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paul.fr

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« on: 13/07/2007 13:14:09 »
why is it that when you use that chap lips stuff you want to keep licking your lips? Also, why do we get chapped lips/


 

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« Reply #1 on: 13/07/2007 14:18:47 »
I very very rarely get chapped lips maybe once every several years.. LOL But it is usaully after I have put on chap stick thinking OH I think I will protect my lips today! LOL then I lick the stuff off and forget about it! LOL

I think it can be caused by dehydration wind drying them out the hot sun drying them out etc etc.. all having to to with being dried out.. probably dehydrated! I do not know if viruses can effect it although I have seen fevers come and terrible chap lips, but again I think that is also dehydration the person is sick loosing body fluids and gets dehydrated as they don't feel like eating or drinking! What ya think?
 

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« Reply #2 on: 13/07/2007 23:12:35 »
it has been said, and i don't know if it's true, that chap stick protects your lips, but also has an ingredient that makes your lips dry out more, causing you to have to apply more. anybody know if that's true?
 

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« Reply #3 on: 14/07/2007 02:07:40 »
kind of a rebound thing the more you use it the more you need it!Hmmmmm!
 

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« Reply #4 on: 14/07/2007 02:46:59 »
good way to sell more, don't ya think?
 

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« Reply #5 on: 14/07/2007 05:10:24 »
1.  I have lifetime chapped lips in about a weekly cycle. Summer, winter, tropics temperate climate. Always the same. 2. Go to the shop and there are dozens of products. I know I'm not alone!!  Must be hundreds of millions a year spent on treatment.  3. Go to biomedical research sites..nada..nothing in research on causes, prevention, cures etc. as far as I can find.  Is there any REAL research out there?
 

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« Reply #6 on: 14/07/2007 09:05:27 »
i don't have chapped lips, but like Kadie i do sometimes use the stick stuff when i think the weather will turn as a way of prevention. i too have noticed that this leads to dryer lips. perhaps its just a con?
 

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