5 Scary Things Your Dry Lips Are Trying To Tell You

Maybe licking your lips shouldn’t be your go-to flirt move.
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You may have a cute outfit and a pretty makeup look on, but having dry, chapped lips hiding underneath your lippie can be enough to make you feel self-conscious and uncomfortable.

Whatever the cause of your dry lips, you can help them stay moisturized with Burt’s Bees® Moisturizing Lip Balms. Since they’re packed with natural ingredients that aim to nourish the lips, you won’t have to worry about having a bad lip day.

If you're wondering about the possible causes of your chapped lips, here are some of them:

1. You’re dehydrated.

Chapped lips are a symptom of this medical emergency. Since your lips don’t have oil glands, they’re more likely to dry out than the rest of your skin if your body lacks water. Hydrate with the daily recommended eight glasses a day, plus a few more when it gets extra hot outside. As for your parched lips, try the all-time favorite Burt’s Bees® Beeswax Lip Balm, which has a hint of peppermint oil and vitamin E to refresh and smoothen your lips.

2. You have a yeast infection.

Cracks on the corners of your mouth may be a sign of a yeast infection—this one being unrelated to a vaginal yeast infection. Yeast can develop on the corners of your lips when you lick your lips too much or drool when you sleep, since saliva creates a warm, moist environment that’s conducive to fungal growth. Instead of licking your lips too often, break the habit with Burt’s Bees® Tinted Lip Balms. With a variety of flavors to choose from, swipe this on your lips to keep them moisturized and looking cute with a sheer pop of color.

3. Your lips are sunburnt.

Beach trips are fun, but it’s important to be wary of the sun and how it can damage your lips. Without protecting them from the harmful UV rays, you can end up with chapped, patchy, raw-looking, and torn puckers. For lips that need some extra TLC, Burt’s Bees® Ultra Conditioning Lip Balm with Kokum Butter might just help. It's infused with shea butter and marula oil to help replenish moisture and kokum butter—a balm originating from India that's rich in essential fatty acids and vitamin E to help treat dry, cracked, rough, and calloused skin—to condition your lips, leaving your puckers soft and smooth.

4. You're consuming too much vitamin A.

Dry lips are one of the symptoms of having too much vitamin A. Since the vitamin is found in carrots, milk, eggs, leafy vegetables, and some fruits, you shouldn’t feel the need to up your dose when you eat those foods—unless recommended by your doctor or nutritionist.

5. You lack vitamin B.

Having vitamin B deficiency can cause you to have cracked and swollen lips, which can also end up as a split lip. Vitamin B-complex helps stimulate metabolism, fight diseases, and it contributes to getting healthy skin, so load up on eggs, red meat, and nuts, or a take vitamin B2 supplement (with approval from your doctor) to maintain normal body function and keep your lips looking healthy.

More Burt’s Bees® Moisturizing Lip Balm flavors include Pink Grapefruit, Coconut & Pear, Pomegranate, Strawberry, Mango Butter, Wild Cherry, Vanilla Bean, and Honey.

Burt’s Bees® has been offering distinctive earth-friendly, natural health and beauty care products for 30 years. From a beekeeper’s backyard in Maine to the leading edge of natural, Burt’s Bees knows natural body care solutions from head to toe and operates with The Greater Good™ top of mind. No parabens, phthalates, petrolatum or SLS, and no animal testing.

Burt's Bees® products are available at all Beauty Bar branches, the SM Beauty Section at SM Department Stores, and Rustan's at Shangri-La Plaza Mall. Find out more about Burt's Bees® Moisturizing Lip Balms at BurtsBees.com.ph.

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