Radio Host Kleyne Offers Help for Dry Lips. Water Life Science® Founder Shares Tips To Help Chapped Lips.
Chapped lips are the perfect example of a malady that is not life-threatening or even serious, according to many. Yet, once you have them, you think differently. Chapped lips are painful and unsightly and international water researcher and educator Sharon Kleyne can help you rejuvenate your lips. Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on VoiceAmerica sponsored by Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, suggests that paraffin-based lip balm can effectively soothe and heal chapped lips. However, this lip balm only works if it is applied correctly.
According to Kleyne, chapped lips, or cheilitis, are the result of excess evaporation of water from the lip skin. This loss of water vapor can include swelling, inflammation, peeling and cracking. Winter, when the cooler air is not able to hold as much natural water vapor, is the most serious season for chapped lips. The forced air heating and cooling in an automobile, blowing directly at the face, can also cause unwanted outbreaks of chapping. Other high risk conditions include exposure to wind, sun and dust, and airline cabins where the relative humidity may only be 3% to 5%.
Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research Water Life Science®, teaches that lip skin is thinner than body skin and contains no sweat glands, hair follicles or moisture-sealing oils. As a result, lip skin tends to dehydrate much more quickly than body skin. Kleyne believes that a good strategy to prevent chapped lips is to drink at least eight glasses of water a day. She also suggests that you avoid situations that promote chapped lips. In addition, Kleyne warns, avoid licking, touching or chewing your chapped lips.
Kleyne points out that there are many products for soothing chapped lips and most of them contain an oil-or-wax-based moisture sealer in addition to an additive such as menthol to comfort and cool. Some may even contain an anti-inflammatory or anti-bacterial medication. Kleyne cautions that lip balm or petroleum jelly can be helpful, but only if used correctly. Kleyne also points out that that lip balm is a moisture sealer only. It helps hold water content in the skin but does not replenish water lost to evaporation skin. To lubricate and replenish the lip skin, Kleyne suggests using pure water on the lips before applying lip balm so the sealer has moisture to seal in.
To supplement and replenish chapped lips, Kleyne suggests Nature’s Mist® Face of the Water® and Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, which are ideal for providing supplemental, pH balanced water to chapped lips and skin. These products, which have no competition in the global market, contain 100 percent pure Trade Secret tissue culture grade water and are applied to the lips, eyes and face as a patented micron-size mist from a personal, portable hand-held humidifier. Kleyne believes that there is no reason for suffering with chapped lips when soothing relief is close at hand.
Do you often experience chapped lips? Does it mostly occur in winter or some other season? What do you think of new water research and new technology? Have you ever tried Nature’s Tears® EyeMist®, Nature’s Mist® Face of the Water® or known someone who has done so? What’s the verdict?
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