Chapped or dry lips are common in the fall and winter months , when humidity is low. Cracking and peeling can be painful. According to Henry Chan, in a publication written for the Midwest Chapter of the Society of Cosmetic Chemists, the skin on our lips is much thinner than the skin on our face; the top layer of the lip is only 3 to 4 layers thick, while the skin on the face is 15 to 16 layers thick.  Skin on other parts of our body is protected by sweat and body oil as well as hair follicles. Our lips do not have any of these, leaving it much more open to the environment. Smoking also contributes to dry, chapped lips.
The best way to prevent chapped or dry lips is to use a gel or ointment type of lip balm; preferably one containing moisturizers and sunscreen. Many of the wax-based balms can be used as protection, but these should be used regularly beginning when your lips are healthy – they do not provide much help once your lips are chapped and dried.
<p><strong>What Are Canker Sores?</strong></p>
<p>Canker sores (also called aphthous ulcers) are small, shallow, painful, craterlike ulcers that appear on the moist tissues lining the inside of your mouth. They often occur two or three at a time, but it’s not unusual for 15 or more to appear at once. Unlike cold sores, canker sores are not contagious. They range from simple to complex, and occur predominantly in people between the ages of 10 and 40, especially women. Canker sores usually heal within two weeks, but they may recur. While they typically pose no serious health threat, severe canker sores can lead to malnutrition. Even simple severe canker sores can make eating and talking an unpleasant experience.</p>
<p><strong>Who Gets Canker Sores?</strong></p>
<p>People of all ages can get canker sores.</p>
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