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Chapped Lips aren’t Just a Winter Time Problem

While it’s most common to deal with chapped lips during the cold and dry winter months, this can cause you discomfort at any time of the year.

If you’re prone to chapped lips, here are some of the best ways to fight back:

•    Stay hydrated: It’s one of the first and easiest things you can do to prevent chapped lips. As soon as dryness sets in, load up on as much water as possible.

•    Use lip balm: If your lips will be subjected to extreme weather, such as hours of hot sun at the beach, cover them with a balm that has moisturizing properties. For example, coconut butter and olive oil do a great job of protecting and hydrating.

•    Use oils as a treatment: There are a variety of oils you can use to moisturize chapped lips, including but not limited to: almond oil, shea butter, jojoba oil, and rosehip oil. Find one that works and stick with it.

Don’t let chapped lips hinder the way you look and feel. At the first sign of trouble, take action to fight back. You’ll be glad that you did!

Jennifer Ferdinand, owner of Serendipity Wellness Studio in Burke, VA, has been practicing massage therapy and esthetics since 2006. She is nationally certified through NCBTMB, and licensed in Virginia for both Massage Therapy and Esthetics.

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