BEAUTY
Can You Really Use Olive Oil To Treat Chapped Lips?
By SARA CASKEY
With cold weather comes skin struggles, and those with preexisting conditions like psoriasis, dermatitis, and eczema may notice flare-ups. However, most people will likely suffer from this winter, but there might be a hidden solution in your kitchen pantry.
Dermatologist Neda Mehr says “Olive oil is an excellent skin moisturizer, especially when applied to wet skin when the pores are open and can act as a second skin barrier for dry, cracked skin in the winter.” Next time you're feeling chapped in the wintertime, simply dab a hint of olive oil onto the affected area.
If you're susceptible to breakouts, however, this olive oil hack might not be the solution for you as its viscosity can clog pores, breed bacteria, and lead to acne. If your chapped lips grow painful, swell, or begin splitting, it's always best to talk to a certified dermatologist before trying a home remedy.