Dry, chapped lips are a frustrating winter skin condition that we have all experienced. Chapped lips may be caused simply by exposure to the cold, windy winter weather; though your lips can also become chapped from licking them or using irritating cosmetic products.
So how can you avoid this winter headache? Saliva evaporates quickly, so licking your lips can leave them drier than they were initially. Avoid flavored lip balms, which may tempt you to lick your lips more often. Use a lip balm that contains petroleum or beeswax, and one with sun protection if you will be outside. Drink plenty of water, and consider keeping a humidifier in your home.