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Why dose the skin on my lips look bluish and peel ?
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Dr. Latisha Smith
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In brief: Thin and oil free
The skin on the lips is different from skin on the rest of your face.
It appears bluish because capillaries and very small veins called venules all together give the appearance of more circulation than the rest of the facial skin. The peeling happens because there are no oil gland in the lips causing them to be chronically dry. Regular use of chap stick or something similar will decrease peeling.

In brief: Thin and oil free
The skin on the lips is different from skin on the rest of your face.
It appears bluish because capillaries and very small veins called venules all together give the appearance of more circulation than the rest of the facial skin. The peeling happens because there are no oil gland in the lips causing them to be chronically dry. Regular use of chap stick or something similar will decrease peeling.
Dr. Latisha Smith
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