Dry, cracked lips

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Dry, cracked lips

Postby shinri » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:33 am

DD has a recurring problem, her upper lip is mostly dry and often cracked, with skin peeling.
This started from the last few weeks at the nanny's to now Nursery 1 at school.
We used Sebamed baby lip balm on her, it just helps temporarily.
She drinks just enough water, not too much, yet not too little.
She's still using pacifier though only at night and we made sure to wash the pacifier with pigeon soap & water.
The funny thing is, only her upper lip is affected, bottom lip is fine.

Anyone have any ideas or came across this before?

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Re: Dry, cracked lips

Postby ammonite » Mon Jun 24, 2013 1:29 pm

Does she bite or chew her upper lip? Has she been licking it a lot because it is cracked? All these will make it crack.

Otherwise, check the corners of her lips as well and fingernails. If these are also cracked or brittle, give a multi mineral / vitamin supplement.

To soften the lips and help in healing, you can try using honey if she is not allergic. Apply a very thin layer of honey on the lip and put a small cling film over it for 10min. Remove and rinse off. This was from a Japanese beauty book. I sometimes have very cracked lips from using the wrong lipsticks and it helps.

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Re: Dry, cracked lips

Postby iceicebaby_ » Wed Feb 17, 2016 11:14 am

ammonite wrote:Does she bite or chew her upper lip? Has she been licking it a lot because it is cracked? All these will make it crack.

Otherwise, check the corners of her lips as well and fingernails. If these are also cracked or brittle, give a multi mineral / vitamin supplement.

To soften the lips and help in healing, you can try using honey if she is not allergic. Apply a very thin layer of honey on the lip and put a small cling film over it for 10min. Remove and rinse off. This was from a Japanese beauty book. I sometimes have very cracked lips from using the wrong lipsticks and it helps.



Thanks for sharing, will try it out on myself as got real bad cracked lips

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