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Preventing Chapped Lips Is Easier Than You Think

With the seasons changing, chapped lips may become a problem for many. It can be a big thing that most people dread, chapped lips. Chapped lips can cause irritation and they can be painful. Chapped lips are a definite sign of the winter weather. Even though the rest of your body is bundled up, your lips are still exposed. Many people forget about this sensitive area on their body. So how can you make this winter different than all the painful past chapped lip winters? Let’s start with a little understanding of your lips:

The lips are a thinner area of skin than the skin on the rest of the body. You can lose up to 10 times more moisture through the lips than anywhere else on your body.

There are a lot of things that can irritate sensitive lips. Some things can cause or make chapped lips worse are:

  • licking lips

  • biting lips

  • not drinking enough water

  • scrubbing

  • using harsh cleansers

Chapped lips can be prevented. When dealing with chapped lips, follow these simple rules to preventing them from occurring again:

  • Use a gentle cleanser

  • Keep well hydrated

  • Use an ointment like Aquaphor to protect lips

  • Use a non-waxy lip balm

  • Wear a daily SPF lip balm

  • Apply lip ointment at night when sleeping

  • Eat a healthy diet high in omega 3 fatty acids and/ or take supplements

All these things can significantly help the look and feel of your lips, especially in the winter months. Looking forward to the changing seasons doesn’t have to be painful. Use our helpful chapped lip tips and you’ll be living in a winter wonderland before long!

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