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Cracked Lips With Orthodontics

Author: Mary S.
Date: 09-06-2010
Views: 3,837
Word Count: 140
Questions Received: 0
Testimonial ID: 4596-OR
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As my treatment progressed into latex bands in the last part of my treatment, my lips became cracked and flaky--apparently a usual occurrence with braces. No amount of lip balm or similar products made real difference. I read that if lips stay cracked and won't heal, there can be a minor fungal infection involved, so I applied oils with anti-fungal properties around the edge of the lips. Primarily, I used the Essential Beauty Serum for Acne-Prone Skin, which contains some of those oils. However, while it helped, the cracking continued, with the lips being dry and pealing, splitting open when I moved my lips. Finally, I applied Caster Oil, or Palma Christa, together with Sandalwood, and while still a bit dry and needing morning and night applications for the dryness, the cracks have disappeared.

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