Among the many skin concerns we have, dry skin around the mouth is quite common. While most people blame harsh weather conditions for it, that’s only one of the reasons for the dryness around your mouth. Certain skincare and lifestyle habits are also responsible for this.
For some people, this problem can be temporary, whereas, for others, it might be recurring. No matter which category you belong to – here are all the reasons that cause dryness around the mouth and how to deal with it.
Licking lips frequently
Licking dry lips only provides temporary relief. Once the saliva evaporates, your lips and the surrounding area will become drier than before. So, kick this habit right away. An easy and effective method is to regularly apply a tinted and flavoured lip balm such as the Lakme Lip Love Lip Care – Apricot. It will stop you from licking your lips and keep it moisturised for a long time.
Using products with harsh ingredients
Some skincare products may work for your face, but might be quite harsh for the delicate area around the mouth. Especially facial cleansers, toothpaste and moisturisers that contain alcohol and artificial fragrances. To prevent this, switch to skincare products that do not contain such harsh ingredients. Try replacing your current face wash and moisturiser with the Simple Kind To Skin Refreshing Facial Wash and Simple Kind To Skin Protecting Light Moisturiser SPF 15 as they’re free of skincare baddies and super gentle on the skin.
Extremely hot showers
Standing below the shower as the hot water relieves your body of stress and aches may seem very relaxing. But frequent hot showers can strip the skin of natural oils and turn it dry. Thus, it’s best to stick to lukewarm showers and slather on generous amounts of moisturiser after to keep your skin nourished and supple.