These Lip Treatments Make Even the Driest of Lips Smooth and Hydrated
DRY LIP REMEDIES
“The lips are one of the first areas to be affected by dehydration,” says John Layke, DO, a Beverly Hills–based cosmetic and plastic surgeon. “Think movie images of a man walking in the desert with dry, chapped lips.” Layke recommends drinking eight 12-ounce glasses of water daily, and four more if you drink alcohol.
LIMIT SALT INTAKE
One reason lips are susceptible to dryness and chapping is that they are composed of thin mucosa that is constantly being dried out by the salt in saliva, from eating, drinking, or even licking our lips, explains Layke. He suggests sticking to the daily-recommended dose of salt, which is no more than 1500 to 2300 milligrams per day.
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