1. Dehydration
Many of us don't drink enough water. We also don't eat enough fresh vegetables and fruit, which are high in liquid. Drink plenty of liquids, but go easy on the booze and coffee, which can make dehydration worse.

2. Lip Licking
The same chemicals in our saliva that kick off digestion will eat away at your lip skin with excessive licking. There's no magic bullet for this step – you just need to stop! Grab the lip balm every time you feel the urge to lick.

3. Mouth Breathing
We're designed to breath through our noses. Sleeping with your mouth wide open will not only lead to drool on your pillow, it'll dry out your lips. You might also notice that when your nose is stuffy and you're forced to breath through your mouth, your lips get chapped.

4. Irritating Foods
Citrus and other acidic foods, salty foods, spicy foods and very rough or dry foods can irritate the lips. Eat carefully, avoiding the lip area, or skip the problem foods while your lips are cracked and peeling.

There are other reasons why your lips might be dry, these a but a few of them.

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