For many of us, having dry lips means reaching for the nearest lip balm. The soothing moisture it brings just hits the spot, especially during cold nights and winter months. But why then, do you sometimes find yourself needing the product more as you use it more?
Unfortunately lip balm can have the opposite of the intended effect at times. Here, a dermatologist shares all you need to know about what to do (and what not to do) when it comes to lip balm, and why it sometimes makes sense to look into home remedies for chapped lips. If you’re curious about how to cure chapped lips fast, read on.
When is it helpful (and unhelpful) to apply lip balm?
First, the burning question: Why are lips so prone to getting chapped? “The skin on your lips is thin, has more direct exposure to outside elements than other skin, and is particularly sensitive to moisture loss,” explains Morgana Colombo, MD, FAAD, a board-certified dermatologist and advisor for HYAESTIC. Are there’s multitude of things