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How to treat and prevent chapped lips

by Jina McHugo on Apr 05, 2022

How to treat and prevent chapped lips

Most people experience chapped lips from time to time. It is a common condition  that occurs because lips don't contain oil glands like other parts of the skin. This means lips are more susceptible to becoming dry and chapped. The causes can vary and can be the results of cold or dry weather, sun exposure, dehydration or simply frequently licking your lips. These causes increase lip dryness.

The good news is you can generally treat dry lips with simple at-home treatments and preventive measures:

  1. Choosing the right lip-balm:

Use a lip-balm containing shea butter or beeswax. Shea butter is an incredible emollient with the ability to form a barrier on the lips and help retain moisture in the skin.

Use a high-quality moisturizing lip-balm for example La Roche-Posay Nutritic Lips 4.7ml, Uriage Moisturizing Lipstick 4g Dermophil lndien Daily Protection Lips 4g.

For dry and cracked lips look for sticks and balms that can help to repair and heal, such as these healing lip cares from La Roche-Posay : Cicaplast Lips Barrier Repairing Balm 7,5ml SVR Topialyse Lips 4g

For very dry lips look for richer textures of lip balm.

If you're exposed to the sun, be sure to pick a lip balm that contains an SPF such as soleil noir spf30 lipstick 4g

  1. Additional measures you can take to prevent chapped lips:

Apply your lip balm frequently, at least every two hours or sooner.

  • Apply lip balm before they dry out as a preventive
  • Avoid licking your lips

Don't wear lipstick that is too dry Stay hydrated, drink plenty of water

Moisten the air with a humidifier for your home Breathe through your nose

Don't forget to apply lip balm before you sleep to avoid overnight dehydration.

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