How To Care For Dry and Cracked Lips
Chapped lips can be annoying, painful, and even unattractive but many of us deal with them throughout the year. Whether it’s the weather or allergens, these are the actions you can take to prevent and care for your dry, cracked lips.
Don’t lick your lips!
This is one of the worst things you could do to dry and cracked lips. Since saliva evaporates quickly, your lips lose its natural oils and become drier than before. Use your lip balm instead.
Be sure to drink plenty of water to avoid dehydration, which can lead to dry lips. Excess caffeine could also cause dehydration.
Protect your mouth in low temperatures
The cold, dry winter air or even long hours spent in air-conditioned rooms can remove the moisture from your lips and make your smile disappear. Cover your mouth with a scarf or surgical mask to prevent cracked lips.
Protect your mouth indoors:
Use a humidifier at home or at work. This device provides the moisture needed for your chapped lips
Exfoliate your lips gently
Dry and cracked lips often leave a layer of flaky dead skin. An easy way to scrub off your dead skin is to use your toothbrush. After you brush your teeth, get rid of unwanted dry skin by brushing your lips gently with your toothbrush. Moisturize your new, soft lips immediately with a good lip balm.
Follow up with a lip balm
Our lip balm has superior penetrating abilities to deliver moisture and nutrients deep below the skin’s surface to care for your dry, cracked lips. Ingredients like beeswax which locks moisture in and shea butter are all found in Emu Oil Lip Balm.