2 doctors weighed in:
Does licking your lips make your chapped lips worse?
2 doctors weighed in

1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Licking your lips frequently can lead to further drying and chapping!

In brief: Yes
Licking your lips frequently can lead to further drying and chapping!
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Dr. Roman Bronfenbrener
Thank
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
In brief: Yes - absolutely
Chapped lips? Hydrate well- water is best.
You can apply lip balms with beeswax base or oil base creams. Remember that lips require solar protection just like your skin – apply & reapply balms or creams with a minimum spf of 15. Going skiing ?- protect from sun & windburn by covering with a scarf or a ski / snowboard face mask with visor. Dry air? - use a humidifier. Try not to lick your lips!

In brief: Yes - absolutely
Chapped lips? Hydrate well- water is best.
You can apply lip balms with beeswax base or oil base creams. Remember that lips require solar protection just like your skin – apply & reapply balms or creams with a minimum spf of 15. Going skiing ?- protect from sun & windburn by covering with a scarf or a ski / snowboard face mask with visor. Dry air? - use a humidifier. Try not to lick your lips!
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Christopher Crosby
Board Certified, Dermatology
12 years in practice
93K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors