Chapped Lip Treatment

Causes, Prevention, Cure - Our Tip!

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Chapped lips are dry, cracked, sore and peeling lips, a common condition that only occurs for most people. Some people may develop a more serve form of chapped lips called cheilitis, which can be caused by an infection that characterized by cracked skin at the corners of the lips.

The skin that protects our lip is much thinner than anywhere else of our body and our lip do not contain oil glands like other parts of the skin, therefore our lip is more susceptible to drying out and becoming chapped or cracked. Besides, weather and lack of self-care can often contribute factor to chapped lips.

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1. Exfoliate the lip

For people with dry and cracked lip, they can be rough and start to peel, but peeling off skin with the wrong way can lead to bleeding and pain. Therefore, be careful and gently to your lip, we recommend to apply a gentle exfoliator on your lip to exfoliate all dry skin on lip. Then follow with a good moisturizer to keep your lips from drying out further.

2. Avoid lip licking!

When a person's lips are dry, they instinctually lick them to add moisture but this habit can make matters worse! To prevent chapped lip further, the first step is makes sure do not lick your lip because saliva evaporated quickly which will only dries them out more.

3. Use a good lip blam

We will recommend you to apply lip balm that has sunscreen in it through the day to prevent your lips getting burned and dryness that can occur afterward. Avoid scented and flavoured lip balm products, as these ingredients can also dry out the lips. For example, many lip balms contain menthol, camphor, phenol or another mint flavouring. This can provide a cooling sensation, but mint is very drying and can leave the lips more chapped than before.

4. STAY HYDRATED!

Dehydration is a major culprit when it comes to chapped lips.Therefore, the most important step is to stay well hydrated by drinking a lot of water to avoid dehydration, use a humidifier at home if possible and eating fresh fruit and veggies do help to prevent chapped lip too.

Published on 19 Nov 2019