Dry Chapped Lips Causes And Remedies

Dry Chapped Lips

Did you know that cheilitis is a scientific name for dry chapped lips? It’s fair to say that dry chapped lips affect almost everyone at some point of their lives. Some people experience this skin condition from time to time, while others may have a more serious case of dry cracked skin on lips that may even bleed occasionally.

For most people dry chapped lips are a result of conscious or subconscious lip licking that can lead to delicate skin on the lips to dry out similarly to dry hands caused by over washing. If you are an outdoor enthusiast, you can develop dry chapped lips due to your frequent exposure to various weather elements like direct sun, harsh winds and drastic temperatures in winter or in the summer. Protecting your lips with a natural high emollient lip balm with an additional SPF 30 or higher is a great way to treat and prevent severely chapped lips.

Some women notice that they might develop dry chapped lips if they switch to a certain lipstick or a lip gloss. In this case dry chapped lips could simply be a skin reaction to certain ingredients found in these lip products. Choosing only natural cosmetics without harsh pigments and preservatives will help prevent this problem from occurring again.

Some individuals might be sensitive to a myriad of products like toothpastes, mouth washes, cinnamon candy, certain medications and many others. Not only these products can lead to dry lips but also mouth sores and mouth yeast infections in some predisposed individuals.

Diabetic patients and individuals with systemic autoimmune disorders may develop especially dry chapped lips that may crack and become painful. Talking to your doctor will help you learn how to manage this problem.

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