Dry, Rough, And Red-looking Lip Areas After Weather Changes?
Afternoon, I want to ask a question.rnSo a few days ago I went on vacation to Korea, the first day when I got there (I haven’t been exposed to the water there) suddenly the skin around my mouth was sore and red.rnAt first it was normal but over time It’s getting redder and some of it is even rough, because I was worried that it would leave scars. Finally, I gave Vaseline Petroleum Repairing Jelly (especially for dry skin).rnAnd Monday yesterday I just arrived in Jakarta, and the wound was slightly reduced and I thought oh maybe because of the weather so I just let it go.rnBut for the past two days, the wound has become black and very visible.rnHow do you get rid of it?rnI’m not very confident because it’s very clearly black .rnThank you..
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Dry, rough, and red-looking lip areas are not solely caused by poor water quality. This condition can also arise due to other causes, for example:
Exposure to cold air or dry and windy weather
Dehydration (lack of fluids)
The habit of sucking or biting the lips
Scurvy (vitamin C deficiency)
Fungal, bacterial, viral infections (e.g. candidiasis, herpes zoster, impetigo)
Contact dermatitis, for example due to contact with cosmetics, ointments, certain foods
Psoriasis (autoimmune disorder)
Tumors, and so on
In most cases, complaints as you experienced before are not dangerous and can be cured with natural treatments at home. However, improper handling, such as using the wrong cream/ointment or forcibly exfoliating dry skin can cause irritation on the lips which, if healed, are prone to leaving redness/brown/blackish/whiteness marks which tend to be more difficult to remove than the original complaint.
You should consult a dermatologist directly. If there are no other complications, and if the inflammation in your skin has previously been declared cured, the doctor can give you a special cream to disguise the black marks that appear on your lips. With this effort, complaints will generally fade slowly within 1 to 2 months.
At this time, avoid holding too often let alone peeling the scars that appear forcibly. Also avoid smoking, sucking, or biting your lips excessively. Drink enough and make sure you eat plenty of foods rich in vitamins and minerals (especially vitamin C). Avoid using too thick cosmetics around the lips. You can also apply honey to keep your lips moist for a while.
Hope it helps ya..
dr. Nadia Nurotul Fuadah