Thursday, January 13, 2005

No More Chapstick—Day 4

I think it was on my mission that I heard that using lip balm actually makes your lips stop producing its natural moisture. I am a frequent Chapstick user myself and I can’t get enough of that refreshing mint flavor.

I recently used up my last little tube and made a life-changing decision—NO MORE CHAPSTICK! That’s right, I’m in control of mine own lip moisturization now! I’ve gone cold turkey.

Day 1 went okay, and my lips actually felt great. Day 2 went good as well and I honestly thought I was going to make it. Unfortunately, now I’m not so sure. I’m starting to crack—literally and figuratively. The lips are sore and I am trying to compensate in the worst possibly way—licking my lips! I want that Chapstick so bad!

According to Men’s Health Magazine, it’s just an urban myth that lip balm really dries up your lips. Should I give in and just buy some more? Or is Men’s Health in on conspiracy as well? Dilemma, dilemma.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Strangely enough, I also stopped using chapstick recently (two days ago) and I am in some serious pain! However, I am going to stay strong. I believe the myth (I heard it on Oprah. IS there a MORE reliable source? I don't think so!) and will therefore press onward. Good luck to you, Pal.