- 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
- A humidifier