5 months ago
Why am I reviewing this in late 2019??? It's because often get severe chapped - dry lips. I have tried using dozens of lip products switching them out over the decades when I'm desperate including: lip glosses, lipsticks, vaseline, carmex, blistex, lotion, eucerin, vitamin e capsules, other oils, and even Lansinoh's lanolin (nipple cream for mothers who nurse). I have also tried using no lip products for weeks. Yes, I drink enough water. I discovered that I need a lip product that somewhat moisturizes my lips, BUT ALSO allows or encourages the lip skin to regularly EXFOLIATE/slough off/rub off. This Almay lip balm is the only product that I've found that does that. Use it at least once or twice a day and message me with your findings. I find that just one light swipe on my bottom lip is good enough. My top lip doesn't need it and it will transfer to the top lip eventually anyways. I also think it's best to do it right before bedtime. I probably sleep with my mouth open, which probably dries out my lips extra fast. The lanolin worked great for a while when my lips were chapped and bleeding, but then I realized that it almost worked too well and wouldn't let my skin exfoliate naturally. I got stuck with a thicker layer of dead skin cells, which then later painfully came off. Back to Almay's color + care liquid lip balm - I can't find these lip glosses anywhere except walmart and ebay these days. It's not at Target or the drug stores. If ya'll know of a reputable, affordable source then please let me know. Certain colors in this line of products are better than others for my lips for some reason. I find that 600 (blooming) is good. 800 (rosy lipped) is alright. 400 (lilac love) is probably the worst of the bunch I've tried. I'm about to try 300 (Apple a Day) and hopefully I'll report back soon.
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SkinCombination, Other, Not Sure
HairOther, Straight, Medium