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What causes dry lips, and how can you treat them? Does lip balm actually help? – The Conversation AU

The key is to avoid lip balms that contain certain additives which might worsen the problem. Instead, try balms that are bland and don’t contain flavours, fragrances…

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As we head into the colder weather, many of us might be afflicted with the irritating ailment of dry and chapped lips.
People have been trying to figure out how to fix dry lips for centuries. Using beeswax, olive oil and other natural ingredients have been reported as early as Cleopatras time, around 40 B.C.
In 1833, there were even reports of human earwax being recommended as a successful remedy for dry, cracked lips. Not long after, the first commercial lip balms hit the market.
So what causes…

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