How to Cure Your Chapped Lips in No Time Flat

There's no need to suffer this winter.
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There's no need to suffer this winter.

Beauty tutorials are big on YouTube — a search for "makeup tutorial" and "hair tutorial" yields more than 5 million videos. In this weekly series, we put a mix of popular and under-the-radar tutorials to the test and show you what's best.

When it comes to cold weather, I’ll admit that I’m a huge baby. My throat has been sore for at least a week because of the dry air in my apartment, and let’s just say that my skin isn’t looking (or feeling) its best, either — even after days of slathering on expensive French body oil. One of my biggest winter beauty woes, however, is my lips, and this week they became so chapped that they started to randomly bleed. (TMI? Probably. My apologies.)

I can't last another two months of winter in this state of discomfort, so I turned to YouTube for help. This tutorial I found is almost deceptively simple, but I can attest that these methods work wonders for curing severely chapped lips. All you need is a toothbrush, some Aquaphor — or a similar type of non-petroleum jelly — and an exfoliating lip scrub (the video mentions Fresh lip polish, which one of my personal favorites as well) and you're good to go! And if I could add one word of advice of my own, it would be to invest in a humidifier. That will hopefully help to nip the problem in the bud.