• Use a lip balm containing petroleum jelly or beeswax – you can buy these at a pharmacy or supermarket.
  • Try a few different lip balms if one is not working for you – some people may be sensitive to some fragrances, dyes or cosmetic ingredients.
  • Wash your hands before applying lip balm.
  • Use a lip balm with a sun protection factor (SPF) of 15 or more every 2 hours when outdoors.
  • Drink plenty of water to avoid becoming dehydrated.
  • Do not pick or bite any flaky skin on your lips – this can slow down healing.
  • Do not keep licking dry or cracked lips – this can make them sore.
  • Do not share lip balms with other people – this can spread germs.