Why is it bad to lick your lips?
Licking your lips might feel great at the time and your lips might feel moist temporarily, but in reality this habit is causing them to dry out.
When you lick your lips, you’re coating them in saliva. Not only does it evaporate very quickly to leave lips drier than before, your saliva is also full of enzymes that are too harsh for the delicate lip skin. These enzymes can remain on the lips and cause them to feel dry and uncomfortable.
However, there’s no need to put up with chapped lips. By using a soothing lip balm that’s free of sweeteners like NIVEA® Lip Care Moisture, your lip-licking habit may become nothing but a distant memory.