My lips get dried, how to take care of my lips?
Hello, during winter my lips become dried. Sometimes it starts bleeding. At the same time it looks dull. How to take care of my lips? Is it due to the weather or I have some health issue? Please elaborate on this.
@miraj Lips don’t contain oil glands like other parts of the skin. This means lips are more susceptible to drying out and becoming chapped (cracked). Lack of moisture can make the problem worse, whether it’s weather-induced or related to a lack of self-care. Little humidity in the air during the winter months is known to cause chapped lips. Frequent sun exposure in the summer can also worsen your condition. Another common cause of chapped lips is habitual licking. Saliva from the tongue can further strip the lips of moisture, causing more dryness. Chapped lips can usually be treated at home. The first step is to make sure that your lips have enough moisture. This can be accomplished by:
applying lip balm throughout the day
drinking more water
using a humidifier at home
avoiding cold weather conditions or wrapping your mouth with a scarf
Sun exposure can also cause chapped lips, especially as you age. Apply a lip balm that contains a minimum SPF 15 before heading outdoors. The balm helps to moisturize the lips and the sunscreen minimizes further drying effects.