Chilly temperatures, dehydration and even your lipstick are just a few of the reasons behind dry, cracked lips. Karen Helton of Kiss N Makeup stopped in to show us how to prevent chapped lips as well as what to do to mend them. Some of the causes of chapped lips are extreme weather changes, medications, dehydration, biting or licking your lips, damage from long-wear cosmetics and sun damage. If you’re looking for a long-wear lipstick, look for something with hydration like shea butter. If your lips are at a minor level of chapping, be sure to use a hydrating lip product with an spf to prevent future damage. Another good idea if you have minor chapping and peeling is to exfoliate your lips and use a lip treatment to help repair. You can also sleep with a humidifier to help add moisture to the air in your home. Kiss N Makeup is located at 4402 Burnet Rd. Call 512-388-1150 for an appointment or find out more at kissnmakeup.com.
KXAN.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.