I have used almost all of the lipbalms under the sun. The Australian sun that is because sometimes companys don't like to ship their stuff to us which is very sad indeed. Anyway my point is: I pretty much cannot go without lipbalm.
But then, one day i ran out. (That's a lie, i lost my trusty nivea one and had only a grapefruit nivea one that unfortunately hads a red tinge. And that fine, but I also currently have pimples above my lips and the red really brings it out. Too much information? Sorry, I'm feeling sharing today. ) And then it struck me! I had remembered reading something about exfoliating your lips. I mean its true right? If you can exfoliate skin everywhere else why not your lips? Just be very gentle!
1. sink a glob of lipbalm onto your lips so they're nice and conditioned and then wait about five or so minutes to allow it to sink in.
2. grab a soft tooth brush or a childrens tooth brush and gentled rub it over your tips in a circular movement. be very very gentle here. really. Its far better to spend more time on it than having your lips scraped away. Think about it
3. Once you're done rub another glob of lipbalm over your lips again and leave it to set. Probs 5 minutes or so again and you're done.
Okay this is probably something you shouldn't be doing all that often (1 every two weeks perhaps?) but it allows for your lipbalm to better sink into your skin so it can do its job. It will also mean you won't have to use it nearly as often. Yay!