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How can you prevent dry lips?

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The easiest way to prevent dry lips is by protecting them from windy, dry or cold weather with a lip balm that features a small amount of sunscreen and an emollient such as lanolin. Lip balms that contain beeswax or petroleum help retain moisture in the lips.

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Another way to prevent dry lips is by not using lip gloss or lipstick with alcohol or other drying ingredients. Dermatological medications such as acne medication, anti-aging medication or face masks can also dry out the lips. When using any sort of medication for the face, avoid getting it on the lip area.

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