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« on: Sep 22, 2015, 02:26PM »

Chapstick. Good or bad? Best Chapstick?
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« Reply #1 on: Sep 22, 2015, 03:13PM »

I use chop saver myself.  The idea is what some suggest is to avoid camphor, which is a relaxant.  Others don't seem to mind it. Do be careful to not get addicted to it. If you use it to much, your lips will feel dry even when they aren't! That happened to me for awhile, kind of annoying to break the habit.
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« Reply #2 on: Sep 22, 2015, 03:16PM »

Legend has it Carmex and some others, including Blistex (boo, long favorite) and I think Chapstick are bad for your chops some how.  In any case, I had tried many different lip balms trying to find the right one for me, and settled on Burt's Bees Acai berry.  Been using it for several years.

I guess it's kinda like finding the right mouthpiece... lol.  Yeah, RIGHT.
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« Reply #3 on: Sep 22, 2015, 03:18PM »

The idea is what some suggest is to avoid camphor, which is a relaxant. 

Ahhh, so that's it.  Good to know!
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« Reply #4 on: Nov 24, 2015, 08:24AM »

Chapstick. Good or bad? Best Chapstick?

I seem to find every time I use a chapstick, usually in the winter, I get a coldsore on my lip which is not great for a brass player.
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« Reply #5 on: Nov 24, 2015, 08:53AM »

I have never used that stuff, even living through the north-east winters. I used to use a bit of vitamin E oil, but currently use nothing. Sometimes I get small pimples on my top lip, but that could be due to a kind of wimpy mustache, and not shaving regularly. My wife uses Burt's Bees or Carmex, and is constantly complaining about dry lips. Chicken or egg?
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« Reply #6 on: Nov 24, 2015, 11:55AM »

Interesting. Bill Watrous told us a story about Vit E when he was guest soloist at UCLA in the early '80's.  He had split his lip the night before a gig in Europe, and used a bunch of directly applied Vit E to get it to heal some.  Did the gig, hence loved Vit E.

As for chicken/egg on the dry lips, I definitely get dry lips, esp winter, if I'm not using some lip balm.  But it certainly can cause it too.  After posting previously, I did some research and some of the lip balms have alcohol in the ingredients which then makes your lips dry out.  Turned out my favorite Burt's acai berry actually had alcohol in it!  Fortunately not all of them do, so I'm trying some of the other flavors.  It pays to read the fine print!
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« Reply #7 on: Nov 24, 2015, 01:03PM »

I seem to find every time I use a chapstick, usually in the winter, I get a coldsore on my lip which is not great for a brass player.

Don't be cheap, buy your own chapstick.

Just saying.
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« Reply #8 on: Nov 24, 2015, 06:34PM »

I use pure cocoa butter.  Walgreens sells it in yellow chapstick - like tubes. It's the best lip product I've found for healing and soothing.
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« Reply #9 on: Nov 24, 2015, 09:26PM »

Burt's Bees. Living in Wyoming I had to use all sorts of things to keep my face from being destroyed, and over the last 6 or so years Burt's has not let me down. It also has a little SPF for the sun.
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« Reply #10 on: Nov 25, 2015, 05:21AM »

Chop Saver!  Tastes nice, and works great.  I buy it by the case and have a stick in my case, my car, my desk... good product and good pricing!
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« Reply #11 on: Nov 25, 2015, 05:36AM »

Burts Bees original peppermint. No SPF. It's like a subtle, soothing zephyr being pumped out of a thousand baby angels and across your face from the lofty reaches of heaven.
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« Reply #12 on: Nov 25, 2015, 05:46AM »

Don't forget to wet your lips from the inside, by staying hydrated.
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« Reply #13 on: Nov 25, 2015, 06:45AM »

Chopsaver all the way!
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« Reply #14 on: Nov 25, 2015, 09:16AM »

Burts Bees original peppermint. No SPF. It's like a subtle, soothing zephyr being pumped out of a thousand baby angels and across your face from the lofty reaches of heaven.

Yup.

Me too.

Stay away from the gummy stuff. Cakes up your lips. This is very natural and rinses away w/water. If it ain't water soluble...don't use it.

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« Reply #15 on: Nov 25, 2015, 09:47AM »

For what it's worth, I've been successful at avoiding chapped lips in the winter by wearing a snowboarding tube.

On amazon it's a "Polar Fleece Neck Warmers Snood Scarf Hat Unisex Thermal Ski Wear Snowboarding" http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B00GV0HSFS?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

Its easy to wash, doesn't fling around in the wind like a scarf does, and can be pulled up over just the mouth or the nose as well.  When it's windy out but not too hot, I just put it over the mouth and it doesn't try the lips out.  I definitely recommend.
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« Reply #16 on: Dec 05, 2015, 08:52AM »

Strawberry Chapstick!
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« Reply #17 on: Dec 05, 2015, 01:01PM »

Burts Bees original peppermint. No SPF. It's like a subtle, soothing zephyr being pumped out of a thousand baby angels and across your face from the lofty reaches of heaven.
Excellent post.

I use Vitamin A&D Ointment.  Basically Vaseline with vitamins in it.  Great for diaper rash and chops.  Ask me how I know.
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« Reply #18 on: Jan 23, 2016, 10:38PM »

Chicken Poop is the best lip balm I have ever used. No not that kind of Chicken Poop... This bit.ly/1nGVM0u
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« Reply #19 on: Jan 24, 2016, 12:30AM »

The only thing that works for me is Burt's Bees. Nothing else.

There are a few things I use when I'm in a pinch, but I don't use them regularly because they don't work on an every day basis (i.e. carmex, Blistex DCT, & vaseline)
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