Since December my lips have been suffering from the harsh winter weather. I’ve never had lips as dry and cracked. The sides of my mouth feel really sore and there’s that tightness when I open them a bit wide. When I eat tomatoes or anything acidic, it stings.
In my battle against chapped lips, I’ve amassed quite a number of lip balms.
They’ve grown into this number because the first one I got, which was also the most expensive at 5€+, didn’t do it’s job. That’s the Avéne Cold Cream. It also leaves a white film on the lips which makes my lips look pale that people must be thinking I must be feeling that cold! Eeep!
The one on the middle in a pink round tube which is branded Vaselina is just like your average petroleum jelly. It’s the cheapest and didn’t really help.
The Letibalm tastes weird I couldn’t even explain it.
The Elbel brand, after continuously applying it for 3 consecutive days and without going out, cured my chapped lips while I was still in Pamplona sometime in January or February. But when I moved to Madrid and was greeted by the cold blowing wind, my lips chapped again. That’s when I got the Liposan which says it’s medicated. It worked and chapped lips are once again gone but since I’ve been constantly using it, I needed to replace it which is why I bought the Carmex with SPF15.
Getting chapped lips was really annoying. After washing my face, my mouth stings all over that I had to quickly rub lip balm to soothe it.
I would have wanted other brands, the ones I saw on the internet which got good reviews. I did research to cure this malady but the brands are not easily available here so I had to make do with the ones I found. 😦