chapped Lips?

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  1. river

    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    The weather is turning cold so I bought a heater. Now I can sleep tight but my lips get so chapped. Help?
     
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    *Do this each night before you go to bed:

    1. If your lips are peeling take an old tooth brush and gently remove loose skin. Do this by apply warm water to the toothbrush and brushing your lips in a circular motion.
    2. Lather Vaseline on your lips until they are completely covered. Make sure you pay close attention to the corners of your mouth, the edges and extremely chapped areas.


    *Throughout the day apply regular Chapstick to soothe your lips.

    *Don't use lip gloss or lipstick because they can dry your lips.
     
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    river Watch Her Flow MEMBER

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    Thanks Lovely,

    I will start tonight.
     
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    Stop takin my advice!
    lol.. you read that article too huh!

    I live by it!
     
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    Pure, unrefined, Shea Butter will do the trick. I order mine directly from Togo or Ghana. A little will last you a very long time, even years. If your lips don't heal with Shea Butter, then your lips have to be like corn flakes. However, you can go to any drug store and buy Aquafor over the counter, and it is good for healing as well as medicated.
     
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    How expensive is it?

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    Shea butter is about $8 per pound out of Togo, plus shipping. You can view their website and order here...

    http://www.agbangakarite.com/
    Shea Butter: Fair Trade, Unrefined Shea Butter and African Black Soap
    agbangakarite.com


    If you don't want to pay that much money, then simply go to your local drug store (Walgreens, Rite Aid, CVS) and buy Aquaphor. The tube looks like this...

    http://www.macgill.com/PhotoLibrary.aspx?pid=8810.jpg&w=200&sub=photos&const=true
     
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    Actually-

    There is a Black Business up in NYC by the name of Madina Industrial Corporation. They manufacture Shea Butter, African Hygiene products, and the like. I will give Togo a try, and if that does not turn out well, I will go with Madina.

    Thanks for the Information/Suggestions - -

    KD
     
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    works for me..

    Kissing prevents chapped lips!:kiss2: :getout:
     
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    Can regular chapstick substitute vaseline?
     
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