Protect your Lips
Lips are the most soft and pliable structures, of our body and makes the outer covering of our mouth. Skin over the lips is very thin, and has only few oil glands. It contains just 3 translucent layers, and is affected by dry and winter climate.
Chapped LipsChapped Lips is a condition, wherein the lips become dry and cracked. This occurs due to loss of oil and moisture from the skin surface. This may also occur due to cold and dry weather and sometimes because of exposure to harsh sun rays. This condition is not only uncomfortable but also unsightly. It may become worse, if not taken care of, and may even result in bleeding lips!
Other Causes for Chapped Lips
• Periodontal Disease or Abscess is found to be a cause for chapped lips in many. Studies show that, deep cleansing of mouth, done under the guidance of a dentist, may help resolve the problem.
• Some people are found to be allergic to certain lipsticks, which contain ingredient propyl gallate, and have a tendency to develop chapped lips with its contact.
• Blood pressure medication propanolol, may also cause chapped lips.
• Some mouthwashes and toothpastes contain allergic dyes, which causes chapped lips.
• Sleep Apnea, which causes breathing difficulty at night, may result in chapped lips.
• Yeast infection, results in scaling and cracking at the corners of the mouth, and is very common in diabetics.
• Folic acid Deficiency
• Excess of Vitamin A consumption.
• Metal Allergy, specifically to nickel, causes chapped lips.
Prevention and Treatment for Chapped Lips
• Increase a lot of fruits an