Most girls are familiar with the problem of chapped lips. Some of us have chapped lips all the time, and there are those who are practically unfamiliar with such a feeling (although, to tell the truth, there are only a few of them). So, the reason lies not only in external factors, as it may seem at first glance. Although they, nevertheless, are the main causal factor in the occurrence of weathering.
Why are lips chapped?
The most common reason is wind. Especially if it is combined with the summer heat, then two negative factors act on the lips at once – both the wind and the sun’s rays. The very process of chapping of the lips implies the loss of moisture by them (lips). In winter, as a rule, chapped lips are much less common than in summer or spring.
The next reason can be considered temporary dehydration. For example, if you have not been drinking for a long time, then your lips are the first indicator that will remind you of this. Your lips and mouth will feel dry and you will lick your lips more often to keep them moist.
And in itself, licking the lips (as a bad habit) quite often leads to drying out and chapping of the skin of the lips. Therefore, try to get rid of it, and when you feel dryness on your lips, do not rush to lick them, this will not moisturize your lips, but will only aggravate the situation. It’s best to always have a bottle of water and lip balm handy.
Another common cause of chapped lips is the wrong toothpaste for you. The most harmful in this regard are toothpastes with a high content of fluoride. This weathering is manifested not only on the lips, but also on the skin around the lips. In this case, you need to change your toothpaste.
Lack of vitamins in the body (namely vitamin A and E). At the same time, dry lips will appear almost constantly, regardless of the time of year, the amount of liquid you drink, etc.
Another reason why lips become weathered can be allergic reactions of your body to an external irritant. In this case, you will not be able to solve this problem without the help of a doctor.
What should I do if my lips are chapped?
The way to eliminate this trouble directly depends on the cause of its occurrence. It is logical that if the lips are very weathered due to the hot wind, or exposure to sunlight, then the weathering should be eliminated with the help of external intervention. The easiest way is to apply a moisturizing balm to your lips. You can use ready-made lip balms, or you can make it yourself.
If you think that the cause of chapping is lack of fluid in the body, then you need to urgently fill this deficiency. But at the same time, it would be nice to additionally moisturize the skin of the lips with a balm. Since it takes time for the lips to take moisture from the body, and prolonged drying of the lips can lead to the appearance of cracks that will heal for a long time.
If your body lacks vitamins A and E, then you can go two ways. The first is to take these vitamins in the form of pills. The second is to use cosmetics enriched with these vitamins. Which way is better for you – decide for yourself, they are both good enough.
Many mothers are wondering, but what to do if the child’s lips are weathered? There are lip balms that are made for children. But if you doubt their quality, or cannot find them for sale, you can use folk remedies. The most popular remedy for chapping lips is butter. They need to smear their lips like a balm, and let the oil soak in. Fresh cucumber juice also helps.