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Whitish accumulation after using lipstick or lip gloss

For quite awhile now, I can’t use lipstick and lip gloss for too long without having a line of white film from the lipstick or lip gloss accumulate on my lips. It is not dry or flaky but just a disgusting looking whitish accumulation that appear on the inside of my lips, the part where my lips are pressed together. This always happen when I’m speaking for awhile in an air conditioned room and it’s darn embarrassing because it’s so unsightly. I always have to rush to the toilet to scratch it off with water and my fingernails!
Asked On : Thu, 14 Jun 2012
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Dermatologist 's  Response
Jul 2012
Heya kimi. I empathise with your problem. It is not an uncommon one. You have what is called 'angular cheilitis' & it can have many causative factors but in your case, an 'allergy' to components of your lip gloss may be the likely implicated factor. You may want to consider a vitamin B (riboflavin) deficiency & may add a vitamin B supplement to your diet. I know this will sound difficult, but please avoid all lip products at least for the next 2 weeks. Drink lots of water/fluids & hydrate yourself. A neutral lip balm/moisturizer frequently used each 2 hrs or so, will be beneficial. After two weeks, you may wish to employ hypoallergenic lip products of quality available on the market. Trust this information useful to you. Regds & hope the problem resolves soon. Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD Dermatologist, Cosmetologist & venereologist, Bangalore, India
Answered: Fri, 27 Jul 2012
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