The lips split by external agents represent one of the most common problems of the face in general. The functionality of the lips causes them to be exposed to different substances that damage them. Fortunately, there are natural solutions to counteract this wear on the skin of the lips , if the following tips are followed, the effect can be reversed or even prevented from starting the process.

Ways to relieve chapped lips

These tips can help you deal with chapped lips and chapped lips, and are recommended to prevent dry skin and split lips.

Cover lips with lip balms

It is one of the most common solutions but at the same time one of the most effective. The chapped lips are usually caused by the cold since the outer skin wrinkles and loses elasticity, with a homemade lip balm for lips will be enough to prevent the lips from being cut and our mouth from being split.

Various home remedies

There are several natural remedies for cut lips , the most recommended option would be the inclusion of papaya in the diet . To achieve a fine paste of this fruit, it is enough to grind the pulp and apply it in the morning on the lips. After applying it, it only remains to wait about 15 or 20 minutes and then remove the excess that has remained.

Avoid spicy foods

The skin of red and green spicy foods contains antioxidants, for moderate consumption it is recommended as it helps purify the body. However, this process does not happen the same with the lips, due to its PH the lips can suffer to the point of being cut. If it is consumed spicy, you should try to wash your lips to avoid excesses on their surface.

Do not moisten your lips with your tongue

When the lips are dry and cracked, the incentive to wet them with the tongue is normal, it is a natural but misused reflex. To take care of the lips they produce a thin layer of fat, this layer is eliminated by saliva since it contains enzymes that degrade it. For this reason it is important to avoid this reflex of passing the tongue over the lips in order not to worsen the cracks on them.

Don’t tear off dead skin

It is unsightly to see dead skin on the lips, its white color gives it away, but it is even more important to avoid tearing it off. The fingers contain bacteria that are not removed unless they are washed, which is why many times the removal process without cleaning the hands is risky. The best time to get rid of this problem is during the shower.

Breathe through the mouth

Preventing chapped lips with these natural solutions does not seem complicated, but in this case it is. And it is that it is another natural reflex that is difficult to control. When the person breathes through the mouth instead of the nose, the lips act as the first barrier heating, filtering and removing impurities from the outside, this work –being constant- causes dryness and chapped lips.

Drink water during the day

The hydrated body is reflected in the face and the lips are no exception. In addition to purifying the system in general, drinking at least 8 glasses of water a day keeps the cells and tissues of the lips hydrated . When it’s too hot and you don’t drink water, your lips are the first to feel it.

Do not bite the lips

That biting the lips is erotic, it is true, that biting the lips gives certain signals to the opposite sex, it is also, but perhaps the most obvious truth is that if a person constantly bites their lips they could damage them to the point of cutting them. Avoiding this practice to care for your lips is a good reason.

Use the correct lipstick

In the case of women, and due to the large number of lip products that exist on the market, it is essential that you choose well. Most lipsticks that are not compatible with the skin cause allergies, the itching causes the person to rub the lips and dry them.

In addition to hydrating, if the person constantly suffers from chapped lips it is perhaps an indicator of poor eating habits. Smoking, drinking too many sodas, among other similar things, may be the reason why the problem persists. Generally, these tips should be enough to keep the lips healthy .

By Dr. Eric Jackson

Dr. Eric Jackson provides primary Internal Medicine care for men and women and treats patients with bone and mineral diseases, diabetes, heart conditions, and other chronic illnesses.He is a Washington University Bone Health Program physician and is a certified Bone Densitometrist. Dr. Avery is consistently recognized in "The Best Doctors in America" list.

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