"11 year old daughter questions how much you should use chapstick"
Dove - posted on 10/01/2015
I used to have a problem w/ dry and irritating lips overnight (the only time I would use chapstick). The problem went away once I stopped using chapstick because the very thing I was using to try and help was making the problem worse.
That being said I don't see anything wrong w/ using it on occasion. Make sure she is keeping well hydrated and that may help her feel the need to use the chapstick less.
Raye - posted on 10/01/2015
If she has problems with dry lips, she should probably be drinking more water. Chapstick is better than licking her lips to try to moisten them, because the spit is not lubricating and the friction from the tongue can actually make the problem worse. If she has the chapstick on, she should not be licking it off, because then it wouldn't be doing it's job of keeping in moisture. So, don't get the flavored ones if she keeps licking it off. As far as how often to reapply during the day, I'd say after eating or after brushing teeth, or anything that could wipe off the chapstick and reduce it's effectiveness. But I still think increasing her water intake is the best first step.
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