How to Get Rid of Chapped Lips From an Allergy

Lip Balm
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Sinus allergies can dry out your skin and mucous membranes, which can result in chapped lips. Chapped lips can also result from products such as toothpaste or lipsticks that contain irritants. Chapped lips can be uncomfortable at best and painful at worst. Although the only way to get rid of your allergy-induced chapped lips is to treat your allergy, you can gain temporary relief with a few simple steps.

Step 1

Apply lip balm with cocoa butter or beeswax, both of which hydrate and sooth chapped lips. Avoid lip balms with camphor or phenol, both of which are irritants that may further dehydrate chapped lips.

Step 2

Drink an adequate amount of water to stay properly hydrated, which will help to heal chapped lips and dilute the level of substances in your body that are causing the allergic reactions.

Step 3

Avoid irritants that may further dehydrate chapped lips. such as alcohol, caffeine, excessive exposure to the sun and exposure to excessive wind.

Step 4

Operate a humidifier in your home, which adds moisture to the air and can greatly improve the condition of chapped lips.

Things You'll Need

  • Lip balm

  • Water

  • Humidifier

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