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How to Prevent Chapped Lips

Are you constantly battling chapped lips? The right prevention methods can restore lip moisture in no time.


  • Step 1: Don't lick your lips Licking chapped lips may make them feel better for a moment, but it can cause and worsen chapped lips because enzymes in saliva that are meant to aid digestion irritate and dehydrate skin and lips.
  • Step 2: Drink water Staying hydrated helps keep the lips moist, especially when the weather is dry. Be sure to drink plenty of water.
  • Step 3: Take vitamins Try vitamins. Certain vitamin deficiencies, such as a vitamin B deficiency, can cause scaling of the lips.
  • Step 4: Use ointments at night Apply an ointment, such as lanolin, to your lips before you go to bed each night. This will give your lips a chance to heal while you sleep.
  • TIP: Avoid using flavored lip balm, which can cause excessive lip licking, a habit that leads to chapped lips.
  • Step 5: Lipstick If you like to wear lipstick, look for SPF products that have moisturizing ingredients, which will help prevent chapping.
  • TIP: Creamy lipsticks are the best for already chapped lips because they help to seal in the moisture and keep them smooth.
  • Step 6: Use a humidifier The use of a humidifier in the home can help increase moisture in the air, which can be good for the lips.
  • FACT: Many red lipsticks gets their color from carmine, which is made by boiling dried insects and extracting their carminic acid.

You Will Need

  • Water
  • Vitamins
  • Ointment
  • Lipstick
  • A humidifier

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