Your lips are one of the focal points of your face. They frame your smile, and are unique to every individual on the planet. While they move every time you speak or smile, you may not think about your lips until they start to develop a problem like dryness, irritation or a sore. If your lips aren't feeling or looking their best, Walgreens Lip Care Products offers a wide range of remedies to address lip care symptoms. With products like lip balm, cold sore treatments and organic options, you can help soothe your lips and address unpleasant symptoms.
Sun Protection for the Lips
The skin that makes up your lip tissue is not like the skin on the rest of your body. It is very thin, and it does not contain the pigments that your body produces when you are exposed to the sun. As a result, your lips are highly vulnerable to ultraviolet damage. Skin cancer can develop on the lips due to repeated sun exposure, and lines and wrinkles can become visible due to sun-related damage. Using a lip balm with broad-spectrum SPF protection against UVA and UVB rays can help decrease your chances of common problems related to the lips and may also reduce the risk of painful sunburn. If you're unsure how much SPF protection your lips need, ask your doctor for advice.
Care for Cold Sores
Cold sores are very common. Be sure to see your doctor to make sure they aren't serious. For the occasional cold sore, there are products available to help minimize the discomfort while they heal. You can also find over-the-counter products formulated to address the healing time of cold sores.
Canker Sore Solutions
Simple, temporary canker sores caused by irritation to the lining of the mouth usually heal over time on their own. If you have any concerns, or your sores aren't healing, speak with your doctor. Our over-the-counter canker sore relief products typically work by alleviating pain while the ulcer heals. Be sure to use these products as directed and keep in mind that sometimes mouth sores could potentially be a sign or symptom of another underlying condition which should be evaluated by your doctor.
Relief for Lip Irritation and Dryness
Your lips can easily become irritated due to a wide variety of reasons. Cold weather and wind can cause chapping, as can dry air and frequently licking your lips. Some people are simply prone to having dry skin in the lip area, making them more vulnerable to chapping. You may also develop raw, sore lips if you have a cold, allergies or a bacterial infection and have had to frequently wipe your nose due to sneezing or post-nasal drip. Lip balms can help reduce discomfort by restoring moisture to the lips with moisturizers like shea butter and glycerin. Many products also contain occlusive ingredients like petrolatum, which create a protective barrier over the lips to keep moisture in the tissue and reduce the risk of chapping.
Browse hundreds of lip care products from top brands including Abreva, Burt's Bees, and eos. Get the relief or protection your lips require by shopping the products in the Walgreens Lip Care Products today.