Smiling not only helps reduce your stress levels and increases your attractiveness, but it also pleases those present around you. However, conditions such as dry cracked lips can make smiling quite painful. Besides causing pain and discomfort, dry chapped lips can be quite embarrassing as well. It causes one to avoid being noticed at a social gathering, etc. The skin enveloping the parts of the body produces natural oils that protects the skin from harsh temperature conditions, etc. However, the skin on the lips do not produce these protective natural oils, which is why we find ourselves stuck with chapped lips during different times of the year. This is a common problem and can be taken care of with some effort.
Causes of Chapped Lips
Medically referred to as cheilitis, dry cracked lips is mostly caused due to the following conditions:
Overexposure to cold, windy or extremely sunny climate
Excessive licking of the lips
Open mouth breathing
Vitamin deficiencies (A, B, C or B12)
Allergic reactions (to cosmetic products)
Side effects to certain medication
Frequent use of commercial soaps or other chemicals
Badly fitting dentures
Sores on lips
Kawasaki Disease (blood disorder)
Sjogren's Syndrome (autoimmune disease)
Sexually transmitted diseases
Macrocytosis (type of blood condition)
You are not the only one many people suffer with this condition. Because of allergies and skin condition such as Eczema, Dermatitis, Psoriasis, Fever Blister and more you can suffer year round.
My handmade lip balms contains Beeswax, Cocoa Butter, Olive Oil, Shea Butter and Mango Butter. Beeswax locks in moisture and protects your skin (lips) from the damaging elements of the sun. It also softens the skin and has long lasting protection. It is an anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial, anti-allergenic and a germicidal along with having vitamin A which has a structure similar to human skin cells and reprograms damaging skin cells to function normal. Cocoa Butter is a moisturizer and boost you immune system (your skin or lips.) Olive Oil bolsters your immune system against diseases like...ie cancer and protects against damaging rays of UV radiation. Shea Butter has lots of fatty acids to lock in moisture. It's rich in vitamins A, E, and F and aids in burns, rashes that may come from Eczema and Psoriasis. Mango Butter is high in emollients softens and soothes skin (lips) protects against UV radiation treats Eczema and insect bites Poison Ivy and Frost Bite. What better way to treat your lips.