Say Goodbye To Chapped Lips Forever (Photo: Shiny Diamond / Pexels)
Dry and chapped lips? Stay hydrated and say goodbye to chapped lips forever.

As temperatures drop during the fall and winter seasons, the loss of moisture in the air affects our skin. While we usually do not forget to slather on moisturizer, we often neglect our lips and they start to get dry, itchy, and then crack. Unlike the face, our lips lack the oil glands to provide natural moisture and are sensitive to the environment, makeup, and pollution. Joshua Zeichner, dermatologist and director of cosmetic and clinical research in Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, tells Allure that "All of these factors can dry out the skin barrier, leading to irritation, inflammation, and flaking."

Chapped lips can also be caused by irritation and allergic reactions from products called contact cheilitis. These can be from lipstick pigments, fragrances, and flavoring agents in food. Patients that use topical acne medications can also include a small part of the lips when applying them. If you have acne near your lips, apply a protective barrier on lips, like petroleum jelly, before you apply medication.

According to Women's Health Magazine, here are other factors that can contribute to chapped lips:

Actinic Cheilitis