Dry lips

Dry lips not only spoil the appearance, but also cause a lot of inconvenience – they often crack and peel off. Therefore, dry lips must be dealt with from the earliest stage.

This problem can occur at any time of the year in both adults and children. Before proceeding to eliminate it, it is necessary, first of all, to determine why the lips dry, and then try to eliminate the cause of this trouble.

Dermatologists have formulated the main reasons why lips dry:

  • sharp temperature changes. The skin of the lips is very thin and sensitive. There are practically no sebaceous glands in this area of ​​the face, so any external influences immediately affect the condition of the lips;
  • allergic reaction. Often, the cause of dry lips is the wrong toothpaste. The substances contained in the dentifrice are active and potent. Many people have an individual intolerance to some components of toothpaste. It is for this reason that the lips of a child most often dry;
  • lipstick. Some dyes found in lip color make-up can dry out the lips. To hide this flaw from others, a woman more and more often applies lipstick on her lips, which only aggravates the situation. Many of the fair sex have very dry lips precisely because of the frequent use of lipstick;
  • sunscreen. Many sunscreens contain the active ingredient oxybenzone. This substance can dry out lips in a short time.

What to do when lips dry?

Lips get dry gradually. Our body signals in every possible way that it is losing moisture. If you recognize these signals as early as possible, you can quickly get rid of the problem. Before the lips become very dry, the following symptoms are observed: white saliva, reddening of the corners of the lips, difficulty swallowing. At the same time, the lips themselves may not change outwardly. If the above symptoms appear, urgent action must be taken.

  1. First you need to eliminate the cause of dry lips. To do this, limit or completely stop the use of lipsticks and balms, change toothpaste.
  2. Use natural lip moisturizers. These remedies include: cocoa butter, petroleum jelly, honey.
  3. Lips are strictly not recommended to lick. This can only exacerbate the problem and cause the appearance of wounds and cracks. It is very important to explain this to the child, because dry lips in a child cause a constant desire to lick them.
  4. Nutrition needs to be fixed. The condition of our entire body directly depends on the daily diet. Many problems can be avoided by eliminating harmful foods and adding fresh vegetables, fruits and herbs. Dermatologists say that often the cause of dry lips is hidden in malnutrition.

How to treat dry lips?

How to treat dry lips

Of course, every person, first of all, wants to get rid of the unpleasant sensations associated with dry skin of the lips. In order to moisturize the lips and make them softer, you can use special masks. The best remedies when the skin of the lips or their corners dry are sour cream and honey. From these products, you can easily prepare a natural mask that will quickly relieve all symptoms:

  • sour cream mask One teaspoon of sour cream should be mixed with a teaspoon of lemon juice and add a little vegetable oil. Mix all the ingredients well and apply on the lips and skin around the lips for 20-30 minutes. After that, rinse with warm water. This mask should be applied regularly as a preventive measure for people who have constantly dry lips.
  • honey mask. A small amount of honey should be applied to the lips and rubbed with light massaging movements. This mask can be used as much as you want. Especially if it is the corners of the lips that often dry out.