How to heal bleeding, chapped lips in winter

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Dry skin and chapped lips are too common in winter. Dry lips can further lead to chapped lips and broken and bleeding skin. Here is what you can do about it.

Raise your hand if you have this habit of biting the dead skin of your lips. Raise your hand higher if you do this every day and now your lips look like a mangled mess of dead skin and blood. Dry chapped and bleeding lips are not just ugly to look at they can be very painful and lead to infections. Lips are the most sensitive skin on our face. This is why they immediately lose moisture in winter.

Some of the other causes of dry, chapped lips include:  breathing through the mouth, allergens, some medicines, vitamin deficiencies, angular cheilitis, lip licker’s dermatitis, irritable bowel syndrome and Kawasaki disease. The worst thing you can do dry lips is biting it and trying to take off the dead skin. This only exacerbates the problem. Here is what you must do instead for your dry, chapped and bleeding lips:

 Ice: Apply a cube of ice all over your lips. This will soothe the skin on your lips and stop the bleeding.

 

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