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How Men Can Get Soft Lips

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How Men Can Get Soft Lips
Men's lips may chap often. Photo Credit: filipw/iStock/Getty Images

Chapped and rough lips affect men as well as women. Your lips are constantly exposed to environmental irritants and other sources of abuse. Failure to protect your lips against sun and wind damage, or licking and biting them, can lead to dry, rough lips. This condition is unattractive, uncomfortable and prone to cracking and infection. You can obtain soft, smooth lips with just a few simple changes to your daily routine.

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Step 1

Drink more water.
Drink more water. Photo Credit: Michael Blann/Photodisc/Getty Images

Drink more water. Drinking sufficient fluids -- about 64 ounces each day -- will keep your body and your lips hydrated. Use a humidifier inside your home at night, especially if your lips are chapped or rough from dry air.

Step 2

Toothbrush. Photo Credit: Images

Exfoliate your lips with a soft-bristled toothbrush after brushing your teeth at night to remove dead skin and make your lips softer. Gently massage your lips with the toothbrush using small, circular motions. Exfoliate your lips for no longer than 60 seconds to avoid irritation. If you notice any redness or pain, reduce the frequency of exfoliation.

Step 3

Lip balm.
Lip balm. Photo Credit: Dmytro_Skorobogatov/iStock/Getty Images

Use lip balm with built-in sun protection every time you go outside. Your lips are vulnerable to the damaging effects of the sun's UV rays just like the rest of your skin. Choose a lip balm with as few ingredients as possible.

Step 4

Use petroleum jelly before bed.
Use petroleum jelly before bed. Photo Credit: Daniel Burch/Hemera/Getty Images

Apply moisturizing ointment to your lips before bed. Lip products are available in most retail and drug stores, or you can use olive oil, baby oil or petroleum jelly. You may need to apply moisturizing ointment more frequently during dry winter months.

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