Not only for loyal users of lipstick, but dry and chapped lips must also be a problem that is avoided by many women. Unfortunately, despite diligently using lip balm, problems that are considered to interfere with this appearance still often reoccur. Is the lip balm or DIY Lip Gloss used ineffectively? Or, are there other factors that make it difficult for the lips to heal in these problems?
Ever wondered why your lips are so dry and cracked so easily? According to Sejal Shah, a dermatologist in New York, human lips are one of the most sensitive parts of the body. Lip skin is very thin and does not have oil glands like the skin, making it more prone to dry conditions than other body parts. It also makes the lips tend to be more sensitive to ingredients that can cause irritation, such as phenol, sodium lauryl sulfates, and menthol, which are very easy to find in toothpaste and mouthwash in general. If your lips are often exposed to these ingredients, it doesn’t rule out the possibility that your lips become dry and peeling easily.
Therefore, you need to avoid using oral products such as toothpaste and mouthwash with ingredients such as those mentioned above so as not to worsen the condition of the lips and can switch to a more neutral version. In addition, you can use moisturizing products, such as lip balms, to keep your lips moist and free from dryness. It’s just that there are some things you need to consider when choosing a lip balm. This is because some lip balm products have content that is prone to irritation such as preservatives, flavorings, perfumes, fruit extracts, menthol, camphor, and many more.
In addition, lip moisturizing products that contain alcohol in it can worsen the condition of dry lips, like peppermint and even vitamin E for some people. He suggested switching to a more neutral lip moisturizer product, which has proven to be a better alternative.