It’s one thing to spend some time luxuriously looking over multiple lip treatment options, to head to the store and to pick one up, to order some online, and then to have a plethora of solutions when chapped lips are a concern. It’s quite another to simply wake up with a desert-like pucker and wonder what to do when you don’t have any lip balm in sight. When you’re in need but you haven’t had time to generate a collection of lip products just yet, your Riverside dentist offers easy tips!

Tip: Try Olive Oil

Have olive oil in your kitchen? When you can’t find anything in your bathroom, head to your pantry and use a very small amount of this oil. It’s used in many beauty products due to its natural moisturizing properties. Gently rub it into your lips! It will offer the relief you’re seeking until you can find a product for long-term daily use, explains your Riverside dentist.

Tip: Check For Petrolatum

Have any Vaseline in your bathroom? It’s easy to forget that you have this protective salve on hand when you’re looking for lip products. Don’t let this one slip by you. It will coat your lips when they need some extra protection, such as during winter months. Your Riverside dentist reminds you that if you like it, you can purchase it in a very small tube meant specifically for treating your lip health.

Tip: Scrub Gently

Are your lips doing “okay” but you have some unsightly flakes? You have a couple options. In addition to moisturizing them, you may:

  • Mix a bit of table sugar and water together and gently exfoliate your lips
  • Gently use a toothbrush (wet but free of paste) to massage lips; rinse your lips and your brush when you’re through

Keep Lips Healthy And Soft This Season

If you’re short on ways to get your lips back to their pre-winter health, feel free to ask for helpful advice! Give us a call in Riverside, CA to schedule a consultation with your dentist. We are proud to serve patients from Riverside, Temecula, Moreno Valley, Corona, and all surrounding California communities. To schedule an appointment, contact one of the following locations nearest to you:

Riverside Dental Group at Magnolia in Riverside, CA at (951) 689-5031.

Dental Associates of Moreno Valley in Moreno Valley, CA at (951) 697-6800.

Riverside Dental Group at Woodcrest in Riverside, CA at (951) 776-9001.

Oasis Family Dental in Temecula, CA at (951) 695-2290.

Dental Associates of Riverside in Riverside, CA at (951) 369-1001.

Dental Associates of Corona in Corona, CA at (951) 273-9580.