Lip Balm < Chapstick

There can be no surer sign that winter has arrived than having chapped lips. My lips could be used as sandpaper, if the need arises!

So, to combat this, what product shall I choose? I know it’s an Americanism, but I’d prefer to use ‘chapstick’ rather than lip balm. Despite them being the same product, there’s something comforting to me about the word ‘chapstick’. Maybe it’s because it’s CHAPstick that makes it sound more tough and manly.

Having said that, I don’t have any lip balm or chapstick. I should probably buy some before my lips crumble off my face!

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