Low Carb Frequently Asked Questions - Dry lips

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01-20-2004, 12:25 PM
Ever since I've started Atkins my lips seem to get really dry. I've been drinking the required amount of water and not sure if I could swallow more! Anyone have any ideas why they'd get dry? (my face is always dry so I can't tell if it's more dry now or not).

01-20-2004, 12:42 PM
When did you start? My lips are always very dry and even chapped in the winter. I use chap-stick or Vaseline on them all the time.

01-20-2004, 12:58 PM
I started atkins on 1/3--is that what you meant? Or did you mean the dry lips? That I noticed happening last week. They're normally not this bad in the winter. Maybe a coincidence?

01-20-2004, 01:20 PM
Probably a coincidence. It could, I suppose, be a combination of winter and losing water since you're just starting Atkins. I get really dried out in the winter and rely on lots of oils and moisturizers for my skin and tinted Blistex for my lips.

01-20-2004, 01:23 PM
ok thanks. I'll just continue w/my carmex and be on my way. lol

01-20-2004, 01:32 PM
AH-HA!!! Carmex will do it to you! Medicated lip balms are notorious for making chapped lips worse. I'm trying to remember exactly why that is.....:lol: I do know that when I use carmex or something like it, that when I stop, my lips get much worse!

01-20-2004, 01:37 PM
looks like i'm going to need to put blisyex on my shopping list.lol