Dry Cracking Lips

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  1. Principaltrumpet

    Principaltrumpet Pianissimo User

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    I have an audition for grad school at UNT on Sat. This weekend my lips got really dry and started peeling and cracking. I havent even really been able to play well today. Anyone know anything that could help. I have been using Blistex DCT the past couple of days with no results.
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  2. JustinSmith

    JustinSmith Piano User

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    Try either the blistex lip medic, blue container like the DCT, or blistex medicated, white tube of creme. These work pretty well.
     
  3. MJ

    MJ Administrator Staff Member

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    ChopSaver
     
  4. Jude

    Jude Piano User

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    A thin layer of Crisco (shortening) - natural, absorbed by the skin - covered by a layer of vaseline - petroleum-based, waterproof - to seal it in. (Wipe it off before playing, whatever you do!)
     
  5. MJ

    MJ Administrator Staff Member

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    I can not imagine anything worse. Crisco and Vaseline? Why not just throw some 10W-30 on there for good measure?

     
  6. Eeviac

    Eeviac Piano User

    Why not? I use break-free CLP on my trumpet and cornet, AND my motorcycle chain.

    Honestly, I've heard good reports about Burt's Bees products, they're costlier than chap-stick but may we worth a try.

    I've had my lips in bad shape and getting compulsive about apply chap-stick fixed them up. Not overnight, but awfully fast. We're talking about applying compulsively. It does work - every 1/2 hour, or less, really.
     
  7. JustinSmith

    JustinSmith Piano User

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    If you are in real bad shape and you can find it, this is the best. My dentist gave me a tube of this a few years ago for when my chops were beat up and weathered.

    TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE OINTMENT USP .01%

    It is a topical steroid.
    A Color Atlas Of Orofacial Health ... - Google Book Search
     
  8. Toobz

    Toobz Mezzo Piano User

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    Try to drink more water too. And avoid forced air heating as much as possible.
     
  9. Firestas'1

    Firestas'1 Piano User

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    I vote for these. Chopsaver is good too, apply liberaly and often.
     
  10. et_mike

    et_mike Mezzo Forte User

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    more water and chopsaver... it's great stuff. If you are outside alot, make sure to use something with a SPF...
     

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