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What are the causes and treatment of chapped lips?

What are the causes and treatment of chapped lips?

The causes of chapped lips are many and we must know at first that chapped lips are not dangerous, but their continuation and recurrence indicates a health problem in the body, and some people develop chapped inflammation.

Causes of chapped lips

In winter

There are no sebaceous glands in the lips, which makes them prone to dryness and cracking, due to hot water bath, indoor heating, lack of moisture, lack of drinking water, exposure to cold air.

In the summer

Excessive sweating in the summer leads to a decrease in body fluids, dry and cracked lips, and increased cracking when exposed to the sun because the lips are free of UV-resistant melanin pigment.

Lip licking

Saliva in its composition can dry the lips, and this dryness increases when breathing from the mouth.

Food shortages

Deficiency of vitamin A(E)(B-complex), zinc, and essential fatty acids contributes to the cracking of the lips 

Aging contributes to dry lips, especially when vitamin C(E) is deficient.


  • Toothpaste and lipsticks in their composition cause allergies and chapped lips .
  • Taking vitamin B12 supplements may develop cobalt allergy, which causes dry lips.
  • Chemical allergies to perfumes, dyes, cosmetics, and cosmetics, smoking cause chapped lips.


Chemotherapy drugs, depression, acne, wrinkles, and blood pressure are the cause of chapped lips.

Treatment of chapped lips


Mashed papaya is a natural exfoliator for the lips, leave for 10 minutes.


Slice a cucumber for 20 minutes on the lips, returning the lips to their shine and relieving pain.

Oil and gel

Aloe vera gel, olive oil, mustard oil, and coconut oil, are natural moisturizers that help heal the lips.

Rose petals

Soak rose petals with raw milk for 5 hours, apply the resulting dough twice a day.

Sugar and honey

Mix 2 teaspoons of sugar with 1 teaspoon honey to exfoliate the lips, gently rub and wash with lukewarm water.


  • Before applying any ointment, it is preferable to exfoliate the lips with mixtures.
  • Choose a suitable lip balm containing vitamin E or glycerin, with a sun-protective ratio made with coconut butter, beeswax, shea butter, castor oil, or almond oil.
  • Eat vitamin E(A)(B2) from yellow, red, and orange vegetables and fruits.
  • Take vitamin C from citrus to increase collagen production in the lips.
  • Eat omega-3 and zinc from nuts, chicken, eggs, flaxseed, walnuts, and salmon.
  • Take your vitamins from healthy foods and avoid supplements industrial lost cause allergies, only after consulting a doctor.

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