Chapped lips can get a bit uncomfortable especially when the skin is already sticking out and all you want to do is peel it off. But as we all know, pulling it will just worsen the situation.
So what can we do?
1.The most basic of all: drink a lot of water
If your body is dehydrated, it will reflect in the moisture of your skin. If there isn’t enough water in your system, less water will reach your skin making it look dry. So drink at least 8 glasses of water a day to make sure that there’s enough hydration. Maybe you could trim down on your coffee so that you don’t excrete a lot of water.
2.Try not to lick your lips very often
Since our saliva is wet, we would initially think that it can hydrate our lips and lessen their “chappiness”. But actually, saliva contains enzymes that help in breaking down our food. So wetting them with our saliva too frequently can lead to dry chapped lips.
3.Go for moisturizing lip balms
There’s no other way but to bombard your lips with moisturizers that can attract and lock in water. So instead of going for lip balms with menthol, cinnamon, or mint, better go for petroleum jelly, beeswax, or shea butter.
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About the Author: Dr. Elli Reyes is a specialist of Aesthetic Medicine from the Philippines. With over four years of specialized training, her aesthetic practice has involved a variety of skin treatments involving Botox, fillers, and the like. As a licensed physician, she has been engaged by multiple clinics and is regularly interviewed by the local media as an expert in the science of the skin. Her research and writings to date have centered on nutrition, functional health, and general beauty.