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Salvation for dry, chapped lips

Salvation for dry, chapped lips

As soon as the weather turns colder, dry and chapped lips aren’t far behind. What begins as minor flaking and discomfort can quickly progress to more painful cracks and bleeding, but you can get quick relief with two rather simple steps.

The first, and most obvious, is keeping your lips moisturized with a hydrating balm. I formulated Karité Shea Butter Baume à Lèvres Lip Balm with raw, unrefined shea butter, murumuru butter and organic jojoba oil to relieve dryness and chapping, plus antioxidant-rich botanicals to provide extra protection against environmental aggressors that can make symptoms worse.

From there, gentle exfoliation can help improve the flaking associated with dry, chapped lips. You don’t need a special lip scrub (unless you want one), as you can use a wet washcloth or soft baby toothbrush to lightly buff away dead skin. The key is to be super-gentle and avoid scrubbing too hard to prevent further irritation to this already delicate skin.

However, if you are experiencing severe, painful cracking that bleeds and just won’t heal despite your best efforts, I recommend scheduling an appointment to make sure you don’t have an infection or something else that may be more serious going on.