Lip buildup from talking
January 22, 2014 11:45 AM Subscribe
I teach a short lecture class, and by the end, there are gross white (spit? dead skin?) lines on my lips from talking that won't come off unless I scrape at them with a fingernail. I want this to not happen.
posted by deus ex machina to Health & Fitness (13 answers total)
My mouth usually gets fairly dry when I talk. I drink water throughout the day, including during class, and usually put on lip gloss or Aquaphor before class, but nothing seems to make a difference. As a preventative, I gently exfoliate and put coconut oil and vaseline on my lips right after showering, which has reduced the dead skin on my lips, but hasn't addressed this particular issue. Students come up to talk to me one-on-one after class and I feel self-conscious about this, and I don't want it to happen when I do job interviews soon. this previous question
but it did not have solutions. What can I do to prevent this?