Ask the Addict: Medicated Lip Balms

A read who chooses to remain anonymous wrote in:

I keep Googling to find lip balms or chapsticks that don’t have the drying ingredient in it. But every time I look it up I can’t find anything it’s just talking about you know the ingredients I just random stuff that does not lead to a list of good lip balms are chapstick. Right now I use Vaseline Lip Therapy cocoa butter. I love the way it feels. But the thing is I’m constantly reapplying. Everyone at work thinks I’m weird. I over use it too and put too much on my lips. I have major anxiety and I’m pretty sure it’s my anxiety that’s doing it.

But it’s like as soon as I apply I’ve sometimes apply a couple of minutes afterwards. Like my lips are dry or something. I’ve tried other brands but sometimes I just feel like they’re always dry or they don’t give me that comfortable feeling. And if I don’t put the lip Blum on I get so uncomfortable and its all I can think about. It’s just really annoying. I want to keep using something so my lips will be smooth. But I don’t want to apply it constantly like that. Just every now and then. Not every few minutes.

So my question is do y’all have a list of lip balms that don’t have the drying ingredients? I kept trying to look on the site but I guess I got lost. Thank you.

Medicated lip balms, those designed to treat cold sores, are the ones with drying agents. Carmex is the leading brand in this sector.

Standard “non-medicated” lip balms do not contain drying agents. They are however still potentially addictive, so use caution.

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3 Responses to “Ask the Addict: Medicated Lip Balms”
  1. Coushatta says:

    Thank you for reply! I just have to learn how to control myself. So hard when it is connected to aniexty. But thanks!

  2. megan says:

    I am 19 years old and i have no idea what’s going on. Im like 5th grade i had a dermatitis around my lips and i went the dermatologist and i got medicine. After the dermatitis was gone i would just put chapstick on and it was burt’s bees, i’ve been addicted ever since. I can’t stop applying it, if i don’t have it my lips get extremely chapped to where all around my lips is red and peeling. It is so embarrassing. I just don’t want to have chapped lips and have people watch me apply chapstick 24/7 im so insecure ab it. My friends even ask ab it and so does my boyfriend. My lips are constantly red all around it. I just need advice on how to get rid my chapped lips and my chapstick addiction! thank you.

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