, and if it was longer than that, my lips would get even drier and more cracked.
What I learned was that most chapsticks only make your lips more dry and cracked, and the more you use them, the worse they are for your lips in the long-run.
Petroleum Jelly for Dry Lips
I replaced all the chapsticks with one ingredient and my lips are always soft now.
That one ingredient is petroleum jelly. We all have some at home, and using JUST this one product has made my lips so soft and hydrated, and I only apply it twice a day.
My Lip Care Routine
The only thing I do for my lips now is apply petroleum jelly once at night before I sleep and once in the morning after I do my skincare routine.
Doing this simple routine has made my lips softer than ever and I almost never get dry chapped lips now.
I know, a whole article on petroleum jelly? Seems silly but you’d be surprised by how often I see people talking about ‘the best chapsticks for this and for that’ when literally all you need is a jar of good old petroleum jelly.
So throw away your chapsticks and just apply petroleum jelly twice a day and your lips will always be baby soft.
I feel like every household has petroleum jelly at home, but in case you don’t, here’s a link!