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Unappealing Skin around the Mouth

Anyone who has ever experienced skin problems, either through their own experience or through someone else, knows that they look very unattractive and sloppy. If there is dry, problem skin on the face and mouth, where it is always visible, it seems very improper. The reasons behind dehydrated skin around the mouth, in general, are in many cases associated with the weather conditions, but there are instances when something else is irritating the skin and it is best that the person affected asks for medical advice to get to the root of the problem. The types of weather conditions include very cold or very hot temperatures, which will shock the skin, take all the moisture out, and eventually lead to peeling and cracking.

What Causes Dry Skin around the Mouth and on the Face

Interestingly, one of the most widespread causes of dry skin around the mouth is constant licking of the lips, which will inevitably lead to some saliva getting to the area around the mouth. The saliva will suck out the moisture from the skin, making it dry leading it to crack and look awkward. Further, the dry skin around the mouth may be produced as a result of an allergic reaction a person may have to stimuli suddenly encountered. In addition, there is another kind of a medical problem that can make the skin around the mouth dehydrate. Seborrheic dermatitis is a condition that attacks the glands that moisturize the skin, making it look red, infected, peeling, in some cases yellowish, while at the same time the affected area will be itching and causing discomfort. There are a couple of reasons as to why the seborrheic dermatitis will all of a sudden appear and they include stress, drastic weather changes and constant touching or scratching of the skin. Finally, older individuals and seniors are more prone to dehydrated skin around the mouth as that is a very common effect of aging. In the case of seniors, all other triggers that lead to this condition, such as weather changes and irritation due to allergies, affect these people more so and on a greater scale.

Treatment for Dry Skin around the Mouth

There is a wide range of activities that an individual can engage in to stop the spreading and reappearing of dry skin around the mouth. Depending on the underlying cause of the condition the treatment will vary accordingly. For instance, if the dehydration is caused by an allergic reaction or by seborrheic dermatitis, the individual will be prescribed appropriate drugs to deal with the problem. In addition, drinking 1 to 2 litters of water on a daily basis does wonders for keeping the skin moisturized, as do many creams if used on a regular basis. Also, flavoured chapsticks can sometimes be the cause of dry skin around the mouth and it is recommended in that case that the person switch to a cocoa based lip balm.

Freckles are Transferred Genetically

Freckles on the lips differ in no way from freckles that appear anywhere else on the body, and they are easily recognizable by their distinctive features such as little brownish or black, flat, round spots on the skin. Freckles also come in different sizes and the degree to which they are visible also varies from person to person, as well as from body part to body part. People who have freckles probably have family members with the same occurrence, as freckles are genetically passed on from one individual to the next. There are many people who do not appreciate the fact that they have freckles and there are also many ways to make them seem less visible. For instance, the sun rays will trigger their appearance, making freckles come back or look more distinctive during the summer months, if they are present all year long. Staying in the shade will reduce their visibility

Reducing the Appearance of Freckles on the Lips

Freckles cannot be removed without medical assistance for good, so any individual who wishes to get rid of these spots and achieve long term results is recommended to seek dermatological help. One of the ways to fight the appearance of freckles is to have a chemical peel, either for short term or long term ridding of the spots. In addition, a proper doctor, in this case a dermatologist, can visually inspect the freckles and suggest bleaching, or dapping creams based on bleach on the surface of the spots. It is imperative that the dermatologists’ advice be obeyed to get optimal results. In most cases, bleaching of the freckles frequently, or as regularly as was recommended, will reduce their appearance. On the other hand, if an individual does not want to go through any medical procedures, there are ways to reduce the appearance of freckles from the comfort of one’s own home. Lemon juice, for instance, has a bleaching effect that has proven to be adequate in getting rid of freckles and so does sour cream. Lastly, a paste made from wheat germ and honey that is applied gently on the freckles and left on for 15 to 20 minutes also helps.

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