Health Suggestion: Caring for Chapped Lips

(HealthDay News) — Cold winter season temperatures and bitter winds can leave your lips dry, chapped and sore.

The Cleveland Clinic lists these recommendations to assist prevent and soothe chapped lips:

  • Moisturize lips each and every working day with a balm or lip moisturizer that is made up of components like cocoa butter, vitamins A and E, beeswax, petrolatum or dimethicone.
  • Re-implement one more layer of lip defense just before heading out into severe weather problems or in dry indoor air.
  • Safeguard lips from sunburn with a balm that has an SPF of fifteen or larger apply a balm under lipstick if you dress in it.
  • Select a balm that involves an alpha-hydroxy acid to soothe and exfoliate lips that are previously chapped you can also exfoliate them by coating with lip balm, gently brushing lips with a toothbrush to remove flakes, and then wiping clear and making use of a lot more lip balm.
  • Try not to lick your lips, simply because it really dries them out.

– Diana Kohnle

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