Internal and external causes: Environmental conditions (wind, cold, air from heaters, pollution, sun, etc.), smoking, moistening the lips with your mouth, breathing through your mouth, taking certain medications, aging, allergies, regular exposure to chlorine in the swimming pool, eating a diet that is too acidic or too spicy.
Preventative steps to take: Protect your lips from the sun with a lip balm that contains sun protection; exfoliate your lips once a week with a gentle exfoliant; limit exposure to the sun; stop wetting your lips with spit; prefer tinted balms/oil with a moisturizing formula to lipsticks/glosses with drying effects; apply a moisturizing lip balm treatment every day (at least 3 times a day) no matter what the season; drink 1.5 liters of water a day.
How to reduce or eliminate: Apply a nourishing and repairing balm (shea butter, argan oil, sweet almond oil, etc.) generously to your lips (in a thick layer like a moisturizing mask).
Definition: Lips with small, more or less deep cracks, accompanied by dead skin. This phenomenon is explained by the fact that the lips are less well equipped to defend themselves against external aggressions. They lack sebaceous glands, sweat glands, melanin pigments, and a hydrolipidic film. Their skin is very thin and permeable. This is why the skin of the lips is particularly fragile, damages and dehydrates easily.
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