Peeling and chapped lips are almost always associated with winter. Experiencing chapped lips in cold weather is normal and happens to almost everyone. However, with winter long gone, if your lips are still peeling then there might be other reasons that you shouldn’t be ignoring. I
t is essential to find out the real cause behind peeling lips because who doesn’t want smooth, soft and kissable lips, right? So, here are a few reasons that could be causing your lips to peel. Check ‘em out…
Dry skin, mouth, lips and eyes are all signs of dehydration. When you don’t consume enough water, your body gets dehydrated resulting in skin that looks dull and tired. Therefore, it is recommended to have at least 8-10 glasses of water each day. You can also consume foods with high water content such as cucumber and watermelon.
Are all exposed parts of your body well protected by an adequate SPF value? And does this include your lips? While applying sunscreen in the morning, do not ignore your lips - it has the most delicate skin and is easily susceptible to damage. The damaging UV rays can make your lips peel. You can wear a lip balm infused with SPF such as the Lakme Lip Love Chapstick. With an SPF value of 15, this chapstick will keep your lips protected and moisturised all day long.
Your peeling lips could also be a result of an allergic reaction. There are many reasons for an allergic reaction such as using someone else’s lip products or even eating certain foods. But the most common reason for a lip reaction is lip plumpers. It contains cinnamon or cayenne powder that can cause your lips to peel.
Moist areas are prone to yeast infections and the area around your mouth is most susceptible. If you have developed crack around the corners of the mouth then this could be a sign of a yeast infection. The best way to treat this is to avoid licking the area frequently, drinking lots of water and applying the Vaseline Aloe Fresh Petroleum Jelly to nourish your lips and keep them supple.