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Are Your Lips Dry, Cracked & Uncomfortable? Lip Licking Linked to Chapped Lips!

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Do you find that the dry air in your home is taking a toll on your skin and lips? Are you moistening your lips every few minutes only to find that they feel even drier a short time later?

Lip licking at this time of year sets up a vicious cycle. Your lips feel better for an instant, but licking them may actually dry them out. According to conventional wisdom, that's because evaporating saliva pulls moisture from the lips. At the same time, licking removes the small amount of natural oil that lips produce to protect themselves. Your saliva also contains digestive enzymes that may be irritating to already sensitive tissues. What this all adds up to is uncomfortable dry, cracked lips.

Many lip balms contain sunscreens (you can tell this if there is an SPF number or ingredients like oxybenzone), peppermint oil, artificial dyes, and other potentially irritating ingredients. What this may mean is that the very product you are using to soothe your chapped lips might be aggravating the condition.

Here are some stories from visitors to our website:

"Lip balms and lotions generally contain petroleum derivatives which my skin doesn't tolerate. Chapping and cracking is the result." B.Y.L.


"My husband & I both felt that compulsion to constantly need lip balm, especially my hubby. Last year I had a severe food sensitivity reaction and the inside of my mouth along with my lips became very sore. My lips were cracked and peeling. I was desperate, I went to the drugstore and bought several different lip balms. I found Burt's Bees, the one labeled 'Honey Lip Balm' worked a miracle. We now use it exclusively and no longer feel the need to constantly be applying lip balm." Gin


"Several years ago, an acquaintance suggested that making "horse lips" helps get blood to that area, decreasing the need for lip balm. I followed his advice and find that, while I still use balm, the need is not as frequent as previously. I simply make horse lips whenever, e.g., I'm stopped at a traffic light, or waiting for the other party to answer the phone." M.J.W.


If making "horse lips" doesn't particularly appeal to you, we have a special offer. Our People's Pharmacy Pomegranate Natural Lip Care has no sunscreen, no peppermint oil and no artificial dyes or preservatives. Our invitation to you is, buy 3 and get 1 free! You won't see the free lip care tube pop up in the shopping cart, but our promise to you is that with your order you will get 4 tubes.

Here is what one visitor has to say:

"I have been using lip balm almost as long as I can remember. As a child I would get awfully chapped lips, and I guess I've been using it since then. No matter what the climate I'm living in, I need lip balm. My dad was the same way.

"I now look for 'natural' products and highly recommend the ones from People's Pharmacy." F.E.R. 


And if you are a fan of our People's Pharmacy MoM (milk of magnesia) deodorant, we are making the same offer for our original formula MoM deodorant: buy 3 and get 1 free!

These offers are good until the end of January, 2014.  

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How do you "make horse lips?"

Make horse lips, huh? I am sitting here smiling to myself and trying to figure how in the world to make horse lips… all I know of horse lips is that they are very very soft. But what are "horse lips" in this context. I do remember them sort of blowing through their mouth with their lips very relaxed and doing something indescribably sounding like "pfffffft" and making their lips vibrate. I have been sitting here doing it, and actually it is pleasant. Is it helping? I don't know but it is making me smile.

I do "horse lips" regularly, and find it has improved my lips immensely. It works by getting blood to the lips. I still use lip balm, but far less than I used to.

How do you make horse lips. Do you make a pffffft sound and make your lips vibrate. You never said exactly how to make horse lips.

Please answer.

I use honey (a good quality honey) and put it on my lips. The trick is not to lick it off!
Coconut oil is nice, too.

So, will somebody tell us how to make "horse Lips"
already??

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