Causes of Dry Lips
Dry lips, also known as chapped or cracked lips, can be caused by a variety of factors. Some of the most common causes include:
Weather: Cold, dry weather can cause the moisture in your lips to evaporate, leaving them dry and chapped. Wind can also cause dry lips by blowing away the protective oils that keep your lips moisturized.
Dehydration: Not drinking enough water can cause dryness in all parts of your body, including your lips.
Sun exposure: UV rays can dry out your lips, leaving them cracked and chapped. Use of lip balm with SPF can protect against this.
Lip-licking: Licking your lips can seem like a quick fix for dryness, but it actually makes the problem worse. Saliva evaporates quickly, leaving your lips even drier than before.
Allergies or Irritants: Some people may have an allergic or sensitivity reaction to certain products, like cosmetics or flavored lip balms, which can cause dryness or chapping.
Medications: Some medications, such as antihistamines or acne medications, can cause dryness as a side effect.
Nutritional deficiencies : Lack of proper nutrients such as Vitamin B,Iron and zinc can also contribute to dry lips.
Proper lip care can help prevent dryness and chapping, including drinking enough water, using lip balm with SPF, avoiding licking your lips, and using a humidifier in dry weather. If dryness persists or causes painful cracking, it's best to seek the advice of a healthcare professional to rule out underlying causes
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