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How does chapstick help your chapped lips?

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March 16, 2011 1:11AM

First of all, the reason why you get chapped lips is because of weather and the the fact that your lips need constant moisture and care.

During dry, hot weather, the moisture in your lips tends to be absorbed or evaporated, and during cold, stormy days, the moisture in your lips also tends to either freeze or dry up. This causes a lack of moisture in your lips, which means they get dry and wrinkled.

Chapstick and other oils or creams simply create a coating like a wall to prevent the weather from accessing your lips and removing moisture. Usually thicker substances work better to create this "wall", so I wouldn't necessarily recommend chapstick as the most effective solution.