Use Honey For Dry And Flaking Lips?
Hello, it’s been the last 3 days my lips feel dry and peeling, I try to overcome it by applying honey when before going to sleep, and during the morning and afternoon. Is the way that I do with applying honey is correct? Thanks.
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Dry, flaking lips can be treated with vary depending on the cause. There are many causes for this condition, including:
Impaired lip moisture, for example due to the habit of sucking or biting the lips, cold or windy environmental conditions, habit of breathing through the mouth, lack of drinking
Lip irritation, such as due to improper use of cosmetics, toothpaste, or mouthwash
Allergy, such as due to consumption of certain foods
Infection, often due to fungus or virus
Other diseases, such as malnutrition, xerostomia, tonsillopharyngitis, inflammation of the intestine, Behcet's disease, immune disorders, drug eruptions, etc.
Smearing honey on your dry, peeling lips may be done to keep your lips moisturized. However, you should choose the type of honey that is pure and does not contain additional substances (such as preservatives or added sugar) in order to minimize the risk of irritation on the lips which can actually make your lips worse. Provided there are no complaints that you experience after applying the honey, the possibility of this action is not dangerous. In addition to applying honey, you also need to do the following trick so that your complaint is resolved:
Stop the habit of sucking, biting the lips, or breathing through the mouth
Be diligent in bathing and brushing your teeth
Choose toothpaste, mouthwash, and cosmetics that do not contain irritating ingredients
Drink more, at least 10 glasses per day
Reduce the consumption of foods that are too spicy, oily, and crunchy
Expand to eat fruits that are rich in vitamins C and E
Do not smoke, let alone consume alcohol
Do not carelessly take medication without a doctor's prescription
If in one week your condition does not improve, you try to check yourself directly to the doctor or dermatologist to be given the right solution according to the underlying cause.
I hope this helps.