How to Moisturize Your Chapped Lips

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Peeling, cracked lips are unsightly at best, and quite painful at worst. A pitiful pout can arise for many reasons---be it inclement weather or cosmetic irritants. Dry lips are easily provoked. Luckily, it is not a discomfort you must endure. Try these moisturizing agents and see your lips become seamlessly smooth.

Things You'll Need

  • Water
  • Humidifier
  • Sugar scrub
  • Lip balm with an SPF
  • Antibiotic ointment
  • Multivitamin

Instructions

  1. Stay hydrated. Drink eight 8-ounce glasses of water a day to keep your lips supple and soft. Beat winter dryness by using a humidifier at home and work.

  2. Shed some skin. Use a gentle exfoliant to slough off flaky layers and expose the healthy lip beneath. A sugar scrub or soft tooth brush will do the trick.

  3. Coat and protect. Use a lip balm with beeswax or petroleum and sunscreen protection. This will help to fend off the wintry mix and harmful UV rays.

  4. Get your beauty sleep. Apply an antibiotic ointment to severely damaged lips during the night to prevent infection.

  5. Nix the lick. Lip-licking does not hydrate your pucker. Saliva evaporates rapidly, leaving your lips high and dry.

  6. Take a daily multivitamin. A lack of balanced nutrition and vitamin B will show on your face.

Tips & Warnings

  • If your lips are still chapped after following these steps, try switching your toothpaste or lip product. Drying irritants in some cosmetics may be the cause of your lip condition.

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