WHAT IS CHEILITIS?
FROM CAUSES TO CURES:
HOW TO PREVENT CHAPPED LIPS
Cheilitis refers to chapping of the lips and can be caused by various external factors such as cold weather, sun or allergens in lipstick. The lips become dry, sore and cracked. You can prevent cheilitis with protective lip products. For micro-cracked lips, reach for nourishing, soothing / protecting lip lipcare ? such as CICAPLAST Baume B5 Lips. Avoid the urge to lick or pick at lips.
Angular cheilitis is a distinct condition where a sore develops at the corner of the mouth. It is often caused by a fungus and can be treated with an anti-fungal cream.
Another distinct condition is exfoliative cheilitis, where thick brown scales appear on the lips. To take care of exfoliative cheilitis:
• Avoid licking, picking and biting lips
• Regularly apply a rich, neutral lip balm such as NUTRITIC Lips
• Eat a healthy and varied diet
• Ensure good oral hygiene
• Consider seeing a dermatologist if symptoms do not improve