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The relationship of dry lips and lack of vitamins

 Malnutrition is caused by a lack of vitamins, which leads to chapped lips, so people who suffer from dry lips must eat meals in a limited way. Such as vegetarians, making sure that they are getting enough of the vitamins their bodies need, as well as people suffering from alcoholism; This is because excessive intake of it can interfere with the absorption of many vitamins in the body, and the elderly must beware of this condition. This is because loss of appetite is common among them, and this in turn causes a lack of vitamins in their bodies, and a lack of vitamin B complex; Folate, vitamin B3, and others can cause many skin problems. Such as the appearance of acne, rashes, dryness, and inflammation of the lips, and on the other hand, these vitamins have many roles in the body; Including the process of metabolism, providing energy in the body, helping to fight diseases, as well as contributing to a healthy skin; Including the lips.

Causes of dry lips:
Where the lips are exposed to many cracks and dryness a lot, and the following are some of the common causes of chapped lips:

 Infection with some skin diseases and other chronic disorders:
 Which can affect the lips, making them dry, chapped, or irritated, and from these diseases; Eczema, lichen plans, lupus, Crohn's disease, sarcoidosis, and many others.

 Use of some commercial products:
 Such as lipstick, lip balms, and other personal care products, including toothpaste, mouthwash and sunscreen; As these products may contain ingredients that can make the lips irritated and itchy.

 Having an allergy:
Where this injury occurs to certain components in food, and when these components come into contact with the skin, the lips may be irritated or itchy, and from these foods; Mango, cinnamon and citrus fruits.

 Take some medications:
And for example, medicines that contain a form of vitamin A, which is called retinoid, which can cause dry lips, and it should be noted that these medicines are sometimes used to treat skin diseases. Such as psoriasis, and acne.

Natural ways to moisturize the lips:
There are some things that may help treat chapped and dry lips naturally:
 Honey: Honey is considered a powerful moisturizer, and contains anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties, which help prevent the risk of infection developing.
  •  Aloe Vera: It helps moisturize the damaged skin, because the gel inside the leaves of this plant contains vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, and anti-inflammatories.
  •  Green tea :Where green tea is rich in antioxidants, minerals, and polyphenols, which reduce inflammation, and to obtain this benefit, it is necessary to soak this type of tea with warm water, and then gently massage the lips. To remove excess dry skin.
  • Coconut oil: Coconut oil has a moisturizing and emollient effect, in addition to having an anti-microbial effect, so its use can help treat chapped lips that are particularly sensitive to moisture loss, and to get this benefit, you can put a little of this oil on the lips and rub it gently.
Ways to prevent dry lips:
Where people think that chapped lips may only occur in winter, but in fact, lack of care for the lips can cause suffering from peeling, dryness, or sore lips at any time of the year, and the following points explain some of the things that are useful in the prevention and treatment of these the problem:
  1.  Not to exfoliate dry skin, as it can lead to bleeding and pain in the lips, as well as slow the healing process, and cause more lip irritation.
  2. Keeping the body hydrated, by drinking plenty of fluids during the day, and humidifying the air at home using a humidifier.
  3.  Avoid allergens, including contact with substances that irritate or cause allergies; Like perfumes, or dyes in cosmetics, or in skin care products.
  4. Breathe through the nose, as breathing through the mouth may cause the lips to dry out.
  5. Avoid excessive exposure to sunlight, to prevent chapped lips.