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Recommend me a good lip balm that is not shiny

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Hi, I'm a 19 yrs old male living in Australia. I'm currently on 40mg a day on 2 days of the week and 20mg on the other. My lips have been extremely dry and red so I need to have lip balms on constantly throughout the day. I'm using QV lip balm with SPF 30+ and while it works well, it's really glossy to the point where my friends have been seriously asking me if I was using lip gloss/lipstick. So can anyone recommend me some good alternatives please? Cheers :)

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Hey how long have you been on it? Im not sure if you can get it in australia, but i use burts bees honey lip balm, its not shiny at all :) Can i just ask when you started getting the dry lips?

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Hi, thanks for the reply :) I'll give it a try. I started getting dry lips about couple of weeks into the course. I started taking 20mg a day from november last year and have been a few times trying to go up to 40mg a day but my body couldn't take it at all, my cheeks and lips would become extremely red, dry, swollen and painful. So my derm suggested that I should just stay on 20mg a day and 40 mg on 2 days of the week. My skin is currently ok but my lips need lip balm on 24/7 though.

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Lucas' Papaw Ointment, it's the best thing ever (I'm from Australia too). I know guys who use it, they don't own it but when I get it out they always want to use it haha. It's not too shiney :) And it's seriously the best stuff you can get.

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@Figjam: Thanks but I have already tried that though. Got recommended by couple of ladies friends so decided to give it a try but didn't work really well for me. Plus it was shiny as well.

@bek_cogent: Thanks, i'll try that :)

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oh god mine started on the first couple of days! im on 60mg though so that may be why :( im using nivea lip care though and its seems to be getting better, its shiny though :( but burts bees is very good and non shiny :) does anyone know if the lips get better throughout the course? or do they just stay dry?

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oh god mine started on the first couple of days! im on 60mg though so that may be why :( im using nivea lip care though and its seems to be getting better, its shiny though :( but burts bees is very good and non shiny :) does anyone know if the lips get better throughout the course? or do they just stay dry?

Mine stayed dry the whole way through, so I had to have my Aquaphor with me at all times (Aquaphor is kind of shiny, and I don't know whether it's readily available in Australia). But they went back to normal very quickly after I stopped.

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I agree. Aquaphor worked wonders for me. It is a bit shiny but not extremely. After wearing it 24/7 for a week, I could then get by with putting it on only before bed.

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