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Chapped lips: All You Need to Know about Prevention, Causes, and Treatment

The skin on our lips is thin, and it doesn’t contain oil glands. Hence dryness is always around the corner. Chapped lips are not only caused by the lack of oil production but  can be due to certain types of food, sunburn, medications, extreme weather, excessive licking, wrong product choice, and even lack of moisture

Not only is it limited to dryness, but in certain cases can be accompanied by pain, cracks, swelling, and even bleeding when the condition is not controlled on time. 

What are the complications of having chapped lips?

There is a condition called “Cheilitis” that will affect the corner of the lips producing white plaques, ulcers, and even bleeding that can have more serious consequences if not treated by a professional. 

Chapped lips prevention:

  • Take multivitamins.
  • Apply lip balm containing SPF.
  • Don’t forget to exfoliate your lips.
  • Apply lip balm before sleeping.
  • Keep yourself hydrated.
  • Keep a humidifier closer. 
  • Avoid licking your lips.
  • Avoid plumping lipsticks.
  • Avoid products with strong perfume.
  • Be careful when choosing long-lasting lipstick.
  • Don’t peel your lips with your hands.
  • Use a clean towel to remove your lipstick.
  • Avoid using products with menthol.
  • Consult with a Doctor if you are noticing changes in your lips.

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Dr. AngelicaAbout the Author: Dr. Angelica Parra is a Licensed Medical Doctor from Venezuela and is currently taking a Master’s degree in Dermatology.  She specialized in Aesthetic Medicine and completed Advanced Training in Non-surgical Facial Rejuvenation in Miami, Florida. She has specialized in applying Botox, dermal fillers, skin tightening treatments, and since then, she has worked on cruise ships as an Aesthetic Doctor.

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