Thank you to @orchardaesthetcs_bideford for sharing your patients' fabulous lip transformation 💋! Exfoliation with a soft damp muslin and @albusandflora balm every day resulted in healthy lips in under a week, after previous unsuccessful outcomes with other treatments.
While many genetic & environmental factors can trigger severe dryness in the lips, chronic & persistent inflammation caused and/or exacerbated by UVA & UVB radiation is often at the root of the problem and must be addressed. Not only does it further weaken the skins barrier but also degrades collagen & elastin, leading to premature ageing.
Barrier disruption, dehydration and inflammation set up a vicious cycle - the " Infamm'dryness circle " can be hard to crack, as @charleneblight found out.
Each challenge the lip endures further worsens the situation. For example, chronic dehydration stops the natural exfoliation enzymes working leading to thick dry patches of skin. These are not only uncomfortable, but when they do come away they often break the skin - incredibly painful and you guessed it, cause even more inflammation. With UV fuelling the inflammation, the cycle can continue for months.
Huge thanks to @charleneblight & @orchardaesthetics_bideford for the 📸💖 x
4 months ago