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Chapped Lips

Chapped lips, or cheilitis simplex, is inflammation of the lips or the skin around the lips. One of the more common causes of chapped lips can be attributed to dryness (chapping) or excessive exposure to the sun. Dryness and sun exposure could result in rapid drying of the lips and results in cracking, fissures, or peeling of the lips.  This time of the year, cold temperature and winds play a large role in chapped lips. Oddly, excessive lip licking causes drying of the lips. This occurs as the lips cause excessive friction over the lips. The cold, dry winter air causes further irritation and then you see the typical red and irritated chapped lips.  Chapped lips can occur at any...

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It is that time of the year when the cool air blows pasts your skin and somehow creates goosebumps (for some), eczema (for others), or dry and cracked skin (for many). It may not be entirely understood as to what causes this. For some, the cold whether means a simple adjustment by adding on a few layers of clothes. For others, the cold creates an the opportunity for dry and cracked skin to take over. If left unattended, dry skin (whether it is visible or not), leads to accelerated damage and ultimately accelerated aged skin. To fight the cycle of damaged and dry skin you must get ahead of the curve. Prevention is the key when it comes to treating...

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