Makeup Products and Tips

Home Lip Makeup

How to Treat Chapped Lips?

Chapped lips can have several causes, including dry weather, overexposure to the sun, lip biting and sucking, riboflavin (vitamin B-2) deficiencies and ill-fitting dentures.

Steps:

  • Apply lip balm or petroleum jelly. You can also try coating your lips with skin moisturizer, vitamin E oil or aloe vera gel. These greasy products help keep your lips properly moisturized.
  • Use lip balm that contains sunblock if you are going to be outside.
  • Avoid licking your lips, since the saliva will evaporate and leave them dry.
  • Drink plenty of water to prevent dehydration.
  • Consider moistening the air in your home with a humidifier.
  • Keep in mind that cracks at the corners of your mouth can indicate riboflavin deficiencies; you can treat this with vitamin B-2 supplements.
  • Have a dentist readjust ill-fitting dentures if you believe they might be the cause of your chapped lips.

Tips:

Before applying lipstick, dab on a very small amount of lip balm or petroleum jelly to give your lips a little moisture.

Warnings:

Severely cracked lips can become infected. Use over-the-counter antibiotic ointments to guard against this.

If symptoms persist or if you have specific medical conditions or concerns, we recommend you contact a physician. This information is not intended as a substitute for professional medical advice or treatment.

Comments Add yours?

Leave a comment

Give a title for your comment: (required)

Type your comment: (required)

Your Name: (required)

Your Email: (optional, your email address will be only used to notify your tip is approved or rejected.)

Where are you from: (optional)




More Tips

Using Lip Pencils
Fix Bleeding Lipstick
Choosing the Right Lipstick
Lipsticks Leftovers
Choose a Lipstick Color