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To treat chapped and dry lips it is important to use hydrating lipsticks and drink plenty of water during the day, as this is possible to promote hydration, nutrition and regeneration of the skin of the lips.
Furthermore, it is recommended to take some care on a daily basis to prevent the lips from cracking again, such as avoiding running the tongue on the lips and applying a moisturizing lipstick before applying the lipstick or gloss.
Dried lips can happen due to several situations, mainly dehydration, frequent exposure to the sun, very cold weather, nutritional deficiencies or as a result of breathing through the mouth or as a consequence of some treatments. Learn more about the main causes of dry lips.
Some tips to treat dry and chapped lips are:
1. Using moisturizing lipsticks
Lipsticks rich in mineral oils and vitamins help to repair, nourish and hydrate dry and chapped lips and can be used every day. Moisturizing lipsticks can contain almond oil, coconut oil, shea butter or vitamin E, for example, but it is also important to make use of moisturizing lipsticks with a sun protection factor (SPF), as it helps to protect against the action of the sun's rays, which could also make the lips more chapped and dry.
It is also possible to make a homemade lip balm at home with protective, repairing and nourishing properties for the lips, using bee honey and tea tree essence, which can be applied to the lips several times a day.
2. Apply bepantol on the lips
Bepantol is an ointment rich in vitamin E, in addition to containing SPF 30 in its composition, being able to promote deep, intense and prolonged hydration, being a great option to treat chapped and dry lips. Bepantol for lips promotes cell renewal and is therefore able to nourish, hydrate and regenerate the lips.
Bepantol can be applied several times a day, whenever necessary, and it is important to apply it every 2 hours when exposed to the sun more frequently. See more details on how to use bepantol.
3. Drinking water during the day
Drinking water during the day is important not only to regulate body temperature, improve blood circulation and facilitate digestion, but also to promote hydration of the skin and lips.
Therefore, it is important to drink at least 2.5 liters of water a day, and it is also possible to obtain the recommended daily amount of water through foods, such as watermelon, cucumber, pineapple and apple, for example, which It can also help fight chapped lips.However, if there is pain due to cracked lips, it is important to avoid consuming foods that are too citrusy.
Check out the following video for some water-rich foods that can help treat dry and chapped lips:
How to avoid getting dry lips
It is also important to have some care in everyday life to prevent lips from becoming irritated, red or cracked, such as:
- Do not run your tongue over your lips to wet or lessen the sensation of cold, as the s alts and pH of the saliva worsen or cause dryness;
- Avoid removing dry skin from the lips, as it can interfere with the tissue renewal process, which can make the lip even more dry and cracked;
- Always apply a moisturizing lipstick before applying lipstick or gloss;
- Avoid using lipsticks with a 24-hour fixation, as the compounds used to fix the color leave the lips dry and dry.
These are some precautions that help prevent dry and dry lips, but if sores or blisters appear that do not heal, you should consult the dermatologist as soon as possible, as it is a disease, such as cold sores, for example. example, and in these cases it may be necessary to use ointments with antiviral or antifungal properties.