The Quest for Replenished Lips

I’ve struggled with chapped lips my entire life. I have to have chap-stick with me everywhere I go because I never know when my lips will become so dry that it’s uncomfortable. The worst experience was being at a concert and suddenly my lips were burning, I went to grab my chap-stick and realized I forgot some. That was the worst night of my life— okay, not the worst, but I was irritated. I could never find the right chap-stick that moisturized my lips for more than an hour. A few months ago, I started a journey to fix this problem. I wanted to go more than an hour without having to smack more chap-stick all over my chapped lips.

I started with a clean slate and threw away the chap-sticks I used in the past. Nearly two weeks after I started to test a few products, I noticed a significant difference in my lips. I wonder why I hadn’t ditched my old products a long time ago.

Over the past two months, I have tried three different products. If you’re like me and aren’t blessed with naturally moisturized lips,  you may need to consider these products.

LUSH Lip Scrubs
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I’ve heard many people talk about LUSH lip scrubs; it was all good so I decided to give it a try. After about a few days of using it, I decided that it’s best used only in the morning. I typically use it right before I put my makeup on. I can’t use the lip scrub throughout the day because it’s rather messy. After using it, I had excess lip scrub down my shirt and around my lips. Other than the mess though, this product is pure magic; it takes off the skin that is always peeling off my lips.  Success!

Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Balm
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A coworker actually mentioned this product to me and WOW I’m so glad she did! This light formula goes on smooth and lasts for nearly 4 hours. I use this product throughout the day, everyday. I’ve noticed that the more I use it, the less I actually need it. With the six different shades, Dr. Rescue is perfect if you don’t want to put too much time and effort into your lips. Whenever I do wear a lip color though, I wear the shade Too Cool because it goes on clear. Baby Lips Dr. Rescue Balm gets 5 stars from me!

Coconut Oil

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I love to try natural products. When I learned that coconut oil could heal lips, I was ready to try it. Coconut oil works incredibly fast, leaving my lips smooth and moisturized for a long period of time; I can hardly believe they’re my real lips. Since it’s a hassle to carry a jar of unrefined virgin coconut oil around, I typically only use this product at night before I go to bed.

I’m sad I didn’t these products sooner, but I’m glad I have them in my life now. My lips have never felt better and I really don’t have to worry about leaving my chap-stick at home.

If you use a product that I didn’t mention, comment below or tweet us what you use!

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Feature image by: Nika Akin

Rae
I’m just a fangirl from a small town with big dreams. When I’m not going to school you will find me drooling over Niall Horan or Harry Styles, it just depends on the day. I like to think I have a witty sense of humor, but like I said, that’s just me.

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