While the dry air of winter is usually to blame for chapped lips, there are a number of contributors (such as excess licking habits or sun exposure) to a parched pout.
Our lips generally have a thin, oily film on the surface that provides natural protection against moisture loss. When factors strip that level of protection, lips lose moisture and become chapped. Thankfully, there are many steps you can take to prevent and heal dry, chapped lips.
While chapped lips are certainly uncomfortable, they can almost always be prevented and can easily be healed. So, be sure to care for your lips just as you would the rest of your skin and you’ll have one less skin woe to worry about!
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