Every season has its ups and downs. As far as winter goes, the biggest ups include time off from school, hot chocolate and snow. The biggest downs include freezing rain, the flu, and chapped lips. If you’ve ever sat in bed picking at a piece of skin that was dangling from your upper lip, you know why chapped lips made the list.
There are a couple of reasons why lips become chapped. First, skin on your face is thinner than the skin on other parts of your body. As a result, your lips are likely to become dry when they are assaulted by cold air, dry air, sunlight, and the wind. Second, your lips have the unfortunate attribute of being near your tongue. No one would lick their forearm because it felt dry, but the tongue can have a mind of its own and might take a big swipe at your lips before you think about it. After you lick your lips, the saliva evaporates, making them drier than they were, to begin with.
In this video, you will see how to prevent your lips from becoming dry and also how to lighten them. Enjoy!
* This information is meant to supplement, not replace advice from your doctor or healthcare provider and is not meant to cover all possible uses, precautions, interactions or adverse effects. This information may not fit your specific health circumstances.