Tips on how to prevent and cure chapped lips

how to sure chapped lips

What causes chapped lips?

Our lips have no oil glands and exposure to the elements at all times inevitably leads to dry peeling skin and chapped rough lips. Here are a few do’s and don’ts to keep your lips in tip top condition.

Do use a lip balm and listen to your lips. Check the ingredients carefully as some elements such as camphor, eucalyptus phenol menthol, salicylic acid, alcohol etc, can worsen dry and irritated lips. Only switch to a petroleum based product if you are allergic to plant based oils and extracts like beeswax, shea butter, castor, soya bean oil, etc. 

best lip balm for chapped lipsWhat is the best lip balm for chapped lips?

Wherever possible a sensible option is to select one based on natural oils and extracts that will not only soothe dry chapped lips quickly, but also leave them soft and smooth. We have no reservation in recommending our natural lip balm with organic extra virgin olive oil.
Do apply as needed, and remember that with a really good lip balm, you wont find yourself needing to constantly reapply.
Do drink plenty of water. Dehydration of the body is one of the causes of chapped lips. We all know that drinking plenty of water is good for us and we should always ensure our intake is adequate.
Don’t exfoliate your lips ever, instead apply lip balm or suitable ointment.
Do not bite or peel flaky skin on your lips as this will only cause more irritation and slow down the healing process.
The use of lip balm is not just restricted to use by the fairer sex. Even men benefit from using it and should not be afraid to try it.

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