For most of us, chapped lips are similar to kicking a toe, or having something in your eye; it’s comparatively ‘small’ issue but, at the same time, can make the everyday things difficult to enjoy. You find yourself licking your poor lips, which only makes it worse. You can’t eat certain foods without flinching. And it takes days – sometimes weeks – for things to return to normal.
For others – who suffer with ‘chronically chapped lips’ – those poor, cracked, bloody lips hardly ever return to normal.
“I never in a million years would have guessed my toothpaste was the one to blame. AND my Chapstick wasn’t helping,” Reddit user, dannelinflannel posted to the Skincare Addiction forum.
The writer explained that, after changing to a different toothpaste (one designed for sensitive teeth), and using Vaseline on their lips twice a day, they found an immediate difference.
“Oh my god, the difference it has made in just a week, and it’s the middle of a pretty cold winter here,” the Reddit post reads.