Almost everyone gets dry, chapped lips occasionally. Lips are sensitive to sunlight, and dry out easily in cold, windy weather and in heated rooms. Underlying illnesses such as anemia, deficiency of vitamin A, B and C, infections, certain drugs, dehydration, frequent use of soaps and other chemicals, smoking, elderly people who worn dentures or teeth missing are more prone to the problem.
Chapped Lip Symptoms
- Dry chapped lips.
- Cracks on lips.
Home Remedies for Chapped Lips
- Petroleum jelly: Apply petroleum jelly, such as Vaseline.
- Honey and milk cream: Mix honey with milk cream and apply.
- Aloe vera: Put some aloe vera gel on your lips.
- Neem: Apply neem leaf extract on your lips.
- Cucumber: Rub cucumber slice on your lips.
Do’s for Chapped Lips
- Drink plenty of water.
- Eat leafy green vegetable, carrot, tomatoes and fresh fruit.
- Reapply lip balm or salve frequently, especially in cold, windy weather and at high altitudes.
Don’ts for Chapped Lips
- Try to stop licking your lips.
- Avoid acidic or spicy foods or drinks.
- Avoid cosmetics, if you suspect that your lip symptoms are an allergic to cosmetics.
- Regularly get cracked mouth corners.
- Condition is getting worse or is not getting better after about 10 days.
- See dentist if you have teeth problems such as unfit dentures.