Shit that doesn’t make sense. This.
I don’t understand Vaseline and Carmex and stuff like that for your lips… I wear lipstick everyday which is supposedly bad for your lips, but mine are usually fine, very rarely dry or chapped or anything. But the last couple of days I’ve been using them whilst I’ve been at home and now my lips feel sensitive and sore and I don’t understand.
Vaseline is best used to protect. It doesn’t moisturize directly, but can create a barrier to keep in what moisture there is. To soften and moisturize you need natural plant oils that your lips can take in. In windy or salt water situations you can put a petrolatum product over something like that to “seal” it, but it’s not good on its own.