Dry skin around mouth is a issue most people have at some point in there lives. Most frequently it is lip licking around the mouth which is the cause but a lot of other factors come into play also with this complaint. It is beneficial to you to analyse your symptoms and study if you have any changes in your behaviour to determine whether this is a skin complaint or something else.
Is it a change of season where you live? What I am meaning is if it has changed from e.g hot weather to icy cold weather this change affects people’s skin being outside in any cold elements. Normally people are affected with dry chapped lips and this can further affect the skin around the mouth causing dryness and redness on the skin. Other people when they experience this can further lick their lips which can become a habit that is hard to stop. Lip licking happens with both adults and children and is sometimes a nervous habit, if you are doing this it would be good for your health to use a barrier cream to protect the top layers of your skin here as saliva when touching the skin also dries it out further, leading to skin breakdown.
Have you changed any of your skin products? Products that people use definately can have a negative affect on the dry skin around mouth so it is also something to consider. This includes your face moisturiser, lip balm or even a different toothpaste? Different ingredients in skincare products and toothpaste affect people in a different way. If the ingredients are not entirely natural or include chemicals this is also a factor to consider for the future of your skin.
Have you suffered from any skin complaints before being eczema or dermatitis? Some people around the mouth experience a dermatitis condition when they experience itching, flaking of the skin, bright redness. There are three types of dermatitis people can develop being contact dermatitis, periral dermatitis and seborrheic dermatitis. It would be best to check with your doctor to determine if you have any of these conditions.
A really good thing to do when experiencing dry skin around mouth symptoms is to use a completely natural skin care range. This meaning chemical free and also honey products are really excellent for healing the skin.