Hydrate your body by drinking plenty of water. Dehydration can cause dryness of lips. Increase your water intake during winter to keep your lips looking fresh.
If in spite of water intake your lips seem dehydrated, apply cool wet cloth to hydrate lips. Also try to seal in the moisture with a lip balm. Apply lip balm every hour or two to treat dry lips and to keep them healthy. Use balm with spf of at least 15 to save your lips from sun damage.
Don't lick your lips, it will cause more chapping. Licking lips doesn't moisturise them.
Ensure your body is not deficient in B vitamins, iron or essential fatty acids. These deficiencies can cause scaling of lips and cracking of lip corners. Take a multivitamin/mineral supplement after consultation with your physician.
Consider your diet. Increase the amount of needed vitamins in your diet by eating better or taking supplements like vitamin pills.
Use a humidifier in your home or office. This moistens up air in a room and ultimately moistens up your lips.
Use lip balm such as Neostrata Lip Conditioner to promote healing and prevention of chapped lips. This is almost vital in the process of moisturising your lips. Try Jan Marini C esta Lips, or Glominerals The Mint Balm.
|The Mint Balm|
|Lip Conditioner SPF 15|