Dry Lips? Blame These 10 Mistakes You Didn’t Realize You Were Making

10 Lip-drying mistake: Licking your lips

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It may seem counterintuitive but licking your lips dries them out. “Saliva contains enzymes that dry out and irritate the skin of the lips,” adds Neil Sadick, MD, founder and director of Sadick Dermatology in New York City. Break the habit by choosing and using a moisturizing lip balm whenever you feel the urge to lick.

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