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Ask Men's Fitness: How Do I Prevent Chapped Lips?

Learn the right remedies for those annoying sandpaper puckers.

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I'm a skier, so my lips are constantly drying out. What makes a good lip balm or lotion? -Richard N., Rutland, VT

“Look for lip balms with lanolin or beeswax, which create a protective barrier, sealing in moisture on your lips. Reapply throughout the day, especially at first sign of dryness,” says Jeffrey Benabio, M.D., F.A.A.D., physician director of health care transformation at Kaiser Permanente in San Diego. “For deeply cracked or split lips, use a no-frills healing ointment such as Vaseline Petroleum Jelly, particularly at bedtime, as lips dry out when you sleep.”

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