Much like dry skin rashes, chapped lips are a common skin concern during the winter and fall.
If you struggle with chapped lips, you know that the dryness and cracking can be painful, and layering on lip balm isn’t always the only answer.
Here are some steps you can take to reduce dryness and keep your lips smooth this season.
1. Choose the right lip balm
Your favorite lip balm may be one of the culprits behind your chapped lips. Many lip balms contain irritating ingredients, which doesn’t do your lips any good and in some cases can make your chapped lips worse. Avoid ingredients like fragrance, flavoring, menthol, and eucalyptus. Typically, ingredients like shea butter, petroleum jelly, mineral oils, and ceramides are better options. Your dermatologist can tell you which lip balm products are best for soothing your lips.