There are quite a few things that can cause lip dryness, from dry weather to frequent use of lipsticks that dry the lips. But there is another thing that can affect your lips – coffee. You’ve read it right, there’s an interesting connection between your coffee and lip intake and here’s everything you need to know about it:
It turns out that our lips are especially affected by anything that can make them dry and coffee can certainly cause dryness. This is because caffeine is a desiccant that can lead to dryness in the lips and also dryness in the oral cavity. And if you’re a heavy consumer of coffee, your dry lips may well be due to your deep affection for the common drink.
If you get up in the morning and notice that your lips are dry, you may not be consuming enough fluids. Aside from using the lip balm to restore moisture to the lip skin, it is also important to drink water and if you drink a little too much coffee a day, you should also reduce it.
The mistake you do in the morning
During sleep, you do not drink at all for about eight hours. And then when you wake up, instead of regaining the moisture you need – you actually making your body drier by drinking coffee. But don’t worry, that doesn’t necessarily mean that you should completely give up your favorite drink.
Just before you prepare yourself the morning coffee (because who can go without it?) – pour yourself two glasses of water. You can do this while the kettle is running and you wait for the water to boil. And after you finish your coffee cup? Drink another glass of water. This is recommended in any situation but especially if you get up in the morning with dry, cracked lips. And if you drink more than 3-4 cups of coffee a day while noticing that your lips are dry – you should reduce consumption while drinking plenty of water, of course.
* The content on this article does not constitute professional opinion, recommendation, substitute for consultation with an expert or obtain medical advice.