Difference Between Dry And Chapped Lips?

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If your lips are dry, like when your hands are changing, it’s like changing your skin, and chapped lips are different or the same

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Hi Muslekhah,


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Dry lips will be easier to experience chapped. These two conditions can be caused by the same or different triggers.


Dry lips (xerostomia) can occur if you breathe through your mouth frequently. This can be possible, for example, if you experience nasal congestion or frequent snoring during sleep. It could also be, dry lips appear as a sign that you are dehydrated, for example when you don't drink enough, sweat a lot, or often vomit and have diarrhea. Other factors, such as genetics (inherited), the use of inappropriate lip care products, smoking, malnutrition, viral or bacterial infections can also make lips drier.


In addition to irritation of dry lips, chapped lips can also occur if you suck or bite your lips too often. It could also be, the lips become chapped due to a lack of vitamin C, infections of the oral cavity (usually due to fungi or viruses), irritation or allergy to products applied to the lips, and so on.


Our advice, you try first to do the following efforts to make your lips healthy again:

Not biting or sucking lips too often
Drink more
Don't use too much cosmetics on the lips
Use lip balm to moisturize lips
As much as possible, avoid breathing through your mouth
If the environmental conditions are cold or windy, you can also use an air humidifier if possible
Eat more fruits rich in vitamin C, such as guava, oranges, lemons, longan, sprouts, and so on.
Do not smoke

However, if the complaint does not feel better after undergoing the above efforts, check yourself directly to a dermatologist before applying any medication or substance to your lips.


I hope this helps.

dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah

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