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Chapatick Withdrawal - Breaking the Habit

As all of you must have done, at one time or another, was to break the chapstick cycle.

For people that don't get this, I know that this seems weird, but your lips do produce their own moisture, and when you supplement the moisture with chapstick, your lips do not continue to produce this moisture.

I tried to go without chapstick for ONE day -- couldn't do it.  I thought I was crazy - but I'm not.

After speaking to a doctor on this - he says to really break this cycle, you have to keep from using ANYTHING on the lips for 2 weeks in order for the moisture balance to become restored.

Not for me! No Way!!! If I don't use chapstick, it feels like my lips will actually tear apart - ouch! 




MizzBlue72 MizzBlue72 36-40, F 6 Responses Nov 8, 2008

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I always use chapstick. Even if I wear lipstick, chapstick is first!

i use chapstick but always have to have something in the winter.

Wow, now I know what's wrong with my lips! I was kind of wondering if something like this could happen. I don't think I'm ever going to break the cycle.

It's true - my lips do hurt when I don't use chapstick.

I totally understand. I am addicted to Blistex and American Girl and Burts Bee's and Softlips chapstick. My overall favourites are the Burst Bee's and the softlips. i put on the softlips for extra mosture and then the Burts bees for colour and the peppermint oil feel. IM IN LOVE WITH THEM

When I read your story,it made me think of one of my teachers when I was in jr.high,she constantly used chap stick on her lips.She would tell us that she liked to have soft lips for her husband.I did'nt know that our lips produced their own moisture.For some reason I can't stand to have anything on my lips,only when I have a cold(which is'nt very often)I will use either Vicks or Blistex.