7 Ways to Avoid Dry, Chapped Lips:
Stop licking your lips! If you can rid yourself of that habit, you will be well on your way to smooth, supple lips. Saliva contains enzymes that breaks down your food and skin tissue.
Always apply sunscreen! The skin on your lips is just as delicate as the rest of your face and thus needs to be protected from the sun.
Check the ingredient list! Do not use products containing phenol or formaldehyde, both of which are harmful to skin and can create “lip balm addiction.”
Skip lip plumpers! The short-term fullness that they might provide is not worth the moisture-depletion they’ll lead to.
Hydrate while you sleep! Use a humidifier at night to ensure that you are sleeping in moisture-rich air.
Shop smart! Look for products that contain natural ingredients such as pure vegetable oils or beeswax.
Look for add-ins! You can also benefit from products containing additional moisturizers or soothing agents, such as calendula or shea butter.