How to Treat Chapped Lips – Skin Revival Recommends

During cold weather moisture escapes quickly from the top layer of your skin.  This can lead to our lips becoming chapped and scaly and tight.  Healing chapped lips is a slow process, as our mouths are constantly moving.  Here are Skin Revivals top tips to heal chap lips.

Apply lip balm compulsively

Try getting yourself into the routine of applying lip balm after completing a task at work or at home.

Use a product that works well

When it comes to really getting into cracks, waxy products work less effectively than viscous products.  Look for a product with hydrating ingredients such as petroleum, shea butter, dimethicone or hyaluronic acid.

Brush, floss then apply lip balm

Oral products such as toothpaste and mouthwash affect the pH balance in your mouth.  This can also be a cause for chapping of the lips.  We recommend applying lip balm immediately after brushing your teeth or washing your face.

Remove flaky skin properly

It is important to be gentle with dry, damage lips.  We recommend removing dry, flaky skin by buffing with a damp washcloth or a baby toothbrush.  You can also apply eye cream around the  edges of the mouth – it’s more moisturising than lip balm.

Home-made solutions

For a home-made alternative to lip balm, Skin Revival recommends olive oil or coconut oil.  These can be just as effective as shop-bought products.

Prevention – watch what you eat.

Did you know that oranges and other citrus fruit can irritate the lips, especially in cold, dry weather?  Apply your lip balm immediately after eating citrus fruit and your lips won’t become as dry.

What’s your tip for treating dry lips?  Leave a comment below.

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