Lip-drying mistake: Your cozy, warm bedroom
Indoor heating systems suck the moisture out of the air and can contribute to dry skin and chapped lips, Dr. Sadick says. “Make sure you apply a thick layer of lip balm as part of your nightly routine.” Another smart idea: using a humidifier in your bedroom. Find out 6 ways to set up your bedroom for the best night’s sleep.
Lip-drying mistake: Medication
If a medication can cause dry mouth, it can cause dry, chapped lips, experts warn. The list of drugs associated with this side effect is long and includes many over-the-counter and prescription anti-depressants, antihistamines, anti-anxiety medications, decongestants, muscle relaxants, and pain medications, according to the Mayo Clinic. Ask your doctor or pharmacist whether your meds may be causing your dry, chapped lips. He or she will likely recommend coping strategies, including the use of a moisturizing lip balm. Stay informed by reading about these 10 odd medication side effects.