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Dry lips - ok insert your joke here..

Discussion in 'Misc. Vegas Chat' started by bobby jones, Nov 23, 2014.

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  1. bobby jones

    bobby jones Low-Roller

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    Just came back home to the east from LV on Thursday and as per usual my lips are still peeling and not quite back to normal. I drink a ton of water ( an a few other libations) to the point of knowing the casino bathroom attendants on a first name basis, use lip balm and still can't seem to get the lips moist. My nose is really dry too.

    I assume for those who live in desert areas, you become acclimatized somehow but, I have never got to that point. I have never been out for more than a week at a time.

    Any secrets out there and yes, I can already predict a few comments:)
     
  2. SH0CK

    SH0CK Stylin' and Profilin' Quasi Tech Admin

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    If you know that you sleep with your mouth open (or even if you don't), try lip balm or petroleum jelly on your lips before you go to sleep.
     
  3. Scottndindy

    Scottndindy Low-Roller

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    I've always found the lip dryness is caused by dehydration. I would recommend increasing your hydration.
     
  4. UTE

    UTE Plastics

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    Heck, I live out here in the West and my lips dry out in LV too. Plenty of Chapstick is my go-to remedy.

    Bill
     
  5. Iamrice

    Iamrice High-Roller

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    On top of drinking as much water as possible I use Blistex lip balm (not the medicated stuff, just the regular in the light blue tube). It seems to last longer and work better than chapstick for me.
    The last couple of years I've started packing a saline nose spray. It feels weird especially the first few times you do it) but I don't dry out like I use to.
     
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    shifter Degenerate Gambler

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    The key is drinking 3 quarts of water a day for a month before your trip. Then you'll be properly hydrated.
     
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    K-Y Jelly.................an all purpose lubricant.
     
  8. BlackJackLady

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    try getting one of those travel humidifiers for your room at night. They even make some that use bottled water.
     
  9. TrixieM

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    Oh, man, after three days, "cracking a smile" has a whole new meaning! Mine have been so bad they actually bled...just lovely. My lips won't survive out there without Blistex Deep Renewal balm. It's a white tube, and you can get it at any Walgreens, CVs, Wallmart, Target, grocery store, etc. I think it's about $2.50, maybe a little more, but well worth it. Vaseline for your peeling nose (or in a pinch, lip balm because it's basically a hydrating balm.) If you get nose bleeds, you can get Ocean nasal spray, which was recommended to me by a sympathetic LV resident a few years ago when I was suffering from the non-existent humidity.

    But staying hydrated is your first defense. Hydrate--hydrate--hydrate when you're out there. Consuming mass quantities of bottled water is best, especially if you like refreshing adult beverages, which have a tendency to dehydrate you even more. I normally only drink while I'm playing, then when I'm wandering around out on the strip or in the car, I've got bottled water in my hand.
     
  10. Big Tip

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    Chapstick and a little tube of Vaseline are on my Vegas pack list.

    Also, in my hotel room, I leave the door of the bathroom open when I take a shower to let the steam into the room. I even will pour some water on the carpet in the corner to keep some humidity in the room.
     
  11. LV_Bound

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    Always drink lots of water and use lip stuff throughout the day and even at night.
    Try some Chicken Poop. That stuff really works.
     
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