Tone and Dry/Cracked Lips

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JasonTongRulz
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Tone and Dry/Cracked Lips

Post by JasonTongRulz » Tue Aug 23, 2011 1:52 am

I've noticed whenever I pick at my lips my tone goes bad for a day or two... Is this a coincidence or is it because I peel off some of the dry skin? If so, how can I stop myself from picking at my lips?

Please share your dry lip stories and advice!

Also, if this helps, I have a teardrop lip but use the "standard generic" embouchure and it actually still works for me. I produce clear tone and nice vibrato.. (my only dissatisfaction is in my Tonguing - it can be too loud)

Thanks very much in advance!

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Re: Tone and Dry/Cracked Lips

Post by MissyHPhoenix » Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:23 am

Use lip balm!!
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Re: Tone and Dry/Cracked Lips

Post by Aessina » Thu Aug 25, 2011 7:33 pm

I swear by Burt's Bees Super Shine lip gloss. It does an amazing job moisturizing, is super shiny, and comes in a bunch of colors.
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Re: Tone and Dry/Cracked Lips

Post by Zevang » Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:37 pm

I live in a city where we have only two seasons. Wet and dry. We have rain for almost 7 months a year. On the other hand, we have dry climate for about 5 months, without any rain! At this stage of the year, we have what we call "desert weather", because it's pretty hot during the day and cold at night, the difference between max and min temperature reaching 20 degrees celsius in some days.

Well, what I really want to share is that it doesn't matter if I use any kind of lipstick or protection, the main remedy is always drink lots of water (small steps at a time...) during all day long. That's what prevents from dry and injured lips. Our tone IS affected by the condition of the lips and the weather, mostly if we stay for a long time under direct sun light. So in this case, a good solar filter is mandatory. But as I said, nothing like good hydrating.

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Bo
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Re: Tone and Dry/Cracked Lips

Post by Bo » Fri Aug 26, 2011 5:21 pm

I would go with Missy. Lip balm is usually very good for such purposes.

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Re: Tone and Dry/Cracked Lips

Post by FlautistaGal » Sat Jan 07, 2012 9:35 pm

Very interesting. I didn't realize that dry and cracked lips could make a difference! ((Looking for my lip balm)) :mrgreen:

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Re: Tone and Dry/Cracked Lips

Post by lianeandflute » Tue Jan 17, 2012 6:22 am

i don't know where you live but i absolutely swear by lucas's paw paw ointment. i don't know where it's available - i live in australia. it's incredible. it's originally for putting onto things like rashes, burns, chafing, cuts, cracked skin, splinters, insect bites, open wounds so it's really really soothing and so good for your lips. but of course zevang is right you have to keep hydrated. :)
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Re: Tone and Dry/Cracked Lips

Post by az1983 » Mon Jan 23, 2012 5:37 pm

This seems like a good thread to ask a question I've had for awhile. Has Anyone use the "Chop Saver" lip balm? Thoughts?
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Re: Tone and Dry/Cracked Lips

Post by MissyHPhoenix » Mon Jan 23, 2012 6:46 pm

I used it before and it was ok. I use another one now simply because I ran out .....
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Re: Tone and Dry/Cracked Lips

Post by pied_piper » Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:20 pm

Yep. Tried it but I thought it was a bit pricey and it doesn't seem any better or worse than other lip balms out there that you can get at a local pharmacy.
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