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Skin Care and Diseases

Peeling lips



How can I cure and/or prevent peeling lips?


In general, peeling lips is due to dryness. Avoid licking your lips as this would worsen dryness. Lip moisturizers or lip balms should be used, especially in the winter. Make sure you are not using irritating cosmetics/lipstick that could contribute to the peeling.

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Elma D Baron, MD Elma D Baron, MD
Associate Professor of Dermatology
Director, Skin Study Center
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University