Over the years I have tried tons of balms. Some have helped a bit more than others, but even if I stop using them for two days, I'm back to ground zero. I always find it hard to stick to a schedule at night, becoz I'm so sleepy, the lip balm invariably goes unused. Good Morning Chapped Lips!
About four weeks ago I began taking a multivitamin & multi mineral supplement daily. Not for my lips. Just generally.
Two weeks into the meds, I noticed my lips weren't chapping as much. I was still skipping lip balm on most nights. But my lips would be perfectly fine in the morning.
Wanting to know if there was more than a causal relationship between these two events, I went researching (I mean googling!)
And I found that vitamin deficiency is a surprising culprit in perpetually chapped lips.
- Vitamin C
- Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)
All these vitamins & minerals are needed to maintain cellular hydration. So some of our skin woes may actually have a genesis in nutrition and the solution may not lie entirely in our skin creams.
Has it happened to you where a skin or hair issue got resolved when you made a change in your diet?
P.S.: Please consult your physician / doctor before starting any pills - even if they are vitamins/minerals. They could react badly as everyone is metabolically different. Overdoses of some vitamins / minerals could be injurious to health.