Chapped lips? Dry skin?

/ Tuesday, October 18, 2011 /
So finally it's fall! Yahoo! What rapture and joy.

However, one of the problems I always encounter in the fall is chapped lips. As soon as the weather gets dry, my lips start getting very parched, no matter how much water I drink or how I hydrate myself. The dry weather and wind just seems to be getting everything possible from me.

Another problem I often have is dry skin. The dry weather just whips at me whenever I go out and even when I'm indoors. Then the skin cracking really hurts and it really gets to me. This happens especially on my feet, my hands, arms, legs, whatever.

What to do?

There are several things I use to try to remedy this.

First, lip products: I use several lip balms and glosses to try to help out. They include:
ELF Hypershine lip glosses, $1 each. They can be purchased from These I use for morning application, and they give me a tint of color for the day.

Carmex Moisture Plus Chapstick. I reviewed this in an earlier blog entry. You can view that here. This is for when I have more severe chapped lips, since it is very very moisturizing and healing as well. It can be purchased for around $2 at any drugstore.

Carmex Moisturizing Lip Balm + SPF 15, in Cherry flavor. I wear this at night to protect my lips when I sleep. Yeah I know sounds weird huh? However, it works, so I'm not complaining at all. And it tastes all right too with the cherry. It can be purchased for around $1.50 at any drugstore.

Estee Lauder Pure Pops Lip gloss, 1004 Pink Cupcake: I got this as part of a gift set, so it was free, but currently on for $18. Yeah I know extremely pricey. That's why I don't use it very often. It does a nice job of keeping my lips hydrated but it's power stay ability is not very good; it only lasts maybe 1/2 of the time my ELF hypershine lip glosses last. I just wanted to try it out. But yeah it definitely works.

Now, onto skin... what to do?

Jergens Sensitive Skin Relief: I use this to moisturize my entire body. I bought this at Walmart for around $5 (on sale) and it is definitely a repurchase for me. One bottle can last me an entire year! It's quite nice because it is fragrance free, dye-free, and does not have lanolin. A heads up though: it has petrolatum, which can be comedogenic for some people, so don't use it on your face. It goes on so smoothly and nicely, and makes your skin really refreshed. Really nice.

Neutrogena Oil-Free Moisture, SPF 15: I reviewed this in an earlier blog entry as well: You can read the review here. I apply it onto my face and neck in the morning. I got this for $11 at my local Target: Yes, kind of expensive, especially compared to the other products I've reviewed here, but still much cheaper than department store moisturizers (which can run to around $50 each). It's really moisturizing and protecting, and also does not feel cakey like many other sunscreens I've tried.

Here's my whole collection, just for wraps:

Have you guys tried the EOS lip balm spheres? I've seen rave reviews about them. I kind of want to try them out after I finish this whole schlew of lip products I'm currently using. Go to Musings of a Muse's blog review on EOS lip balms to see them. They're supposed to be awesome =D

So yeah, that's how I protect my skin and lips. Of course, drinking lots of water and taking warm baths and showers also helps. Stay hydrated and moisturized!



{ Alex Elkins } on: October 19, 2011 at 4:21 PM said...

I LOVE the EOS lip balms! I always repurchase the Sweet Mint flavor. They are moisturizing, make your lips really soft, and are so cute and smell great! Also the mint flavor has a slight cooling sensation which feels great. Nice post!

{ Med School Girl } on: October 19, 2011 at 5:50 PM said...

@Alex: Thanks for the suggestion, and thanks also for following me!

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