April 08, 2021

My Tried and Tested Lip Products for Dry and Chapped Lips

Dry, cracked, or chapped lips is my common dilemma since I was young so I seldom wear lipstick because it doesn’t look good on my chapped lips. I prefer to put lip balm on my lips to keep it moisturize but to be honest, I am also lazy in applying it especially now that I’m just stuck at home. I know that in order to avoid cracked lips, we need to exfoliate, hydrate and moisturize our lips. 

How to Take Care of Your Lips 

1. Removing the dry skin flakes by using a wet washcloth or soft toothbrush. 
2. Avoid licking your lips. (I’m guilty of this) 
3. Drink lots of water. 
4. Protect and moisturize your lips by using the right products. 

I know there are a lot of lip products in the market to soothe and prevent dry lips but I’m sharing with you, my tried and tested lip products. 

1. Vaseline Lip Therapy 

Since I was in college, I always have Vaseline Petroleum Jelly in my bag. I guess this is the cheapest product that you can use for your dry lips and I can’t even finish one jar of this. Petroleum jelly is not only for lips, it has a lot of uses for both babies and adults so it is a good buy. It is best for dry skin. It reduces the appearance of fine dry lines. It protects minor cuts, scrapes, and even burns. It protects your skin from windburn and chapping.

Vaseline Petroleum Jelly has no flavors, fragrances, or other ingredients that may irritate your skin. It is available in different sizes. I usually buy a bigger size and just transfer the petroleum jelly in a small container so it fits my pouch. 

If you want a specific lip product, you can also buy Vaseline Lip Therapy, you can choose original, rosy lips, cocoa butter, or creme brulee. Available in mini packaging that can fit your purse or pocket.

 As I’ve said before, I’m not fond of wearing lipstick but I always have lip balm. I like this Maybelline lip balm because it does not only hydrate your lips but also works as lipstick because it is a tinted lip balm. 

3. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask

I discovered Laneige when I was started browsing and buying Korean Products at Althea Korea. Laneige Lip Sleeping Mask is part of my Korea Haul 3 years ago. This sleeping mask is an overnight sleep treatment for the lips, use this 2 or 3 times a week. Available in different flavors such as vanilla, grapefruit, berry, and apple lime. I have tried the Vanilla flavor. This brand is a little bit expensive for my budget. Hehehe!

4. Blistex Medicated Lip Ointment 

Over the past few months, I’ve been decluttering our house so I already threw my Baby Lips lip balm and Laneige Sleeping Mask because they are already expired. Summer is here so I’m experiencing severe dry and cracked lips again and the petroleum jelly isn’t helping me anymore. Last week I was looking for a lip product and thanks to Park Min Young's “What’s In My Bag” video because I discovered this Blistex Medicated Lip Ointment

I’ve watched a lot of Park Min Young Korean Drama series and I’ve seen how smooth her lips so I was sold immediately and searched if this is available in the Philippines. I didn’t think twice, add to cart and check-out na agad. 

As the packaging says, Blistex Medicated Lip Ointment helps heal severe dryness and relieve cold sores. This is clinically shown to elevate lip moisture, heal dry and chapped lips, and improve overall lip condition. Beauty professionals also use this to smooth the lip texture before applying lipstick. 

Do you know that dermatologists recommend lip ointments over lip balms? According to them, lip ointment is more effective in retaining moisture. I used this product for two days and it really works. No more dead skin flakes. Ang lamig pa sa lips pagpinahid mo. Daebak! 

Directions: Adults and children 2 years of age and older. Apply to the affected area, not more than 3 to 4 times daily.