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Lip Thinning

hey there i am a teenage male suffering from the thinning of the skin on my lips which gives them a reddish pinkish look in the past i used to pick at my lips and lick them often can u help me restore the outer layer(s) of skin on my lips to give them their natural beauty..thanxx
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Hello,
Avoid licking the lips as saliva evaporates quickly resulting in them being drier than before. Drink plenty of water and take multivitamin supplements and do not apply lipstick or other cosmetic products for some days. Use a humidifier to moisturize the air in your home and apply shea butter or Vaseline on your lips.You can also use a homemade ointment mixed from 1 tsp glycerine, 1 tsp lemon juice and 1 tsp castor oil. Spread on lips overnight, refrigerating the leftovers for future use. Eat foods high in calcium, magnesium and flaxseed oil. If a week of compresses and emollients don't do the trick, you can add over-the-counter 1 percent hydrocortisone ointment to your regimen.

If the condition still persists or there is deep cracking in the region of your mouth,then please consult your doctor.

I hope it helps. Take care and regards.


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