I have majorly dry skin. Especially every year when the weather starts to turn cold, my hands turn into total alligators, and my lips get all flaky and cracked; they even started bleeding a bit last week. Most chap sticks do nothing for me; they make them feel better momentarily, but don’t actually do anything to heal them.
A couple years ago, I happened to notice the lanolin sitting on my nightstand and thought that if it helps cracked nipples, it probably helps cracked lips, too.* If my lips are really bad, I’ll sometimes put a little straight lanolin on them before bed, but it’s way too thick/tacky to wear by itself during the day, I think. I also love coconut oil, but I it slides right off in about 4 seconds. So I meshed them, of course.
I really should’ve taken a before/after, but of course I forgot. You’ll just have to take my word for it that this stuff works dang miracles.
*I’ve never actually needed it for nursing so it didn’t weird me out to
put it on my lips…if that just brings back too many painful memories
for you, feel free to pass this right on by.