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PEELING LIPS?

The feeling of dry skin is bad, but dry, chapped lips are even worse. Find out what is causing peeling lips and how to treat the condition.
  1. Sun damage
  2. Wind exposure
  3. Cold weather
  4. Vitamin A, B, C deficiency
  5. Dry lips
  6. Frequent licking of lips
  7. Allergy to lip products 
  8. Anemia (hypochromic microcytic, iron deficiency)
  9. Dehydration
  10. Sjogren’s syndrome
  11. Diabetes
  1. DRINK WATER. Drink plenty of water. 
  2. USE LIP-BALM. Use lip balm that is wax-based and preferably contain any kind of butter (coconut, cocoa, …). They provide a protective covering to the lips from the harsh environment and the weather. 
  3. GOOD LIPSTICK. Don’t buy hyperallergenic lip cosmetics. 
  4. USE SUNSCREEN. Apply sunscreen cream or balm to your lip area. A lot of makeup, including the one for lips, contain sun protecting factor, so choose the one with an SPF of 45 or higher. 
  5. STOP BAD HABITS. Smoking or chewing tobacco, drinking alcohol, working with chemicals or fumes, etc., may irritate your lips and lead to peeling or cracking. Wear a face mask when you’re around strong smells or emissions. 
  6. GENTLE FACE CLEANING. Don’t wash your face with strong or harsh soap. Treat your lips gently to help care for this delicate skin.

TETRACYCLINES

What are tetracyclines?

Tetracyclines are antibiotics, which can stain children’s teeth and rarely change the shape of the teeth. Side effects on the teeth are shown only if the mother takes them during pregnancy or if the children with developing teeth are taking them up to 10 years. So use of tetracycline antibiotics is contra-indicated with them.

What is tetracycline discoloration?

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