Dry skin of the lips is a problem that most people face at some point in their lives. While many simply apply a lip balm and the dryness goes away, others are harassed by chapped lips. There are many things that can cause dry lips, such as allergies, certain medications, cosmetics, some foods and even snoring. Regardless of the cause, you can get rid of the dry skin of your lips to reveal the soft, smooth skin beneath.
Exfoliate your lips with a lip scrub. Buy that product at the pharmacy and follow the instructions, or prepare one at home by mixing a few drops of olive oil with a pinch of sugar. Take a small amount with your fingers and then exfoliate the dry skin of your lips with small circular movements. Rinse your lips with water and pat dry them with a soft hand towel. Do it a few times a week until the dry skin is gone.
Brush your dry lips with a soft toothbrush to remove dry skin. Moisten the toothbrush with water or place a small amount of lip balm on the brush. Rub your lips gently with the toothbrush every day to remove dry skin.
Apply lip balm to your lips frequently throughout the day. Do not use those that have flavor, alcohol and fragrances, as they tend to dry out. Instead, choose products with moisturizing ingredients such as petrolatum, lanolin, dimethicone, shea butter, beeswax or oils to seal moisture.
Apply lip balm after exfoliating.
Since the dry air in your home may be contributing to your chapped lips, use a humidifier to add moisture to the air.