The cold and dry winter weather can leave your lips chapped and dry, but you can also get chapped lips in the summer. Here are the most common culprits.
If you live in a hot and humid climate you may need to keep your AC on all day, but your AC can dry out your lips. Central air tends to be a bit less drying but mini-splits and window units, especially ones that blow right on you while you sleep, can chap your lips.
Everything from lip gloss to lipstick and even lip balms can dry out your lips—especially the all-day wear formulas. Find a moisturizing product made from natural ingredients. If it’s really, bad I use a petroleum jelly product like Vaseline or Carmex to heal my chapped lips, but my daily go-to is Burt’s Bees lip balms which I layer under or over my lip color. The original and pomegranate are my favorite.
It’s easy to forget but your lips need SPF protection too. So, if you can’t figure out why your lips are dry in the summer it may be overexposure to sun that has left them dry, flaky, or cracked.
With a proactive approach, you can keep your lips from being chapped!