5 common mistakes causing you dry chapped lips


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Does it feel like you are always having never ending cycles of dry or chapped lips? There could be a high likelihood that there are certain habits that are causing the dry, chapped lips. In this article, we will be sharing the 5 most common reasons which are contributing to chapped, dry lips.

1. Dehydration

Undoubtedly, one of the most causes of dry lips is the lack of hydration. It is recommended for woman to drink about 2.7 liters a day which is roughly 11.5 cups of water. So do remember to load up on water when going outdoors!

2. Smoking

Apart from bad breath and stained teeth, smoking also causes your lips to appear dry and chapped. It is advisable to cut down smoking if you are already having dry or chapped lips. Do drink lots of water and consider applying some lip balm regularly to keep your lips hydrated after each smoking session.

3. Diet

Love junk food? The quality of your diet could actually be indicated through the appearance of your lips. Having a well balanced diet of vegetables, fruits and nuts will give us the vitamins essential for having healthier looking lips.

4. Habit of licking your own lips

The habit of repeated lip licking is known to cause chapped, flakey lips. This is due to the enzymes in our saliva which dries the lips over time as it gets exposure to dry air. Prolonged licking overtime in extreme cases may even cause bleeding.

5. Cold Environments

Are you constantly exposed to cold environments like being trapped in an air-conditioned room for many hours throughout the day? Chances are that is probably causing you to have dry lips. Consider daily application of lip balm throughout the day.


Drink plenty of water, at least 8-11 cups a day. Apply a gentle and hydrating lip balm to keep lips moisturized and hydrated throughout the day. We also highly recommend using our own Herlovito’s natural lip balm which is made out of all natural ingredients designed to keep your lips looking hydrated and lovely.

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