Can the use of lip balm make dry/chapped lips worse?
Aside from just putting on lip balm, I have tried putting on lotion on my lips, putting on lip balm then a little water on my lips, and using a combination of different lip balms I have tried. Switching off lip balms seemed to work well for a couple weeks somehow, but now it doesn't help much.
Lip Balms I've used:
Burt's Bee's Pomegranate
Walgreen's Bees Wax
Blistex...something to do with SPF and lemon flavor?
Carmex Strawberry with SPF
I also keep the lip balm I use at the recommended temperature by putting it in my pants pocket where body heat stores up, since warm lip balm applies better than cold lip balm, but that doesn't do much either in the long-run
Oh, and when I said I put water on my lips, I didn't mean I put a whole lot. I just run my index finger under the tap, shake it off so there's only like three drops on my finger, then press my finger against my lips lightly.